October 21, 2010

A Purple Flutterby

Purple and teal...what an interesting color combination. Today I wanted to make a card with purple in it. I also wanted to make another butterfly card for the current Flutterby Wednesday challenge.

I started with a sheet of textured purple card stock. As I was thumbing through my paper, I came across a sheet of scrapbook paper with purple and teal flowers on it. I just happen to have a peony purple stamp pad and it matched the papers perfectly, so it all came together. I stamped a stipple butterfly (Stampin' Up!) on white and backed it with a teal card stock. I placed the solid color card stock at the top and the floral paper at the bottom with a white ribbon at the center. Gold brads at each corner finished off the look I wanted. It's bright, that's for sure. Finished size of card is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2".

October 18, 2010

Just Because...An RAK

This week for the Just Add Ink challenge we are to make a card and just add blue . We were also encouraged to send the card to someone as an RAK. I'm a big supporter of Random Acts of Kindness and of course love the color blue, so wanted to participate.

I came across a card recently with daisies and a butterfly and loved the look and the layout, so decided I wanted to do one in blue.

I started with a 5" x 7" navy blue base card. I stamped two blue daisies (Rubber Stampede) on white and added a computer-generated sentiment. I punched a butterfly (Paper Studio) and stamped it with a blue flourish. I added pearls to the butterfly's body then backed the white layer with blue and navy card stock. I added a blue ribbon to the left and three white brads at the bottom for balance.