Tuesday, May 24, 2011

MORE Less is More Butterflies!

I was just having so much fun with butterflies, I decided to make another card...or two:) for Less is More challenge 16!!  The cool thing about making butterflies like this(cutting around their wings) is that you can make them pop off the card without adding more paper.  I made the orange/yellow/blue one first, but like the whimsically colored one a bit better, my second try:

I used a stamp set from Papertrey Ink Butterfly Basics...stamping and embossing the butterflies.  I colored the top card with Sharpie markers, the bottom one with SU markers.  I used this tool and cut around the  butterflies' wings:
Wow..need some nail polish and a manicure:)!!
 It has a tiny razor tip that swivels as you cut...easy peasy cutting!!
I added a sentiment from Papertrey Ink, as well.  Again, what fun!!!!

I opened up the Less is more website to leave some more comments on cards this morning, and saw my card from last week!!  The flood of emotion is hard to describe...shock, joy, honor, shock, more shock and utter happiness...I am truly honored!!!  You have no idea how much this meant to me, thank you, Mandi and Chrissie,  for ShowCASing my card...amongst so many wonderful stampers and cards  I am truly humbled!!
Now, it's back into the gallery....

Things I used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Butterfly Dreams, Signature Greetings
Paper: Bazzill white
 Ink: stazon black, SU markers(Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Daffodil Delight, Barely Banana, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust, Sharpie markers
 Extras: Fiskars cutter, clear embossing powder


  1. You were a well deserved winner lisa
    Well done
    these are both stunning too, love the simplicity
    Thank you
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

  2. Congratulations on being showcased for last weeks LIM it was well deserved your card was my favourite of them all. Love what you have doen with these butterflies it is really effective and is balanced well with the sentiment. Sue x

  3. Love these cards-fab colouring. Well done on being showcased at LIM.

  4. These are lovely. Well done on being showcased. Sue.x

  5. Congrats on the showCASe Lisa! ANd on these cards...they're gorgeous!
    Lizy x

  6. Congrats on your showcasing and well done on two fab cards. x

  7. Hi there Lisa, Congratulations on being showcased well deserved I thought your card was stunning. These beautiful butterflies are gorgeous too, fab colours. I have that knife they are so helpful with detail cutting. Have you tried cutting on a glass cutting board? ooh! now that helps too, hugs :0) xxx

  8. Beautiful card. Congratulations on being showcased!

  9. Lovely cards, great colours, and I love how the wings pop off the page, Judith xx

  10. Lovely cards and fab sentiment


  11. Congratulations on your last week's win - well deserved a beautiful card!
    Both your butterfly one are gorgeous, I love the light shading around the edge and the stunning butterflies on this one. The check paper on the previous one really gives the whole, beautifully balanced card impact.
    Heather xx

  12. Stunning cards Lisa, those butterflies are gorgeous. Congratulations on your showcased card - a well deserved award! Sarah x

  13. Beautiful cards.. Chris x

  14. Wonderful cards!!! I must say that little cutting tool of yours is quite spiffy. Must look for one of those. Congrats on your card feature at LIM.

  15. Such a great idea to cut just round the wings and you have a very steady hand to do it so neatly. Fab card Lisa:)
    Jenny x

  16. More beautiful butterfly cards, Lisa. I love them. Congrats on being showcased last week. Your card was amazing. I think I need to get a cutting tool like that. It looks very handy.

    By the way, I've left you a blog award on my blog. Don't worry if you don't 'do' blog awards. I know some people don't, but I wanted to include you because I find your blog so inspiring!

  17. Hi
    Congrats on you win last week ....love these butterflies....hugs

  18. Wow what a stunning card i love it!!

  19. Congratulations on being showcased! Beautiful cards, love them both!
    Helen x

  20. I love them both, great butterflies :-)
    Hugs xx

  21. Beautiful cards, just adore those pretty butterflies. Think I need that cutter now too :O) Viv xx

  22. oooo so clever. 3d one layer! I like it!

  23. This is fab, love the colours xx Jan

  24. Congrats on the award Lisa! Love how you've made this card with the three butterflies popped up!

  25. Congratulations Lisa! A well deserved win! Love these butterflies! That tool is awesome. Where in the world did you find it?


I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa