Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's Spring Butterfly time!

Artistic Outpost has a wonderful stamp plate called Happiness that has some of the most beautiful butterflies. In honor of the fact that it feels like Spring is finally here and warming up to my liking, I created a springy feeling card.

The tag is stamped with the swirly elegant butterfly from the Happiness plate. I used my copic airbrush to add the color to the stamped image. The photo has distorted the color a little bit because IRL the background paper really blends into the tag color. I think that it is the gold around the buttons that is throwing off the color. The designer paper is a digital download called Floral Frenzy from GinaK Designs.

I used my Martha Stewart scalloped border punch. I added a narrow piece of beige loop edged ribbon for a little bit more detail as I was trying to make the sentiment on the tag be the focal point of the card.

I am teaching myself to make these darling crochet flowers and I have finally gotten it down pretty well. I learned to do some basic crochet stitches growing up, many years ago, and never learned to read a pattern. I follow the pattern as best as I can and then make it work for me. It is pretty close to the way it is supposed to look. I think it fits nicely on this card and the color matched perfectly.

That's it for tonight. Have a great one.



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