August 16, 2010

On Friday my daughter was outside and she saw this beautiful butterfly in our yard.  She asked me to hurry and grab my camera in hopes of getting a picture of it. Don't mind the brown grass, it's been so dry here and we've hardly had any rain for the past month.  Good thing we finally got some rain yesterday.

The card I made for today was totally inspired by this butterfly, btw- isn't it really pretty?

My card also follows this week's CAS, Clean & Simple Sketch challenge based on Emily's card found here

I stamped and colored the butterfly image using my SU markers.  I used my white gel pen to highlight a little bit of the wings and once I was finished I decided to add some DD glitter along the wings.

My butterfly image was cut out and then I adhered it using glue dots.  I did this so that the wings could still raise up off of my card just a bit.

Other than that my card was fairly quick and easy.  My black card stock was punched using my Cornice Edge MS border punch and I added two rows of paper piercing just along the bottom of my card.

I drew in the antenna using my black SU marker.

Stamps: Touch of Nature, Whimsical Words, Priceless
Card Stock: White, Tempting Turquoise, Black
Ink: Black Stazon
Supplies: Ribbon, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, 2 Way Glue Pen, DD Glitter, Cornice Edge Martha Stewart Border Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, SU Markers, White Gel Pen, Scissors -for cutting out butterfly, Glue Dots
Technique: Paper Piercing
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Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

WOW! What a beautiful butterfly. I'm glad your daughter asked you to take its picture. AND the card you created is delightfully gorgeous! Love the whiteness and how the butterfly is so bold. Awesome!

Alissa said...

I love when you get inspiration from random things like that. I swear it makes the best cards. Great job Patty!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Patty the butterfly in your yard is beautiful and the card you made is too!

Carrie said...

What a gorgeous butterfly. You did a beautiful job recreating it. Wonderful CAS card. I may have to do this simple sketch

KER said...

beautiful card Patty...i usually do the CAS challenge too...didn't get to it yet though...tfs this lovely card

Lisa said...

This is a beautiful way to complete the CAS challenge -- what a gorgeous card!

Emkay said...

Such a pretty butterfly and the card it inspired is gorgeous!