Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bright Butterflies

I absolutely LOVE the colors at Play Date Cafe Challenge this week!!   I decided to combine this challenge with Less is More's challenge this week which was to have a charm on your card!  This is a redo of a card I made a couple days ago with the sentiment and charms being much lower and over to the right...I kept looking at it...couldn't put it up...didn't like my placement of the sentiment or of the butterflies either, so last night I redid it.  I will save you all the gory details of my 8 or 9 FAILED attempts(darn those inky fingers always messing things up), but here's what I made...

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 I decided to use the shaping of the sentiment's stamp to cut the sentiment out, rather than cut it out with my own shaping(which is the way I did it on my first card).  
I traced the shape over the stamped sentiment with a pencil and cut it out.   I didn't have any charms, so I made my own with some flower rhinestones that I glued along with black wire.  I used the same black wire and with the flowers attached and around the "o" of "of"  with a blender pen, twirled the wire around the pen until it snapped off...making the charms loop. 
I used  Inkadinkado All Occasions and Papertrey Ink Beautiful Butterflies
Here's my first card I made for Play Date Cafe when I pulled some felt flowers out of the bottom drawer of supplies...long lost flowers. I couldn't decide what to do with them, but when I separated them, thought they looked cool...so put them on separate blocks and added Paper Smooches sentiment and colored with Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango.
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

20 comments:

ScrappyV said...

I think your butterfly card is very clever! The charms are awesome. I do like the placement of your sentiment.....I find myself always putting the sentiments in the bottom right corner. Beautiful!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Two very pretty cards:0) xx

Chrissie said...

Your charms were most ingeniously made!
Two superb cards Lisa!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Ardyth said...

Love that sentiment and how you used it to hang the charms. Love this colour combo - maybe I should play - I've seen so many cards that I love in these colours!

Mandi said...

WOW this is awesome Lisa
Orange and pink is my FAV combo
Superb card
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Julie S. said...

Such pretty cards. These colors are great, aren't they? Your cards are perfect for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger too! http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/04/tueday-trigger-watercolor-butterflies.html

Susan said...

I love all your bright and cheerful card! I can always count on you to have a beautiful bright card!!

Jenny said...

These are both so eye-catching Lisa and I love your little charms hanging from the sentiment.
My fave is the felt flowers..it has a real hippy feel to it especially with LOVE as the message :0)
Jenny x

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE all those little charms!! BEAUTIFUL card:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Rosemary said...

your LIM/PDC card is so beautiful, lisa! love how you used the felt flowers on the 2nd one....

Donna Bowman said...

Super cute cards! Isn't it a fun color story this week?

Aileen said...

Love your bright butterflies and super idea with the sentiment. The charms are charming! x

Marlena M. said...

This is incredible Lisa! Gorgeous movement and design. I love that butterfly that's on/off the sentiment.

Jen W. said...

Awesome! Love the way you popped up the sentiment and hung the charm through the "o"!

And love the clean crispness of the second card. Brilliant way to use those flowers. :)

Helen in the UK said...

Love your card and the way you used the charms. Didn't realise until I went clothes shopping this week how "IN" those colours are right now :)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Gorgeous creations Lisa just gorgeous!

Tina
X

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a well deserved card for show CASEing!! Awesome creation!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Congratulations on being showcased - well deserved x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Lisa, congratulations on being showCASed for your inspiring card - it was brilliant!

Kelly Griglione said...

Brilliant to use the shape of the whole stamp to cut out the image ... why didn't I ever think of that?!? Thanks for the inspiration! And congrats on getting published in Paper Craft Inspirations!