Thursday, April 26, 2012

Butterflies, Sketches and Colors, Oh My!

I don't do this all that often, but I managed to make a card using three different challenges.  Usually I go for two, like a color and a sketch.  Today I did that with the FTL sketch and the colors at Simply Stampin'.  But then I added the butterfly challenge at Our Creative Corner!



This is the first time that I used the Flower Garden embossing folder.  I've seen some cards where people have lightly sponged the embossed image to give it some depth, but I was pretty sure that I would wreck it if I tried that so I left that layer alone in all its CAS glory.  I stamped the Marina Mist circle from the Simple Shapes stamp set and the Pink Pirouette circle from Frames With a Flourish.  Each is layered on a cardstock circle of the same color.  I added a couple of buttons - and yes, the pink one is Pretty in Pink (not Pink Pirouette) and a couple of layered butterflies cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.  

Even though my circles are out of whack with the sketch and I totally forgot to add a sentiment I'm pretty pleased with how this turned out.  I hope the FTL ladies will excuse my lapse!

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9 comments:

kelly said...

I love when you can mix challenges to make one fab card, the layered butterfly looks fab against the circle background!
Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin'
Kelly xx

Alison xx said...

Beautiful card. It's so simple yet so detailed at the same time. A xx

Vicky Hayes said...

What a great interpretation of that sketch Jen - I love it!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a super card Jen ... love the white space and the textured embossing ...yet that gorgeous butterfly is fabulous at centre stage ... great design and great interpretation of the sketch!

Amanda Burditt said...

Wow! Love this card! Love how you interpreted that sketch *puts sketch in vault*. Really really lovely card! Thanks for joining in the SSC! xx

Teresa Zuehls said...

What an elegant card and take on the sketch! I love the embossing. TFS

Anne Marie Hile said...

Jen, this is crisp, clean and full of your awesome style! Love the balance of "white space" and the fun details you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :) Hugs!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Jen, this is crisp, clean and full of your awesome style! Love the balance of "white space" and the fun details you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :) Hugs!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Jen, this is crisp, clean and full of your awesome style! Love the balance of "white space" and the fun details you added. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :) Hugs!