Sunday, September 1, 2013

Butterflies and Flowers

Welcome,
I'm so glad it is now officially spring here!!
I had fun in the studio this afternoon and made this card.


I had a couple of challenges in mind when I started, and was very happy with the finished article.

I started with a base that already had the circle cut in it, and added the dp and re-cut the circle.  Next I added the doily, and cut out the centre of it, embossed the sentiment onto that, and then adhered the piece to the inside of the card. The blue is the base behind it, although the sharp shadows distort it.


The sizzex butterfly was cut from silver paper and adorned with the clear rhinestones.


The flowers were my first try using the Bitty Blossom dies, and were cut from a shiny paper, and had lavender ink sponged on while they were still in the die.


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May your day be blessed

19 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

wow Maxine. A stunning card. Love the flowers. Everything about the card is delightful. Wasn't it lovely to have such a nice day for the start of Spring.

mamapez5 said...

Another lovely butterfly and a very pretty card. Kate x

Eileen Dobson said...

Beautiful card Maxine, thanks for sharing it with us over at Creative Craft Cottage.

Lovely Linda said...

There are so many wonderful details here Maxine - this is lovely! Love the crisp colours too - well done my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Pat Garvin said...

Beautifully done. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

jimlynn said...

Great flower die and a gorgeous card! So pretty.
Glad y'all are getting some spring time weather now.
Lynn

Winnie and Patty said...

What a beautiful anniversary card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Bridget Larsen said...

I love that concave/inverted look. You must have a lot of cards displayed around the house

Darlene said...

Oh my stars, Maxine! This is so very pretty! Those flowers were your first try?? They are stunning. And the butterflies are so beautiful. Everything about this card is wonderful.

Margaret said...

So very pretty. Love the doily and the flowers. Great layout.

MiamiKel said...

YAY for Spring! :) I'm still waiting on winter, lol! Beautiful card, love the intricate designs and the boldness of the embossing - you have such a lovely talent for card making, my friend! Blessings!

Stampsnob said...

This is so very pretty Good to see you on MFP......Lis

marsha said...

Just gorgeous Maxine! I love the doily, this adds such an elegant touch. Your embossing looks fabulous and love the butterflies!
Hugs,
Marsha

Michelle said...

Such a pretty card, Maxine! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

JD/ Jill said...

pretty card!

Shea said...

This is lovely! Love the papers you've chosen and your layout! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge this week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous card- love the gorgeous shimmery CS for the butterfly and the flowers!!!

Sol said...

Embossing in Silver is Beautiful!!!.. WOW.. It has been a long time since i have Embossed.. And I Always did that before.. Thanx for the inspiration. Your handmade flowers are Beautiful too! :o)
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! :o) Hugs Sol :o)

Brenda Morgan said...

What a beautiful card, mind you anything with a doily AND flowers is always going to be stunning. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.