Thursday, January 13, 2011

New Beginnings

I am so excited about this card because it gave me a chance to use a new image that I fell in love with the minute I saw it.  I am really attracted to images with butterflies or flowers, so when I saw this stamp with both, I had to have it.  I wanted to use it in a more glamorous card and decided to use a card technique I had found when I first started my blog.  The image is a newly introduced set called Butterfly Corner by Our Daily Bread Designs.  I stamped it on cream cardstock in rasberry ink, then cut out a portion of the image with a Spellbinder Nestability.  It is layered on a dark green scalloped oval nestie.  I stamped the image a 2nd time and cut out the butterfly, colored it with chalk, and popped it on top of the image on the card.  The background paper on the card is from K&Company.  I have actually had this pad of two-sided cardstock for quite awhile and was just waiting for the right card.  This was it!

The saying is also from Our Daily Bread from their Happy Birthday set.  I stamped this in dark green on cream and layered it on a pink lable from Cuttlebug.  I chose this saying because I thought this card would be perfect for someone's wedding, which is a great "new beginning" in someone's life.

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light (ODBDSLC43) - use something new and something old from your stash (new stamp/old cardstock)
Stamping In Time: On Assignment Challenge(SNTODBD25) - Ring in the New
Dutch Dare Card Challenge #94 - New Beginnings
The Creative Cottage Challenge - Something New
Creative Inspirations Challenge #50 - Use something new on your project/new element (new stamp)
Creative Craft World Blog Challenge - Anything Goes
Ellephantastic Challenge #22 - New Beginnings
Ooh La La Creations Challenge #71 - Bling It On
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge #136 - Unique Fold/Non-Traditional Fold
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #37 - Anything with wings plus Sentiment
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #93 - Sketch Challenge

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge #85 - Fancy Fold
CES Challenge #18 - All Creatures Great and Small
The Cuttlebug Spot - Inspired By a Song (Papillon by Celine Dion - This is the French Word for Butterfly)


Basement gal said...

Beautiful card and I love your butterfly. I do like all the layering too it gives lots of added interest. Thanks for entering the challenge at creative inspirations.

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Such a beautiful card I to love butterflies and flowers. Love the colours you have used makes it looks really elegant. Thanks for joining us this month at Ellephantastic and good luck in the draw.
Tamara Ellie DT

Jill said...

What a beautiful creation, great papers as well. Thanks for playing along at Ellephantastic this month. Jill

lindyloo said...

what a very elegant card thanks for joining us at the creative cottage linda x

Tami B. said...

Your card is beautiful. I'm a fellow S. Carolinian and I found your site thru the Our Daily Bread blog.

Dorcas said...

THis is a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at DDCC!

Graphicat said...

Absolutly gorgeous take on our sketch! I love the butterflies and flower images on here! Lovely!!
thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular!

Gemma said...

What a stylish and elegant card this is, love the combination of the papers and the butterfly is just a great finishing touch! Super! Thank you for playing along at SSC this week. Hugs Gemma

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning!! I just love your design and the soft colors. Beautiful layout and dp!
Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.


Beautiful soft colour scheme and a very elegant design. The sentiment is wonderful too. Thank you so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card - great layout and love that butterfly :)

Thanks for joining us this week for our 'Anything Goes' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

PaulaM said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL card. I love the layout that you have chosen and have done a wonderful job with the embellishments. Gorgeous work. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tueday this week.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so beautiful!!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous card!!! You have created a masterpice here.....LOVE it!! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card and a beautiful butterfly. Thanks for taking part in our first challenge of 2011. Hope to see you again next month. Good luck.
Elle DT

lalkygirl said...

stunning creations,i love everything about it,perfect embellies too,
tracey[gdt at ollcb]

Vee said...

Gorgeous card love the layout and the colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week.
xx Vee

Karita said...

Ooh, I just love your card! Those DP´s are gorgeous!!! And the butterfly is beautiful!

Thanks for joining at SSC this week :)


Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

This card is truly beautiful and f course I love the butterfly image the most...

Thanks for joining this weeks fancy folds challenge at Allsorts

Emma xxx

The Mama Monkey said...

Beautiful coloring combo! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties!

Julie said...

Beautiful card - so elegant and gorgeous papers! Thanks for joining us this week at CES challenges! Juliexx

Chocolate Orange said...

Beautiful card.

Thankyou for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our first challenge. Anything goes

Choccy x

craftykitten said...

Great card, love the butterfly and the colours are divine. Thanks for joining in our Bling it on challenge at Ooh La La this time.
Dawn x

Sue said...

Hi Ya
a beautiful card,gorgeous butterfly, lovely papers & design, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Julia Moss said...

Wow stunning card. Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot.

Lisa M. said...

This is beatufiul! Love the butterfly!

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week! Looking forward to seeing you create with us again soon!
♥ Lisa

Anne said...

Gorgeous. Thanks for linking up with us at OLL. Hugs x

Charlotte said...

Oh, how lovely. I love the the colors, and especially love the sentiment.

thread-bare said...

What a great card xx Thanks for joining in with us at Ellephantastic Challenges xx Clare DT ♥

Ellephantastic Cards and Crafts said...

Stunning card. Thank you for playing along with Ellephantastic hugs x