Sunday, June 12, 2011

Butterflies and Buttons Card

This card was inspired by one I saw online and saved a jpg image of in my Ideas folder.  There's no watermark on the photo so the only credit I can give for the inspiration is for "cuttlebugstamps3"---I truly do not know where I saw the card!

Because I make a large quantity of cards, I try to shop for bargains for my supplies.  Some time ago, I found these sheets of wall stickers in our Dollar Tree store and picked up several sheets.  The colors were nice and I figured the butterfly images would work well on a variety of cards.  As you can see, I've used quite a few and hated to run out since they can't be replaced.

Sometimes I amaze myself!  DUH!  I have a color copier!  So I put the sticker sheet on the copy bed and just shot several pages of copies.  They were very simple to cut out with Cutterbee scissors.  Some were copied onto photo paper and some on white cardstock.  I think the colors show up better on the photo paper. 

I used A Child's Year to cut the scarlet colored rectangles and a Martha Stewart punch for the buttons.  The sentiment is from a Paper Studio stamp set and the dots were done with a SU marker.  The colors of cardstock I used were a deep ruby red and cream.  They didn't photograph well under my Ott light.  The ink I used for the sentiment matches the ruby cardstock and it looks pink in the photo!

This is the first card I've designed in over a week.  Generally, I work every day in my craft room but have just sort of lost my mojo these past few days.   Most of my time spent in my craft room has been playing A Garden of Time on Facebook!  So, I think my "garden" is going to have to be left unattended for a while so I can be certain I have the 150 cards finished that I pledged to Cards for Soldiers! 


Robin's Crafty Thing's said...


char52 said...

Beautiful card...clever idea to scan the stickers and I want to say you are amazing for producing so many cards for our soldiers! Your efforts are admired by many.

char52 said...

Beautiful card... Clever idea to scan the stickers.. I admire and thank you for your commitment to our military!

Suzanne said...

Love this LInda. Very cute.