13 March 2011

Butterfly Love

When Eva invited me to her Butterfly Blog Linky Party, I was so excited! I knew just what I wanted to do - ink up my fabby new Jumbo Cling Butterfly Pair from Stampendous. It's been a busy few days for me, so I went for a clean and simple card.

To make the butterfly, I stamped the large butterfly with Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with black powder. I mixed water with a few drops of alcohol ink in my mini misters - one with green and one with blue - and spritzed the butterfly. To dry it a bit faster, I turned on the heat gun again. I cut it out, curled up the wings with a bone folder. It's a bit hard to see the light green in the picture, but it's there, at the tips of the wings. My card base (5 1/2" square) is black, and I layered on more black and white card stock. I hand stitched around the edges, and added a sentiment from the Agapanthus Thank You clear stamp set. I tied on some black ribbon, adhered my butterfly (just in the middle, along the body), and sat back to admire the white space!

Have fun hopping along, and gazing at all the butterflies! Be sure to head over to Eva's blog to check out all of the hop details, including how you can win a prize.

Supplies:
Card Stock: SU Basic Black, Whisper White; Neenah Solar White
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black, Pinata Alcohol Inks (blue, green)
Accessories: Ribbon, Thread, Embossing Powder
Tools: Paper Piercer, Heat Gun, Mini Misters


32 comments:

Stampin' Jen said...

cute, Cute, CUTE~~!!!!

Eva said...

Taylor, this is one STUNNING, SHARP, BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE that bold butterfly against the white with little bit of black!!! THANK YOU soooo much playing along and once again for hooking Laura up with me...Hugs

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW! This is such a dramatic card! Love the big blue butterfly!!

Katrina said...

OMG....LOVE that HUGE butterfly!!!! And love the card....so elegant, but with some fun from that butterfly thrown in!!! Hugs, Katrina

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous, Taylor! I am so envious of your white space. I keep aiming for that. Love how you added the touch of color on the butterfly.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

How striking!!! I LOVE the black/white with that bold and stunning butterfly! WOW!

Janelle said...

Beautifully bold design! I like the butterfly treatment...gorgeous!

Arlene said...

what a BIG beautiful butterfly - I LOVE it! :-)

Liz said...

What a great color on butterfly gorgeous

Janna said...

Hi Taylor, love this huge butterfly! TFS Janna

Edna Morrisedie said...

I have been dreaming of these big butters, just gorgeous!

Theresa said...

I love the bold style of your card! That butterfly and the black and white combo are awesome!

Rebecca said...

love your card - so clean and crisp!

Leah Crowe said...

Oh how striking is this butterfly card? Simply amazing, I love it!

Tasha said...

Oh this is so pretty Taylor, i love the delicate touch of colour on the butterfly
love tasha xx

Lisa H. said...

wow! really pretty. love the CAS style. with the butterfly at center stage!

Kristine Reynolds said...

What a terrific card Taylor! You ROCK CAS! Have a great day!

XOXO
Kristine

Jan Hunnicutt said...

What a beautiful CAS butterfly card Taylor!

Angie Blom said...

wow.. stunning stamp. I just love love how it all turned out. I just love your card.

Danni said...

Love this big butterfly! Awesome!

MariLynn said...

Gorgeous card. I struggle with the big butterflies. I am not sure of the placement or layout. Yours looks awesome. I love how you have the little black ribbon with your butterfly and the stitching around the edges of your card. Have a blessed day today!

Rona said...

Beautiful and BOLD love it!!

silvia said...

Great card!! LOVE the colors in the butterfly!

Erin Smetak said...

What a cute butterfly!!! Awesome card!!!

margie c said...

This is gorgeous! I looove this butterfly stamp and how you colored it! Beautiful job :)
hugs, margie

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

How elegant and lovely! The coloring looks awesome and I love the stitching too!

jennifer mitten said...

This is gorgeous!

marilyn said...

Yet another technique I've never tried. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!

Scrappychick said...

Lovely Taylor!!

Jaya Christina said...

Oh! love this :) awesome colouring here

Wendy said...

What a beuatiful card!! I love that stamp so much!! I need to post the canvas I made using it!! I hope you are getting some rest!!

Michele Gross said...

What a fabulous butterfly!! Such a wonderful card!