I had so much fun making this card today. I embossed the butterfly wings three times before I decided on this one. This set of wings and sentiment "Anthing is possible" is from the Wings and Things - Small set made by Molly Stamps. I know the groundhog saw his shadow this week and we have six more weeks of winter, but we are supposed to have 40 and 50 degree weather for the next few days. That will make it feel like spring, so I think of butterflies.
I really like the paper I used for this card too! It is the new paper pack, Unforgettable, from the CTMH 2009 Spring Idea Book. I love the colors and the flowers.
See the pink lace trim I used on the top and bottom of the brown, flowered paper. These are so pretty! I got them from Diane, owner and designer of Deedle-dee Doodles. I adhered the lace trim on the card with liquid glass and wrapped it around the back so it wouldn't fray. I wish you could see this card in person, because the textures are so nice.
Here is a close-up (mom cam) of the butterfly. I stamp the wings in versamark on pattern paper from Unforgettable and embossed them with gold embossing powder. I used retired My Accents beads from CTMH for the body and check out the antennas. Remember when I told you my mom found a hug stash of ric rac and ribbon at a garage sale. I got the pink and gold ric rac from that, thanks Mom! It matched perfectly! The ric rac was from JC Penney and it only cost 13 cents at the time. Now, you know how old that ribbon is and it is in all the original packaging. Thanks again, MOM! Oh, I just noticed how you can see the lace trim really well on this pic too! If you are interested in purchasing a package of lace trim in various colors, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will contact Diana.
Since our theme this month at Paper Craft Planet is Friends/Friendship I wanted to tie this card to that theme. When I thought of the theme and saw the sentiment I used on the front, I thought finishing the card "With Friends". Boy, I have been using my printer a lot lately. I used cocoa color (R-117, G-104, B-87) and Black Chancery. I print my sentiment on regular printer paper, so I knew where it will be and then I attached my cardstock over the words with dotto (removale adhesive) and print again. Perfect every time! I got this idea from Diana Gibbs, a fellow Paper Craft Planet DT member. Thanks, Diana!
Supplies: All products are CTMH unless noted. Paper - Unforgettable Level 2 paper; Stamp set - Wings and Things - Small; Ink - gold embossing powder, juniper, cocoa marker, Accessories - pink ric rac (JC Penney), My Accents beads, pop dots (unknown), gold brads, pink crocheted lace (Deedle-dee Doodles), chocolate designer ribbon, creme brulee designer ribbon; Tools - EK Success corner rounder without guard to make scallops, computer, printer, Black Chancery font, 1 3/8" circle punch (SU), scallop circle punch (SU).