Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Botanical Butterfly

I have to laugh while I post this card.   I honestly tried to design a card without adding any flowers.  It was all finished without any, and I just couldn't bring myself to post it.  I decided to add some daisies and now I am much happier.  I don't know what it is with me and flowers!   

To create this card I used two JustRite stamp sets.  The butterfly is from the "Botanical Butterflies" stamp set.  The image, which includes the circle behind the butterfly, was white embossed on aqua card stock and cut out with scissors.  I stamped it again, using a  blue Distress Ink on white card stock, and cut out the butterfly so I could make it dimensional.  Have you seen all the beautiful JustRite border stamps?  I love this one from the "Classic Lace Edges One" stamp set.  JustRite has a lot of new border stamps I'm sure you will love - they are all posted at Joan's Gardens.  This lace edge was white embossed then I sponged on  ink in the center, to help make the white embossing stand out.  

After the border was stamped, I used the new Sizzix "Fancy Frame" embossing folder to create a border around the stamped image.  I lightly sponged color over the raised portion of the embossed frame.  The corners are one of the Cheery Lynn "Corners".  The little daisies were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Darling Daisies" die.  Kaiser Craft rhinestones were added to complete the card.    Well I am satisfied now that I have added the cute little daisies.  

All these products can be purchased from Joan's Gardens:
JustRite Classic Lace Edges One (CR03680)
JustRite Botanical Butterflies (CR02245)
Sizzix Fancy Frame (657197)
Cheery Lynn Corner (B163)
Cheery Lynn Darline Daisies (A196)
Distress Inks
Ranger White Embossing Powder

I would like to send this card to my sister, who lives in Colorado, but I doubt they even have mail delivery right now.  She lives by the Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs, where the terrible fire is in Waldo Canyon.  Both her and my niece had to evacuate.  Last I heard, the fire was in the neighborhood where my niece lives and my sister lives not far away.  I just heard that the fire has reached part of the Air Force Academy.  We all need to pray that these fires will be put out soon and everyone will be safe.  It is so devastating to lose your entire house and most of your belongings.  They are worried that the fire will jump the highway and reach the beautiful little suburb of Colorado Springs called Manitou Springs.   My sister told me that the ashes from this fire are the size of half a dollar bill -- hard to even imagine.



Rita said...

I'm smiling now too Selma. I love flowers, ribbons and All. Your card is stunning and the butterflies are beautiful. I love the dainy little flowers, they suit the card very well. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Clare Curcio said...

I love that you did put flowers on it - it is hard not to, huh? Selma, I'm praying for them in Colorado, so near the fire. I was born and raised in Denver, and went to the Springs many times. We camped in Manitou Springs, where we had a black bear come into our campspot, about 8 feet away from the campfire about midnight. You've never seen 8 people jump up and hitail it for the trailer so fast! It will all grow back, but I do hope that no further homes will be burned, and that they will get control of it soon. The heat doesn't help!

Nancy Hill said...

Love the embossing and stunning butterflies.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Gorgeous card Selma, love the aqua colour...and like you I have to put flowers on my card and I'll even find room for the smallest butterflies as I love them.

Love Sheila xx

Frann said...

Selma, you made me laugh. I also have a hard time not putting flowers on my cards. Maybe that's why I have a hard time doing masculine cards as I feel that flowers on them are inappropriate. I empathize with those near the Colorado fires. We've had our share of them here in southern California.

The Other Patti Sue said...

It just wouldn't be the same without flowers... that's what you're know for! This is gorgeous!

Caroline D. said...

Oh my! This is soooooo pretty! Those little daisies you added really reflect on the lacy border stamp...nice detail that you inked the inside of the lace too. I like it without any big flowers... shows off the butterfly and lets it be the focal point. Sometimes... less really is better!


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