Monday, 23 May 2011

Butterflies at LIM

Yesterday evening I made this beautiful, beautiful butterfly card, and I fell asleep planning a hundred more. This morning I can remember 2 or 3 of them and I came up with another in the shower. I love how showers get my brain working, but you can't exactly write things down in there, can you? And sometimes my ideas evaporate like the steam. Ah well.

Here is yesterday's card - isn't it dramatic!



I used a stamp from Inkdinkado's Utopiary collection, a butterfly punch and my latest holographic embossing powder. I first saw this stuff on a card from a scrappy friend back in 2009, and I've been looking out for it ever since - I just didn't know what to look for. I struck gold when I was asking in our LSS for white embossing powder last week. At last! I stamped the butterflies in black, then stamped them again in embossing ink/glue, and sprinkled them with the holographic powder and heated them. Then I punched out the butterflies and stuck them down. The greeting stamp is one I was given so I don't know what it is.

It's for these challenges:
Less Is More: butterflies
Simon Says Stamp: sparkle and shine
Spoonful of Sugar: anything goes
Truly Scrumptious: anything goes

22 comments:

Mandi said...
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Mandi said...

Such a stylish card Squirrel
What a fantastic design, love the font of the sentiment...fabulous!
Love it!
Thank you for your loyalty
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Mim said...

Very cool - love that holographic powder on the black ink. Looks fab!

Paula said...

stylish indeed!

Kathyk said...

SPLENDID effect with the EP - super card

Kathyk

Jo said...

This is so beautiful. Jo

sharon Ong said...

Wow!!! :) Love the elegance of this!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous, love that butterfly stamp, and the holographic glitter is gorgeous!

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card
Beryl x

Viv said...

Great card, love the dramatic butterflies and the sentiment looks fab too :O) Viv xx

Craftilicious said...

the holographic butterflies are perfect - love the dramatic effect they give he overall card :-)

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous flight of butterflies love it. The shower really is a great place for inspiration looking forward to seeing your design from yours XOXO Zoe

Monica said...

Awesome!!!

xxx Monica

TinyCrafter said...

I love this card I am so stealing the idea

Susan said...

Don't think I've ever seen the holographic powder before...but I LOVE the results!! Gorgeous card!

Aileen said...

The simplicity of your design allows focus to remain on your wonderful butterflies. x

Jenny said...

beautiful card, just love the flurry of butterflies around the sentiment :)
Jenny x

Lynne said...

Your butterflies are fantastic and I love the sentiment stamp.
Lynne xxx

Reggirl said...

I love the bit of sparkle you added to the butterflies & I also love the set out.

Michele said...

Such a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge. Hugs Michele x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Stylish dynamic card beautifully created.

Marie

LaJanette said...

Oh this is such an awesome card! Love how the butterflies just float away :)

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