Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Butterfly Card...and an oldie!

Hello all!

Yes, yes...I know. I have a butterfly complex. I just love that Martha Stewart punch! And I love how the wings can be bent up to give more dimension, complexity, and even a hint of life to the card. I hope they don't come out all smooshed after going through the mail!

I was very inspired by this card by the lovely Kristina Werner for this project. She is unbelievably talented! Plus she puts out amazing videos TWICE (yes twice!) a week for both Make a Card Monday (MACM) and Finally Friday (for Two Peas). I absolutely love her style!

This card clearly wasn't exactly for a happy occasion. However, I tried to keep it light, and the butterflies fluttering up gave the card a "lifting up" appearance, at least to me. I tried to keep the colors away from being too dark, while simultaneously keeping in mind that the card was for a guy. I know--I know! There's pink and baby blue on it, but it was in remembrance of his mother, so I thought it would be Ok!

Supplies: Cardstock by Recollections, Paper by My Mind's Eye (Bohemia Collection), Punch by Martha Stewart, Greeting by Hero Arts, and Glossy Accents by Inkssentials

I also found this little guy tucked away from some time last semester. The photo is absolutely awful, but I love the card! I did some matting of white cardstock on brown for the interior. The girl I gave it to was shocked that I made it. (This was when I first started making cards to give to others; before that, I had been a scrapbooker only, and I wasn't big on showing my work to other people.) And I still remember this--she said she couldn't believe I had made it; it looked like I had bought it. It was pretty much the best compliment ever, and that's when I decided to keep working on cards to give to others. It was the beginning of showing other people my work! *Sigh* How nostalgic of me.

Supplies: Cardstock by Recollections, Background Stamp by Hero Arts, Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart, Greeting by Hero Arts, and Perfect Pearls by Ranger

Off for some more school

- mLe