Wednesday, January 23, 2008

More Butterfly Kisses...

I did this one a while back for my grandmother's birthday, she turned 83 in October. I am just so glad that my kids are able to know her. She lives about 5 hours away, but we see her every time we go home to visit (yes I still call Philly home - weird huh!). Anyway, I saw a similar card somewhere a while back and loved it, (I am not taking credit for this concept, so if it is like yours, let me know). I loved the ribbon down the side. I did use different colors, and changed the layout of the butterfly a bit.

I really like the Kraft paper with the butterfly, it feels natural to me. This didn't take me too long to do, I just had to wait for the paint to dry before doing anything else. I don't have white ink that shows up so opaque on light papers, ( I have three different white inkpads and they all seem transparent to me) so I used white acrylic paint by Making Memories, called Spotlight.

The purple papers are both from a pack I bought at Michaels a while back, not very heavy paper, but perfect for layering. I made the doted paper with a dot stamp from Technique Tuesday's mini set called "Icing On The Cake." A dotted background stamp is definitely on my long list of things to buy - and when I say long, I mean long! I am trying to be good :-) ***I went to M's yesterday and only spent $9 - that's being good right??? :-)

I love these butterflies from Papertrey's Butterfly Kisses. I come back to them over and over again - my mom just bought her first set from PTI and guess which one she bought - you guessed it! She has always been a butterfly person too!

Well, I hope you are enjoying some of my creations. I am going to get started on Valentine's this week. Can't wait, I love hearts and all shades of red. I have quite a few ideas - now to just fidn the time to do it...

On a side note, I have been cleaning out drawers and downsizing our house a bit; what a great feeling that is to free myself of the clutter and all the unwanted things I just put in drawers so I don't have to look at them. Now to tackle the closets! I am on a mission!

Have a fabulous day!
Here is what I used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Butterfly Kisses, Technique Tuesday mini Icing On The Cake
Paper: Kraft, PTI Stamper's Select White, Shades of Purple from The Paper Company (Michaels)
Ink: Dew Drops Cloud White for sponging around edges and dotted backgorund, Brilliance Graphite Black
Supplies: Making Memories Paint in Spotlight, Ribbon is Bobbin ribbon from Joanns


Shannan said...

Just beautiful! I love the white on the pale paper!

Tara said...

love your have fabulous cards!!...adding you too my blog roll!! :)