Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Card Concept wants Butterflies!

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to another challenge from The Card Concept.  It is April and that means spring for so many of us.  This week, we are looking for butterflies- a sure sign of spring!

 Once again, I created in the elegant and classy style.  I used lots and lots of layers and texture on my card and added shine with heat embossing and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

One would think using a butterfly on a card would be pretty easy, but I was running low on mojo.  I went looking for some sketch inspiration to get me going, and landed on the Fusion Challenge site where I spotted the inspiration/sketch photo.
 While I liked the sketch (and used it), I fell in love the the inspiration photo with all of its gorgeous texture.  And I loved the colors as well.  More Mustard was always one of my favorite colors, so when it was retired, I was very sad to see it go.

I took the inspiration pretty literally, as I used actual muslin on my card.  I stamped the muslin with a post mark image and the word 'Postcard' as well as script text, mimicking the dress form in the photo.  The butterfly was stamped on More Mustard cs and then shading was added with Copics.
Check out all of the inspiration on The Card Concept Challenge Blog; there is sure to be something for everyone with all of the styles that are represented- CAS, clean and graphic, clean and layered, collage, shabby chic/vintage, and elegant and classy.  

Have a blessed day! 

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Majestic Monarchs, Vintage Postcard and Decorative Frames; Heartfelt Creations Large Elegant Word Background Stamp
Paper- SU Black, Naturals Ivory, Smokey Slate, More Mustard, Really Rust, vellum
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine black, Versamark
Other-Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Majestic Monarch Dies, Wood grain ef, SNSS Decorative Plaque Dies,  black ep, burlap, Cheery Lynn Designs Flourish Die, SU butterfly embosslit, Spellbinders Rectangle dies, SU wood butterfly, SU Glimmer Paint in champagne


  1. I love this, it's gorgeous, so sorry I'm so far behind. I think I passed myself earlier, hope to do better in the commenting department!!!!!

  2. I can't believe you stamped on the muslin! The texture in real life must be amazing! I loved reading about how this card came to be...two challenges in one! Very pretty card!

  3. WOW!! This is a really beautiful card! I love that you really captured the textures of the inspiration photo.

  4. I love the layering on your card Lee Ann, the burlap is so perfect. The curly cues, the frames and the butterlies, just gorgeous.

  5. This is FABULOUS Lee Ann - LOVE the layers! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION :)

  6. This is gorgeous, I love all the layers and elements on ur card, simply superb :) thank you for sharing with Fusion!!

  7. LOVE the burlap ribbon, WOW, amazing! This is so beautiful and layered just to perfection!!
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION this week, I really can't wait until you see this upcoming challenge, I can tell that you will LOVE it too!

  8. So much to look at! A really fun collage-style card. Thanks so much for joining the Fusion Challenge, Lee Ann!


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