Friday, February 27, 2009

Color Inspiration Challenge #43


For this week's Color Inspiration Challenge I have decided to get out a butterfly stamp from last year. This stamp set is from Close to My Heart. I love it!! I have used it a lot. I decided to get a jump on birthday and Mother's Day Cards for my mom since she loves butterflies, I will be giving these to her. The first card is for the color challenge and the second card is for fun. I tried to match the colors as closely as I could....I don't have any orange ink so I had to be creative, I mixed holiday red and honey to get the orangy color....I don't think it is pumpkin pie, but it is close enough. Also, I used a garden green instead of old olive.


I stamped the images in regular ink, then went over each stamp with a Versamark and then used clear embossing powder, then I hand cut each butterfly out and attached it with a glue dot. These were really fun to make, I plan to make more! I think I will get a shadow box for my mom...she used to have a butterfly collection, I will be making her something for her birthday that resembles a shadow box....sort of like this card. She will love it!

5 comments:

Yankee in England said...

I love your butterflies! Great use of the colors.

Kari said...

Oh my!! I love your cards!!! The butterflies are so fun!! Great job!

travelingmama said...

Gorgeous cards! Those butterflies are AMAZING!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

awesome bright card! LOVELY!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful butterflies! I love both cards.