Friday, April 29, 2011

Life is like a Butterfly








Punches used for flowers


Today I have a card created with a new flower punch from Joan's Gardens.  It is called the Super Giant Lilacs/Daphne.  I am very excited to get this punch because so many times I want to create small flowers for my cards.  I will be creating some different flowers with other pieces from this punch.  

The design paper used is  called "Sparkling Spring" 6"x6" paper stack.  Joan has a lot of new paper pads with such beautiful paper.  Be sure and check them all out on her blog.  On the top of this sheet there is a little verse; part of it reads . . . The butterfly flutters about as if to say "Look at me, am I not beautiful with my new wings?"   I thought this was perfect to go with this stamp from JustRite.  It is from the "Butterfly Gardens" stamp set.  Rhinestones were placed around the border of the sentiment and the center chalked with yellow.  The doily behind the sentiment is another of the new Cherry Lynn doily dies from Joan's Gardens.  It is called "Canadian Kaleidoscope".  You now can order eight different beautiful doily dies from Joan.  

The design paper I used has small pink flowers in each corner and I wanted to make some of them dimensional.  There are three different sizes of the small flower on the mega punch so I created all three sizes to embellishment my card.  The flowers are a pale pink and the stamens are two punched suns out of a darker pink.  The butterflies were punched using the Martha Stewart "3-in-1 Butterfly" punch.  Rhinestones and Stickles were added to the body of each one.  The border around the card was created using the Martha Stewart "Swirling Lace" punch

All the products used to create this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.  If you don't see something you are interested in, just email or call Joan and she will be happy to help you. She has been working on her new blog appearance to make it easier to find the products you are interested in but she is currently still updating all the info.   Contact information for Joan is on her blog.

This card has been entered on the Embellish Blog for "Square Cards Color Trends Challenge".   Here are the colors to be used:



Thanks for stopping by.    Have a wonderful weekend.

14 comments:

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Selma, what a beauty. Love those flowers and your beautiful layers. Enjoy a great weekend.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Don't you get tired of me saying the same old thing? I never tire of saying how beautiful I think this is! Keep them coming!

Nancy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love the lacy feel. The butterflies and flowers are beautiful. The sentiment is perfect too.

Sue W said...

So good to see another beautiful card from you Selma!

Mary Jo said...

Selma--as usual you have created a stunning card. Love the combination of butterflies and flowers and the colors too.

CraftinGranny said...

Stunning and beautiful LO Selma. Your flowers are magnificant, as always! "Hugs" Carol

Olga said...

What a gorgeous piece of art! You have such a way with those punches!

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, what a beauty! I love that Doily Die and the beautiful flowers. I haven't had a chance to use the new paper either and you sure did an awesome job with it. Love it!

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic punch that is you have used. love it.
Hugs Trish.

The Other Patti Sue said...

You can sure make that paper sing Selma! Your cute little flowers are perfect for this beautiful card!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Beautiful butterflies on your decorative square card! Thanks so much for joining Embellishes Color Trends Challenge!

Sandy Ang said...

Love it's delicate beauty

Sandy Ang said...

Love it's delicate beauty

Charlene Austin said...

OMWord that flower punch is fantastic. As is your square card entry. Thanks so much for playing along with the Embellish Challenge.

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