Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Joy & Happiness

I hope everyone had a joyous Tuesday as my card suggests! I recently found out that my friend and former co-worker, Toni, is pregnant with her first child. I'm hoping to meet up with her tomorrow and give her this card to say congratulations. This card was a happy accident just waiting to be put together. Once upon a time, long, long ago, I had this lacey border sitting on my bookshelf and some of my die cut butterflies fell on top of it. They landed right where you see the butterfly on this card and I knew I had to make it into a card! I really love this frame from Unity's July 2010 KOTM and can find so many uses for it. I inserted a previously uninked sentiment from the same set, impressed the ivory cardstock, sponged the edges and added some baker's twine to the butterfly (in the same style as this card). Hooray for a simple and beautiful card! I hope you've all had a bit of time to create today. I'll be back tomorrow to announce my birthday blog candy!! :D

Sources: GinaK pure luxury Black Onyx cardstock; SU Naturals Ivory cardstock; Unity July 2010 Kit of the Month - Happily Ever After; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; SU Cherry Cobbler & Pink Pirouette ink; CPE Inc. Cardinal felt; PTI Butterfly die; PTI Linen & Canvas impression plate; QuicKutz Epic Six; The Twinery baker's twine in Maraschino; Glue Dots minis & pop up relief

13 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful...love that outline stamp too! And that white paper...love all the distressing on it!

Karen B. said...

Such a beautiful card, I've missed seeing sponging.

Melissa Cash said...

Emily, your card is simply elegant. I love your story of how it came to be.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Beautiful card, Em! :)

itsabrt said...

Oh this is gorgeous I love that velvety Butterfly! Beth

Alice Wertz said...

that is a gorgeous frame! very elegant card, Emily! your friend will love this!!

Angela said...

That felt is so lush! Love the impression plate, too. Oh, and the frame. And...all of it!

Yvonne Russell said...

What a beautiful classy, elegant card... love the frame.

Michele said...

This is beautiful and understated! Love the butterfly and the textured background!

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there Emily, sorry I'm a bit late replying to your lovely post, gorgeous card and perfectly suited to your friends good news, I'm sure she'll love it :0) xxx

Lindsey said...

Beautiful card! I love the deep, rich colour of that butterfly.

Meg said...

So, so pretty! I like the use of the canvas side of the texture plate and your inking looks so stunning. And of course I can't get enough of those butterflies with cute bodies!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Love this one! That lace frame is so pretty! And the older looking paper is very nice! And with the cute felt butterfly, I like it!
Hugs, Wendy