Sunday, June 19, 2011

Butterfly Flight

I made this card in honor of the Featured Stamper on Splitcoaststampers today, Tami Mayberry.  As the challenge rules dictate, you choose one of the featured stamper's card designs from her gallery and case it, but making it your own.  I cased Tami's cute Wish card.  I changed colors, added a couple layers, and used pearls instead of buttons for the body of the butterfly. 

This butterfly is actually a silver sticker by Elizabeth Craft Designs that I got from Dolce Stamps and Cards.  They are so fun and easy to use!  You peel the sticker away from the sticker sheet and place it onto your piece of cardstock.  I colored my butterfly with Copic markers (B04, B06, B28, YG11, Y21), but you can also lay the stickers onto colored cardstock or designer paper.  I then hand cut the sticker from my cardstock so I could adhere the body only of the butterfly to my polkadotted panel, lifting up it's wings.   Dolce carries a great variety of these Elizabeth Craft Designs stickers (Christmas, birthday, floral, etc.), and you can bet I'll be getting more of them!  I also got the medium-sized pearls at Dolce Stamps and Cards.  The ones on my scalloped border are the natural color they came in.  I used the same pearls for the center of the butterfly's body, but I colored them with my Peacock Blue Copic marker (B06).  I also colored the mini pearls with this same color. 

I love creating my own designer paper and playing with various inks.  For the spotted background paper here, I used Adirondack Alcohol Inks in Pool, Stream, and Willow on my blending tool and stamped that all over glossy white cardstock.  I then added drops of the same ink colors over that to create the larger circles.  I used a touch of alcohol blending solution, as well.  Once this dried, I spritzed some champagne shimmer mist of the cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you're having a terrific weekend!


Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous! The backgound is beautiful!

bensarmom said...

Charlene this is just beautiful. I love, love, love your background and details on the card.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Ms. Charlene......I hav ben tinkin' 'n I is tinkin' dat dis mite be yer best kreashun EVAH...I iz not kidden....dis iz sew beautifull dat I had te gaze in aw fer several minutts....yew iz goin' dirtee 'n I iz prowd te ride on yer coatales.....wowzer, gf

Ellen Taylor said...

Did you hear that loud crack? That was my chin hitting the table! Wow! The vibrancy of your whole card is electric! Love your alcohol ink background and amazing butterfly! Aren't these stickers fun! Have a fabulous day!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Gorgeous colors! I love what you did with the negative sticker!! TFS!

Tara said...

So very pretty Charlene! Butterflies are my 'thing' so we will see what I come up with for the next Design Team addition :-)
Happy Stampin!

jkreucher said...

I love what you have created with this fun butterfly. at first I thought what will I do with these thin borders.... hey... it's just like working with a gold embossed image..
Awesome card..fantastic colors!
love it!

Kecia said...

I adore this. The colors are so perfect. I could stare at this for hours.