Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Fresh Bouquets and Butterflies

Hello everyone! 
I'm sure you've been as busy and can relate to the overfull days and hectic hours of the holiday preparations that have been going on around here. Craziness! 

I was challenged by Laurie's terrific Faux Stained Glass technique at Make It Monday and had to sneak in a few minutes to give this a try. 

A card with airy colors and the freshness of spring. Ahhh! I needed that break.  

I used the PTI Bitty Butterflies Cover Plate Die for the background. I colored the vellum using Distress Inks in Broken China and Shaded Lilac. For the focal point, I cut a butterfly from the PTI Butterflies Cover Plate Die, and trimmed out one of the butterflies with scissors. I cut it from white card stock and blended ink to color it. Afterwards I added droplets of the ink, splattered, and a few spritzes of Perfect Pearls added to water for texture and shine.

Wrapping a bit of tulle (with a teeny bit of glitter in it) behind the butterfly and adding sequins made me happy!
I used stamps from the Fresh Bouquet set.  
Hope this finds you thinking that, whatever is going on, "You've got this!" 

Be yourself
     Delight in your craft 
        Make something beautiful!



Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this turned out GORGEOUS Cindy! Love the colors you chose and the beautiful butterfly with the tulle behind it! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Cindy! Love the beautiful background full of butterflies! Great take on the challenge!

Leslie Miller said...

How lovely to see this summery card this time of year! Butterflies are a favorite whenever they show up. Such pretty colors and pearly technique. Love the tulle, too! Merry Christmas, Cindy!

paperkicks said...

Lovely card, Cindy!! Love the darling butterflies!!

Marybeth said...

Cindy this looks gorgeous , light and airy...... What a beautiful card! Love the bit of tule ! Merry Christmas

Joyously Noelle said...

Sweet butterflies and a lovely card!

Vicki Finger said...

Gorgeous card, Cindy! I might have to get that cover plate eventually!

lainey said...

What a pretty card! The addition of the tulle is lovely.

Kay Miller said...

This is so pretty Cindy! Like a breath of fresh spring air! I love the colors too! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2018!! ((Hugs))