Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Since I am a bit partial to butterfly images, I really wanted to make another card with the new Fancy Butterflies Set from Sparkle N Sprinkle.  With Basic Grey’s challenge this week of Sizzling Summer (summer images and hot papers), I knew the cardstock I recently purchased would do the trick.

I ran a piece of red cardstock through an embossing folder, distressd the edges, and sponged Jet Black StazOn ink around the edges before adding it to the card base.  I added a strip of the new butterfly decorative cardstock, along with a small square, also distressing all edges and sponging with Jet Black StazOn.  I added a strip of ribbon that actually was black with silver stripes.  I sponged it with Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade die ink which resulted in a lovely metallic color that matched perfectly.

I stamped the Fancy Butterfly image in Fired Brick dye ink on pumpkin colored cardstock.  I colored the image with markers and cut it out with a die.  I went over the image and the edges with a Versamarker and heat embossed with Clear Detail embossing powder, then sponged with StazOn and popped it up in the center with foam tape.  I stamped the sentiment from
Kind Wishes with the Jet Black StazOn, cut it out with a die, and added the Fired Brick and Jet Black StazOn to the edges.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Basic Grey Challenge #50 – Sizzling Summer
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Tim Holtz Technique (Distressing)
Aifactory Challenges #089 – Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge Week #115 – Red Card
Catch The Bug Challenge – Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #33 (CIC33) – Things with Wings
Corrosive Challenge #128 – Earth Tones
Craft Us Crazy Wednesday Challenge #14 – Anything Goes In August
Craft Your Passion Challenge #70 – Favorite Season
Flourishes Shades of Sunset Challenge – Favorite Sunset Colors
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #106 - Something Old/Something New (Old-Ribbon, New-Stamps/Paper)
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE111 – Butterfly
Stamp And Create August Challenge – Critters/Bugs or Animals
Delightful Sketches Challenge - Things With Wings


Stacy aka twinshappy said...

This is lovely, your butterfly is wonderful. Thanks for playing in FLourishes Sunset challenge.

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is beautiful. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss. Marianne x (I have some candy on my blog.)

craftymum said...

A super card. thank you for playing with us at TG this week
hugs Sarah x

Mummylade said...

What a lovely creation Marie! Thank you so much for entering the Red challenge at Allsorts and good luck!

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Marie, love the hot colours. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Cassie said...

Lovely butterfly, Marie! So glad you joined us for CIC#33 :D

Donna said...

This is one amazing card, Marie. Aside from the intricate details and beauty, I'm equally impressed that you can distress with black staz-on ink so successfully! My card would never look like that. Absolutely lovely.

Zulma said...

Beautiful card! nice colors, embossing and the butterfly is so cute. TFS with us at The Corrosve Cha.
Zulma DT

sallysbitz said...

Beautiful card & great layout x

Thanks for joining us this week @ Delightful Challenges & Good Luck x

hugs sally x

Candy C said...

Hi E. Marie. Your card is lovely. You did a beautiful job with the design and colors you chose to combine. The distressing of colors and edges really work well together. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Gaynor said...

Wow Very pretty, I love this card a lot, thanks for sharing with us at craft your passion, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Debbie said...

Well if butterflies aren't a sign of summer time, I don't know what is. THis is absolutely beautiful. THanks for joining us for our summertime fun challenge at Creative Inspirations


Tammy Miller said...

What a great card. Love the image & colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch the Bug for our Anything Goes Challenge! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

Annette said...

Love all the detail on this card, and all those lovely butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Incy Wincy this week. Good luck in your challenges. Annette xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Love your card, love the image you have used.

Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges this week.


Jo x

PsyPenguin said...

This is beautiful! Love the zingy orange butterflies. Xx

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the embossing and butterflies. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

Regan said...

This is gorgeous! Beautiful image and I love the embossing and the sponging! Perfect papers too! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for the Earth Tones challenge! :)
Regan ~ Design Team

Kathy D. said...

great job with the sketch! Don't you just love when you have the perfect paper for the ideal in your head!!

Thanks for playing "things with wings" with us at
Hope to see you Friday when challenge #34 is released.