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

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,


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 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 :-)

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!!
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..

Dawn T said...

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

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


(PIN)spirational (76) 4 Crafty Chicks (1) A Day For Daisies (3) AAA Birthday (4) AAA Cards (49) ABC Christmas Challenge (1) Addicted to CAS (39) Addicted to Stamps (2) Addicted to Stamps and More (30) All Dressed Up Challenge (1) Allsorts Challenge (4) Alphabet Challenge (2) Always Playing with Paper (11) Animal Friends Challenge (3) As You See It (10) Brown Sugar Challenge (12) CanYouCaseIt Challenge (1) Cards in Envy (21) Cardz4Galz (2) Cardz4Guys (12) CAS Colours & Sketches (24) CAS Mix Up (1) CAS on Fridays (7) CAS on Sunday (5) CAS Stencil Challenge (1) CAS Watercolour Card Challenge (12) CAS-ology (54) CAS-ual Fridays (4) CAS(E) this Sketch (90) CASEing Christmas (1) Challenge Up Your Life (6) Christmas Card Challenge Blog (2) Christmas Card Throwdown (1) City Crafter Challenge Blog (37) Color Hues (5) Color INKspiration (2) Color My Heart Color Dare (40) Colour Q (26) Come and Get It Challenge (3) Craft Stamper Challenge (2) Crafty Cardmakers (2) Crafty Creations (1) Crafty Gals Corner (10) Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge (1) Create with Connie and Mary (8) Creative Inspirations (2) Creative Knockouts (5) Creative with Stamps (46) Cupcake Inspirations (27) Curtain Call (18) Daisy Chain Challenges (2) Daring Cardmakers (2) Day of the Month Card Club (4) Design Team (294) Double D Challenges (37) DRS Designs (4) Fab Friday (5) Fab n' Funky (2) Fantasy Stampers (1) Freshly Made Sketches (110) Friday MashUp! (3) Fusion (32) Gina K. Designs (1) Global Design Project (2) Guest Designer (41) Hand Stamped Sentiments (18) Happy Little Stamper- Anything Goes with Dies (1) Happy Little Stamper- CAS (3) Happy Little Stamper- Christmas (4) Happy Little Stamper- Mixed Media (1) Happy Little Stamper- Sketch (1) HLS Christmas Challenge (1) Holly Jolly Christmas (1) House of Cards (49) If You Give a Crafter a Cookie (6) IN(K)SPIRE_me (5) Inkspirational (45) Inspire.Create.Challenge (1) Inspired by All The Little Things (10) Inspired By... (9) Jingle Bells (1) Joy of Sets Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (1) Just Add Ink (13) Just Us Girls (51) Less is More (23) Let's Squash It! (1) Little Tangles Challenge (4) Make It Monday (2) Make My Monday (61) MarkerPOP! (1) Match this Sketch (1) Merry Monday Challenge Blog (2) MHK Designs (114) Miscellaneous (3) Mix It Up (1) Mod Squad Challenge (10) MoJo Monday (1) My Time to Craft! (6) Naughty or Nice Challenge (3) NBUS (7) One Layer Christmas Card Challenge (2) Paper Craft Crew Challenges (7) Paper Pals Arts (2) Papercraft Challenge (3) Pattie's Creations Design (3) Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges (1) PolkaDoodles Challenge (1) Rainbow Card Challenge (5) Retro Rubber Challenge (19) Retro Sketches (4) Rubber Dance Blog (1) Runway Inspired Challenge (2) Seize the Birthday (9) Sentimental Sundays (1) SheepSki Designs (1) shopping (1) Shopping Our Stash (15) Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (5) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (6) Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Challenge (1) Sister Act (1) Sketch Saturday (13) Society of Stampholics (3) Sparkle and Shine (3) SSS Wednesday (10) Stampin' Royalty (2) Stamping Sensations (6) StampInkPaper (5) STAMPlorations-Theme & Sketch (3) StampPeddler (26) Sunday Stamps (45) Sweet Stampin (4) Technique Tuesday (1) TGIF Challenges (3) The Card Concept (33) The Challenge (4) The Color Throwdown (107) The Crafty Addicts (1) The Flower Challenge (13) The House That Stamps Built (1) The Library Challenge (4) The Male Room (87) The Merry Christmas Challenge (2) The Paper Craft Crew (1) The Paper Players (110) The Sisterhood of Crafters (2) Tic Tac Toe Challenge (3) Time Out Challenge (21) Try Stamping on Tuesday (2) Tuesday Morning Sketches (1) Tuesday Throwdown (11) tutorial (1) Twofer Challenge (14) Virginia's View Challenge (5) Waffle Flower (1) Watercooler Wednesday Challenge (12) Wednesdays Creative Inspirations (4) Weekly Christmas Challenge (1) Your Next Step (1)