Sunday, May 24, 2015

Pearly Butterfly

Hello again,

This is my second post of the day.  For this post I am sending my card to Freshly Made Sketches and (PIN)spirational Challenge. These two challenges made for the perfect storm of creation!

Entering Challenges:
Freshly Made Sketches #187 (FMS187)
(PIN)spirational Challenge #140

  https://www.pinterest.com/pin/141581982011934400/

Here is my card! I really hope you like it.. Here we go!!

I took the photo inspiration quite literally.
Elements of course changed for the card but the
overall feel is the same as the photo
Banner is weaved in the design for interest
and so I could fit the sentiment.
Pictures never do Perfect Pearls justice.
The light blue shimmers and gleams in the light.
Just beautiful
Photo showing the double embossed leaves,
the texture of the flowers, and
again, that beautiful blue butterfly!
 Well what do you think? The first thing that popped out to me from the photo was the butterfly!! Wow those blues are just spectacular! So for my card I decided to exgraggate it but try to keep the same coloring.

The green backdrop was dry embossed twice. Once inking the folder with white frost ink and then flipping the folder and embossing with no ink.. I like how it turned out. Like the green in the photo this green provides depth for the card.

The flowers were actually die cut from a larger flower I thought would fit but was too big for the design. So I ended cutting it up into little flowers. I like it better because it shows the glitter embossing and coloring of the original flower..

The layout of course came from Freshly Made Sketches which pulled the entire card together.. Great layout and I thank you for the design!!

That is all for me right now.. I am now on my way to a neighborhood cookout with my family.. Fun times!! Thank you so much for stopping by and please don't forget to leave a comment good, great, or otherwise!

See you soon from TheGrandStampede!!

All the Best,
Shawna



7 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

That is one gorgeous butterfly! Beautiful card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card! That butterfly is amazing! Those colours are so vivid! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

OMG - just like the picture - I LOVE it!!!! Looks like a winner to me!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Shawn,
This butterfly is amazing! Great effect Perfect Pearl gives a very real appearance of a butterfly. I love butterflies and blue in especially :-)
hugs,
Bozena

Deanne Saunders said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Monika Reeck said...

congrats on your win my dear friend
may I ask you which brand is this lovely butterfly
sooo amazing so big and the color woooowww
you did great with double embossing green paper..and the yellow flower is perfecto..
love your idea my friend
you are Clever card maker...I must admit it..
hugs,
Monika

Dawn Turley said...

Wow this is AMAZING. I was blown away when i saw this Shawna. I love butterflies and this one is really incredible

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