Monday, August 13, 2007

I have been waiting and waiting...

To share this card with you all...this is one of those that I was hopping up and down so excited that it turned out just like it was in my head. Greatness!! To quote JanTink...YILM!! (Yes, I love myself!!)

When Julee first showed me the Fancy Florals set, the first thing I saw was a butterfly in the largest flower image. OMG! I couldn't wait to get my hands on it and make it so! Then I got out the paper from my design team kit and lo and behold...there are butterflies on the Gretel paper!!! It was just meant to be. Ok, now I've just lost it.

Anyway, to create the butterfly, I used the largest flower outline and stamped it in Ruby Red Ink on Pearlized Cream cardstock twice. I cut one out and left the other one for the underneath image. I also stamped (using my Stamp a majig) the "body" using one of the flower stems. I used the Out of the Box Technique to leave part of the butterfly over the edge of the main panel. I sponged and sponged it with Guava and Cocoa ink, then distressed and pierced the edges for more of a vintage look. I also pierced his trail & accented it with my Clear Glaze pen. To add some oomph, I layered the main image on Groovy Guava and Ruby Red, and stamped the sentiment from Thoughtful Phrases in the corner.

My Guava card base measures 5 1/4 square, and I layered the Gretel Paper (isn't it yummy??) on a piece of Vanilla Cardstock, and added some Chocolate Chip pieces with brads to accent the layout. The ribbon is May Arts (yummy too!!!) Dark Brown Wrinkled & some kind of yummy red stuff. I used a couple different layers of Mini Pop Dots between my cardstock layers for some emphasis, and last I folded the butterfly and stuck him on with 2 glue dots.

So I hope you enjoy my flash of (what I'd like to think is) brilliance...see...I told you that you were going to love this set!!

Stamps: Fancy FloralsPaper: Gretel (Cosmo Cricket), Pearlized Cream (Paper Accents), Groovy Guava, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Accessories: Pop Dots, Dark Brown Wrinkled Ribbon, Red Ribbon (May Arts), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Glue Dots, Distressing Tool (Tim Holtz), Copper brads, Clear Glaze Pen (Sakura), Stamp-a-majig

17 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

I can understand your excitement, it's georgous!

babyboxermom said...

Shannan, that card is just amazing.

Christi said...

Wow! Beautiful card! I love the butterfly...aw I love EVERYTHING!! :) Great job as always Shannan!

Flossie's Follies said...

Beautiful card, love the butterfly and the colors you used.

AJ said...

just gaw-jus!! I can totally see you bouncing up and down too~ ;)

Amy said...

Wow!! Amazing that you saw a butterfly in that stamp! I just love this card, you outdid yourself on this one, Shannan! Great job girl!

Hugs,
Amy

Suzy (Doan) Tyler said...

What a great card! Can't wait to order the new stamp set. The DP rocks!

Melissa said...

Wow! This is awesome!

Shadowcatcher said...

Simply MAH-velous darling! A shining star of brilliance!

Dana said...

Shannan, this is the BEST card I have seen using this set. I'm so totally blown away by your brilliance! (and a little bit jealous too) *grin*

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Just gorgeous, Shannan!

lacyquilter said...

Gorgeous card. After all, it has butterflies.

Bethany Paull said...

Oh my gosh! This is the first thing I thought of too! I even stamped it out on my scratch paper, but didn't make the card. You beat me to it! Oh well, I think yours turned out better than mine would have any way. I love this card with the butterfly trail and the different panels. GORGEOUS!

Kendra Giles said...

supah, supah, supah cute card my beautiful friend! :) ok, seriously now when are we getting together again?!

Colleen Schaan said...

WOW - this is gorgeous! This was so much more than just a FLASH of brilliance...this was a floodlight!

Jen said...

Oh my...absolutely gorgeous!!!! I have to pick my jaw up off the floor. So very creative.

Christina Fischer said...

Oh, oh, oh -- this is awesome!! Simply gorgeous! :)

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