Sunday, September 14, 2014

Butterflies

Whenever I look at my Hero Arts Antique Engravings stamp set I'm always reminded of my friend Jacqueline who once mentioned on her blog that she often just stamps those butterflies onto her scraps of patterned papers and then whenever she feels like it she trims them out in order to be able to use them on her cards.

If you visit her blog HERE you will see evidence of exactly how she puts these images to use, always creating the most beautiful and inspiring cards.

So last night that's what I did.  I had some scraps, I though of Jacqueline and stamped away.  Then today, in my quest to try a bit of "layering", I used one of those butterflies.

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Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; HA Cup a Joe
Stamps; Her Arts (butterfly; hydrangea); PTI (sentiment)
Other: gems; PTI Edge Die

I stamped the HA Hydrangea onto the top piece of patterned paper for added interest.  And the wings of the butterfly are popped up with the centre glued down.

It's a scorcher of a Spring Day here.  My friend is coming over in a short while to spend some time with me, we may even make a card or two.

Have a fabulous Sunday!

11 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I was planning on visiting you today and look what I see - the most beautiful card and such gorgeous colors!! Love it so much and thanks for the mention, Brenda. It is beautiful Fall weather here and you have a scorcher of a Spring day - I am sure you will enjoy it! Hugs xx

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card, Brenda - great color combo and the subtle hydrangea in back of the butterfly is perfect!

Maureen Morton said...

Brenda, this is so lovely! Sympathy cards are probably the most difficult for me to make - this one is perfect. Thanks for sharing.

Lin said...

Very Jacquelinesque! Love your choice of pretty papers, Brenda!

Rosemary said...

yes... the butterflies from antique engravings are so very pretty and you have used this one to great effect on your sweet card!! (so happy to see you posting more, too!!)

Lisa said...

Brenda this is beautiful! In fact I think it's my new fave from you!! I love the mix of patterns and your lovely butterfly. This would surely lift someone's spirits during their time of grief. Nicely done!

Pam W Merwin said...

Brenda, love the papers that you used! The Antique Engravings butterfly is one of my favorite to use. The hydrangea stamp on the printed paper is the perfect touch :-)

Stella said...

It's gorgeous! The way you added the butterfly adds depth and lookd lovely. And it;s a lovely idea to stamp the hydrangea for added interest. Beautiful!

Stella said...

It's gorgeous! The way you added the butterfly adds depth and lookd lovely. And it;s a lovely idea to stamp the hydrangea for added interest. Beautiful!

Nat said...

so beautiful,love the layers!! :)

Dawn Turley said...

I really like this card Brenda. You've made a great card