Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Challenge Card: Spring Butterflies

My second post today is a Challenge card. I just couldn't wait to share it with you--Spring is in the air!

Today's card was so much fun to make. The weather here in Minnesota was finally warm! Monday was bitter and snowy, and then boom, Tuesday is in the 50's! YAY! The day gave me hope that Spring really is starting even if it's delayed by Minnesota timing. I decided to make a card that fit my mood as well as a number of card challenges out there. I'm in a shabby chic mood, so I did inking to distress a lot of the elements on the card; the paper, the butterflies, and even the flowers! I got inky with it! :0) I embossed, used pearls, Stickles glitter, and various different brads and buttons to add to the look of the card. I made the flower under the purple butterlfy with the vintage pearl brad on it from my 5 petal flower punch from Stampin Up! I inked and curled the edges for more appeal. I used three Stampin Up! stamp sets for the card: Elements of Style for the flowers on the center butterfly, Delight in Life for the flourish on the smaller butterflies, and Cheery Chat for the Birthday greeting on the front and inside of the card.
Challenges this card is eligible for:

Allsorts: Bloomin' Blossoms

Card Ideas: Spotty Dotty

One Stop Craft Challenge: Spots - Dots

Our Creative Corner: Girl Power--Handmade paper flower, ribbon and bling

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: Butterfly

Birthday Sundaes: Anything Goes

The Corrosive Challenge: Pastels

The Crafty Pad: Flowers

Creative Inspirations Paint: Spring

I Did It: Anything Goes

One Stitch at a Time: 3-d

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings: RRR21 - - Punches or Dies + RIBBON!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting!


  1. Wow, I love the dots, butterflies and flowers! Super card and thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

  2. What a nice card. The butterflies are adorable and give the card an added touch. I also love the colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Birthday Sundaes.

  3. LOVE your card! Purple is my favoirite and your butterflies are so cute! Thanks for joining us @ Designed 2 Delight Card Ideas Blog!

  4. What a pretty card, a lovely fusions of flowers and butterflies.

    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation and joining in my Bloomin’ Blossoms theme at Allsorts this week

    B x

    There's a Stampalot voucher up for grabs here

  5. Such a beautiful Spring card the colours are so pretty!

    Thanks 4 joining us at birthday Sundaes!

  6. Gorgeous creation, love the colours!

    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Beautiful card! Love all the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations Paint!


  8. I love all the dimension of the butterflies and flowers. This card is so beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Birthday Sundaes.


  9. gorgeous creation and such detail thank you for sharing with us at the SCSC
    Hugs Kate xx

  10. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for joining our "Butterfly" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  11. Beautiful card! Love the pretty butterflies, pattern papers and flowers! Thanks for playing with Birthday Sundaes!

  12. That is awesome, my favorite colors too. Thank you for joining us at IDIC

  13. Love the flowers and butterflies, and such a pretty color! Thanks for joining us at Card Ideas!

  14. Beautiful flowers and butterflies. Spring is in the air. Thanks for sharing in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

  15. I love the gorgeous butterfly for this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

  16. Gorgeous Butterflies and lovely colors I love how they pop off the page, thanks so much for joining our 3D challenge at OSAAT this week
    Debs R

  17. OMG, this is just gorgeous, I love the colours and the butterflies and how tactile it is. I think it would be hard to part with this one.

    Many thanks for joining in with our 3D challenge over at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  18. It's beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD. Don't forget to check out the awesome prizes up for grabs in our altered CD competition! Hugs, Ali x

  19. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.