Thursday, February 19, 2009

The butterfly

This card is for week 3 of Viva la Verve's February sketch challenges with a twist. The twist this week is to make a monochromatic card. It also qualifies for Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge: to use flowers on a card. NOT a problem for me, LOL!

My base card is Very Vanilla with layers of Close To Cocoa and DP from a My Mind's Eye 12 x 12 pad. The next element is Close To Cocoa with a layer of Very Vanilla with Tres Chic stamped in Close To Cocoa ink. The next layer is more of the same, only the Very Vanilla layer is embossed with my Perfectly Paisley Cuttlebug embossing folder and is up on 3M foam squares. The focal image is a sentiment from Verve's Wonderful You set stamped on Very Vanilla with Close To Cocoa. It's cut/embossed with a rectangle Nestabilities die and is layered on Close To Cocoa cut/embossed with a scalloped rectangle die. It's also up on foam squares and I added a tiny Liquid Pearls "pearl" to the center of the little butterfly. Two Prima flowers and a punched butterfly with pearl accents finish off the sketch. Two larger pearls accent the upper right corner.

Thanks for dropping in!

Stamps: Wonderful You (Verve); Tres Chic (SU!)
Paper: Very Vanilla, Close To Cocoa (SU!); 12 x 12 pad (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Close To Cocoa (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug/Nestabilities/embossing folder; 3M foam squares, flat-backed pearls (craft store); Liquid Pearls (Ranger); Prima flowers; butterfly punch (Martha Stewart)


  1. Oooh, these colors are yummy. Just seeing it and I'm off to find my coffee cup!

  2. Ooooh, these colors are yummy. Just seeing this card and I'm off to find my coffee cup!

  3. This is gorgeous! The colors are so soft and elegant!

  4. Beautiful! That MME designer paper is some of my favorite because it's so elegant! Makes for a lovely card!


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