Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Saturday Butterfly

Thought I'd flutter by (pun intended) today and show you a card I made with the Flores Suaves butterfly image from SU.  I stamped the image in Versa Mark and black, used clear embossing powder, and then heat embossed.  Mr. (or Ms.) butterfly was then sponged using some Summer Sun and Bashful Blue (I stamped the butterfly twice, cutting out one and popping it up over the other image.)   A swatch of ribbon was added behind the image.  The blue corners were made with a very old punch that's been collecting dust forever. LOL!
In the photo that white embossed piece keeps looking like it has beige colored smudges on it. I keep holding the card under the light and there are no smudges....um.....guess it's maybe the reflection off my background or something.....Pretend it's snow white - because it really is! 


I'll enter this in the challenges at Clean and Simple Stamping (sketch), Flourishes (Butterflies), Clearly I Stamp (What goes up, must come down),  Fussy and Fancy Challenge (Butterflies, Ribbon, Punches - Mine's not very fussy or fancy but I did use all three), and Crafty Calendar (Things with Wings).

Thanks for stopping by.......and hope everyone has a great weekend.
Lynn

42 comments:

Becky said...

Gorgeous card Lynn. Love all the white space with the beautiful blue.

Marilyn said...

Wow... this is so striking, just that little splash of blue on the white. Very pretty.

Melissa said...

Your butterfly is beautiful, Lynn! I have a similar stamp in my stash that I keep glancing at and then putting it back in the bucket! :) Need to pull it out and USE it now that you've given me some inspiration! Love the elegance of this!!! :) Have a happy Saturday!

Anne Temple said...

This is so striking! Love the touches of blue and the embossing is so pretty ( and does look white on my monitor).

Monica said...

Oh Lynn, this is just so very elegant... love the corners. Wish you would use this punch more often - it is lovely and what a very pretty butterfly.
Hugs,
Monica xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn,
Your background embossing is perfect for this image, birds, butterflies and trees. Fabulous sponging job and that shade of blue is stunning against the white. I love that corner punch. Have a fabulous weekend.

Dixie said...

Gorgeous, Lynn! I love the blue and white, so striking! Mr. (or Ms.) Butterfly is beautiful, love it!

Tammy said...

I see beautiful embossed white Lynn. Gorgeous, gorgeous card, love its simplicity and the butterfly is such a lovely focal point!

Alissa said...

Awesome card Lynn. I love how those photo corners really make the embossing stand out. White on white is always so elegant looking isn't it?

Linda said...

Stunning Lynn! I love my butterflies and I love this one. Loving the blue and white together and the embossing is fabulous.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Sharon said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Lynn. Just love the white embossed background. That butterfly is gorgeous and I love your corner punch. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hugs Sharon x

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, my friend! Love the embossed background (which looks totally white to me!) and the blue corners. Magnificently CAS!

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn!! I LOVE that butterfly! Awesome sponging!!
Hugs, Tammy

Gemma said...

Simply stunning & love the blue and white together..
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Shannon White said...

Wow Lynn this is so Pretty and Elegant! Love your embossed BG and the Lovely butterfly! Wonderful corner treatments too! Just Wonderful Lady!

Hugs & Happy Weekend!
Shannon

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with that gorgeous butterfly! The royal blue color looks smashing with that crisp white background!

gale said...

Beautiful! I love that you used an old dusty punch for the corners-and it looks very cool and modern. Maybe I should rethink sending all of my old corner punches to goodwill...

Paige said...

Beautiful card Lynn! The blue and white color combo is so fresh and clean. Love the embossed background and you did a lovely job with the butterfly!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Gorgeous, love that butterfly and just so perfect with the pop of blue on the white embossed card, really striking. Hope you are having a great weekend, it is now officially hot, tell me we are not going to have a summer like last year :(

MiamiKel said...

Oh my word this is joyful! Love the gorgeous butterfly and the pop of color against the white!

Danielle said...

I love your card! The background embossing is great! Thanks for playing with Fussy and Fancy!
Danielle

Darlene said...

Wow, oh wow, Lynn! What a pretty card! Love the embossed background. Love the colors. Love the image & sponging...heck, I love it all LOL. Well done!

Céline said...

really stunnin card!
thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
hugs
céline

KER said...

gorgeous...and i always call them flutterbys...love the embossed white

Margaret said...

Such a gorgeous image. Love how you colored it. Great layout and embossing and the blue and white is just stunning!

Marie said...

Love the butterfly as the focal point with lots of white around it. Thanks for sharing at FTTC.

Joan Ervin said...

How striking...the butterfly really pops with the blue matting against the white embossed background....absolutely gorgeous, Lynn!!!

Davi said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love how the butterfly pops on the embossed white:)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- I LOVE the colors of the popped up butterfly against the white BG. Stunning!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Love your elegant card and take on the sketch! That corner punch is beautiful and love how you inked the butterfly. TFS

Cassie said...

Beautiful card, Lynn! I love the graduated colors on the butterfly. Thanks for joining us for the CIC :D

Lynn McAuley said...

Gorgeous work with this wonderful butterfly, Lynn!! How fabulous!

Colleen Holmes said...

Lynn, such a gorgeous, elegant card!! I love the coloring and colors of the butterfly!! Very nice!

Amanda said...

Be still my heart, this is so pretty :) I love how the butterfly is the center of your design and that your eyes can't miss it :)
Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!
~ Amanda :)

Deena said...

Loving that butterfly. It is super duper pretty awesome!

Laura said...

LYNN, YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB ON THIS CAS CARD!! BLUE IS ON MY NEXT STAMPING IDEA. HOPEFULLY IT ALL WORKS OUT. TFS!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a stunner! I'm glad you kept the background white with the touches of blue. It really helps the butterfly POP!

I love the single loop of ribbon too :)

~Paola~ said...

very striking colors against the white embossed b/ground! *Beautifulllllllll*!

Debbie D (Padster) said...

Beautiful butterfly - love the corners
Thanks for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday.

Ps there's candy on my blog
Hugs
Debbie xx

Margaret said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the corner punches and your butterfly is fantastic!! The embossed background is just textured enough to make it lovely without taking away from the amazing image!!

Kimberly said...

wow Lynn... I love your card. the embossing goes perfect with the image. thanks for joining us at crafty calendar - Kimberly DT

Sheryl said...

Hi Lynn! Your card is beautiful! I love the blue and white together! Very classy! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl