Sunday, January 15, 2012

More Butterflies

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.

Happy Stamping


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous card...I luv the script...hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  2. Wonderful collage card!! Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  3. Mon, this is really gorgeous, def my style my dear, I like the stamped illusion.

    Thanks for sharing this creation in our challenge.

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Friday Mashup DT

    PS thanks for all your lovely comments on my last few posts.

  4. Very soft and elegant! Thanks so much for playing along in the Color Throwdown with us!

  5. The colours are perfect and elegant- love it!

  6. I love this card - I think it's perfect the way it it :) TFS :)

  7. This is stunning Monique. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. So soft and subtle. Fabulous take on the technique challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls.

  9. This is gorgeous Monique! I love the soft colors you used. Great use of all the stamp sets.

  10. Love the soft colors and the butterflies with the script background. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.


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