Sunday, March 18, 2012

Rainbow Butterflies

It's been a bit of a break on the blogging, but it has been unseasonably warm here in MN so I have been outside enjoying it with the family rather than playing in my craft room.  I did however get a CARD made for the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week.  Now, I'm not really a card maker for the fun of it...only when I need one.  I would rather create a scrap page because I have more area to work with, but here's is this week's challenge:

No matter how hard I tried, I could not come up with a scrap page.   Here's my card:

I remembered that our First Edition DSP had writing about butterflies so I thought I'd make a rainbow of butterflies.  My card is Very Vanilla base  (I photoed on black to get it to show better.) with a layer of Basic Black, and then a layer of the DSP.  I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit to make the butterflies.  I chose the following cardstock colors: Real Read, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, and Elegant Eggplant.  I added a pearl to each one and then I pulled the fibers from the 1 1/4" Black ribbon and tied on a "friends" sentiment from the Tiny Tag set.

I'm really happy with the outcome, and am glad I stepped out of my scrap comfort zone.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! How great to put the butterflies on the butterfly first edition! I love the rainbow effect against the black and ivory with the paper and the ribbon! Perfection! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. I absolutely adore this. My two favorite things are newsprint and rainbows. Yay! You did both! Thanks so much for playing at HSS.

  3. Congratulations Bobbie!

    You have been selected as a Hand Stamped Sentiments Artist Pick for your design this week! You have earned the HSS Artist Pick Badge to display on your blog.

    Please email me to obtain the html code for your badge.

    Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

    Come play again!

    HSS Design Team