As I went to title this post I realised that the image on my card is again butterflies, maybe it is time for me to get out in the garden! Mind you it is a bit cold and overcast today, who knows what has happened to summer this year, just last week it dropped to 1.6 Celsius (that is 34 Fahrenheit for my US visitors) - maybe that is why I am craving butterflies, they have all hidden from the cold!
I have taken inspiration from three different challenges for this card, Just Us Girls challenge is to use collage stamping, Friday Mashup was to make a thank you card using DSP, and Colour Throwdown gave me my colours although I had to change Soft Sky to Pool Party.
I joined today with On-line Card Classes for Clean and Simple Card Making. The reason I mention this is because one of the first techniques was to use masking to add a layer to a card without actually adding a physical layer, and I wanted to try this out. In the class they used the masking to create a frame, I used it to add feature to the centre leaving a blank frame around the outside - which left it less clean and simple lol. On reflection I could have stamped off the En Francais image so it wasn't as strong, but I think the All a Flutter butterfly stands out enough. To bring in a little more of the Daffodil Delight I added some extra little butterflies from the Clearly for You stamp set and used some 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon over a piece of the 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon. The Thanks So Much sentiment comes from the Pocket Silhouettes set.
Hopefully I will get a few more cards made today as I am off to do some of the on-line classes and try a few Clean and Simple cards.