Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Butterfly and the Beach

Cosmo the crazy dog and I are recovering from our late afternoon trip to the vet. He's been "sentenced" to wear the dreaded cone collar for the next few days while he recovers, so it's going to be a rough few days at our house for him, me, and my walls. If he cooperates, I'll try to snap a picture to share . . .

After I got home from the vet, I had time to make quick cards for a few different blogger color challenges. I can’t get enough of these pretty glittered die cut pieces from the Carolyn Gavin collection from K & Company! I used a sparkly butterfly here as the focal point on the card I created for Dawn’s latest color challenge. This week’s combo was light aqua, coral pink, chocolate, and white.

I used this week’s sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You as the starting point for my layout. The card base is Papertrey Ink’s Aqua Mist. I stamped polka dots from Polka Dot Basics on a strip of Dark Chocolate cardstock using my new Versamark Dazzle ink pad (one of my purchases at the stamp convention over the weekend. It adds a very subtle tone-on-tone shimmer. I slid a Berry Sorbet scalloped strip underneath the right edge of the polka dot panel. I made the large scallops using my SU! slot punch. Each scallop is dotted with a bit of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.

I layered the butterfly on a pair of circles, then attached the panel to the card. The wings and outline are a perfect match for the challenge colors! I added the simple “hi there” sentiment from the Mega Mixed Messages set to complete the card.

Materials Used:
Polka Dot Basics and Mega Mixed Messages stamp sets, Berry Sorbet Palette ink, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, and Dark Chocolate cardstock, Berry Sorbet satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink); Versamark Dazzle (Tsukineko); circle dies (Nestabilities); Petal Pink Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Shimmery White cardstock, slot punch, dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!); butterfly die cut (K & Company-Carolyn Gavin line)

Here, I used another one of the new goodies I picked up this weekend, along with the colors from Kristina's latest color challenge. I thought the flip flop images in this set from Impression Obsession were so cute--and a good match for the Sahara Sand, So Saffron, More Mustard, Baja Breeze, and white color combo, too.

I stamped the flip flop outlines and straps in black ink, then filled the image in with the dotted pattern. The straps are embellished with tiny Prima flowers with even tinier blue rhinestones at their centers. I matted the image on a pair of circles. The bottom one was cut with the pinked circle die--kind of reminds me of the sun--LOL!

I used scraps of So Saffron patterned paper and Baja Breeze cardstock for the panels on the cardfront. I used another scrap--this time, a piece of white grosgrain ribbon--as a simple embellishment. The image is layered on to the card with a dimensional.

Materials Used:
Flip Out stamp set (Impression Obsession); Tuxedo Black ink (Memento); Baja Breeze Classic ink, Baja Breeze, More Mustard, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White cardstock, So Saffron Prints designer series paper, mat pack and paper piercing tool, dimensionals (Stampin' Up!); Swiss Dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug); white grosgrain ribbon (Michaels); flowers (Prima); blue tiny twinkles (Taylored Expressions); circle and pinking circle dies (Nestabilities)


  1. Cute! Love the butterfly and those flip flops!

  2. Oh no! Why did he have to go to the vet?

  3. I love the flip flop card. And I hope your dog is OK!!!!!

  4. This card is darling Lori! I hope your doggy feels better:)

  5. Adorable card, Lori! LOVE it!!!!

  6. Both your cards are so CUTE! Love the butterfly and flip flops!

  7. Lori, both cards are adorable,

  8. You have created a beautiful card. I love the use of
    satin ribbon
    as it finishes the card nicely. I might use your idea on one of my next crafts.


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