Saturday, June 9, 2012

Spread Your Wings

For The Rubber Cafe Blog Hop
with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft
You'll have a chance to win one of 3 prizes!!

Hope you're enjoying the Blog Hop! You know you still have time to get in on all the fun!  And the prizes will be worth it!

I decided I just couldn't let all that go to waste so here's a very simple card - usng the blue board I created for the Blog hop I showed you earlier this week.   For my blue board, I had used 3 different colors of blue Gelatos from Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft, once I had colored my layers - I spritz the area with water mister, took my brush and blended until I had the effect I liked.

Since the background was already prepared, the rest will be pretty simple!  I decided to feature the "Trailing Butterflies" stamp from The Rubber Cafe'. In this card I'm using the small set but there is also a large set and both can be seen here.

Taking my background paper, I dug out my Creative Memories, curved ruler - and cut it in pieces to create even more interest.  When I applied the pieces to my Kraft card base, I made sure to leave about an 1/8" spacing. I really like the movement the curved lines give my card.

I stamped the phrase Spread Your Wings- directly on the lower portion of my card.  And stamped and colored a cluster of Butterflies.  I stamped the butterflies again on white water- color paper, colored them and 'fussy' cut them out adhering them with pop-dots.

Finally to finish my card, I cut 2 slits and pulled my gingham ribbon through tieing the ends into a bow.  I used a button to help anchor my bow.  The Gingham rbbon was black and white however I used my copic marker, and colored it to get the warm yellow orange color to match the butterflies. 

Here's another view.

That's it! - have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by. 

Paper- Water color paper , Kraft Cardstock
Adhesive:  Taperunner and Pop-dots
Embellishments:  Ribbon, Graphic 45-chipboard button


Anonymous said...

very cute love it!!! TFS!

Candice said...

Love this because it gave me a starting point for an idea I can now bring to life!
Thank you!

Nancy said...

Love the graded background and the curved cuts!

melissa said...

I love the idea ...

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l.m.b. said...

Love the butterflies!

sewzallsquirrels said...

I like the curved paper additions to add the movement.

Irit Shalom said...

Great card and fantastic work with FC