Sunday, May 1, 2011

Butterfly Garden






This morning I saw this week's JustRite Inspiration Challenge and thought I would enter a card.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here are the requirements:  "The rectangle focal element can be any one of our different shaped stamps, or how about challenging yourself to stamp one of our normally round, square or oval shapes onto a rectangle for a change!"  Here is the sketch to be used:

 

I used one of the new JustRite stamp sets called "Butterfly Gardens".  I love to work with flowers and butterflies so you know I had fun creating this card.  The images in this set are round but your challenge is to create a rectangle so I stamped the image, colored it with Copic markers, then cut around it.  It was mounted onto one of the new Spellbinder dies called "Fleur De Lis Rectangles".  I used the second largest die.  The image was stamped a second time and the butterfly and largest mum were cut out and added with dimensional tape. 

Instead of adding a bow to this card, I decided to create dimensional flowers to match the image.  Using three different sizes of "Daisy" Punches, three flowers from each size were used to create each of the mums.  Using the Flower Tool Kit, each flower was shaped to resemble a mum.  The decorative border was created with the Martha Stewart "Embossed Scroll" border punch.  The design paper is from the new "Botanical" 6x6" paper stack I just received from Joan's Gardens.  The corners were cut with the new Spellbinder "Parisian Accents" dies.  I had to search through some of my leaf dies and found this one by "BossKut" call "Daisy Leaves" that really matched the ones in the stamped image.  They were also shaped with tools from the Flower Tool Kit.  The Martha Stewart butterflies were punched and embossed with the Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder.  "Fruit Punch" Stickles was added for highlights to the flowers and butterflies. I love having a lot of different colors of Stickles to add a special finishing touch to my cards.
This is a fun challenge to enter.  If you don't have your JustRite stamps, you can purchase them, and all products used to create this card, from Joan's Gardens.


14 comments:

june lanum said...

sooooooooooooooooooo pretty

CraftinGranny said...

Little late getting around to posting and I totally missed the last card. Both creations are stunning with beautiful flowers Selma. My flowers never turn out yours........sobs! LOL Oh well, maybe one of these days I'll get it. Have a wonderful Sunday! "Hugs" Carol

The Other Patti Sue said...

I just love stopping by your blog... always a beautiful creation to ogle over!

La Vikinga said...

Great card!!

Charlotta

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful! You have the talent for gorgeous flowers!!!!!

Mary Jo said...

Selma as usual this is stunning. So glad to see you back doing challenges.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Absolutely stunning Selma I love all of your wonderful creations.

Love Sheila xx

Becky Jo said...

Beautiful as always! You have inspired me to make my own flowers. What Fun! Thanks so much for sharing your creations! Hugs!!

Sheri said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous flowers! I'm SO jealous you have that stamp already! Still waiting for mine ;-(

Angelica said...

Beautiful card Selma, love all the dimension of the flowers.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

More beautiful flowers and very pretty card.

jeans said...

I so enjoy your blog and the amazing story of your coffee bean tree.

terri d. said...

Your card is beautiful Selma! I love the pink flower cluster in the bottom left!

JustRite Stampers said...

Love how you combined Butterfly gardens with your flower garden!

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