Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CAS Birthday

Welcome - thanks for calling in, I so appreciate your visits.
Today I am sharing a card that was inspired by the challenge over at Less is More to use their logo as inspiration, and this is the result.

This card came together quite quickly as I had already planned it in my head.... that does not always happen.


This image was stamped using a Kaleidacolor ink pad, and one other.

The sentiment was stamped using the 'extra' ink colour I had added to the base of the image.

The butterfly was painted with the colours from the kaleidacolor ink pad after I had gold embossed it, and mounted on a dimensional foam dot.

The pearls were the final embellishment, used primarily to add emphasis to the sentiment and balance to the whole.

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Card Recipie:
Card Stock  : White
Inks: Tsukineko Kaleidacolor Cappuccino, Ranger Adirondack Espresso, Clear Embossing
Stamps: Layers of Color (retired) Butterfly Collector and Joyful Noise, Sentiment unknown
Accessories: Kaiser half pearls Chino, gold embossing powder.


  1. I love the colors on the music flourish and it all works perfectly with the butterfly!

  2. That musical flourish is fabulous Maxine

    Thanks so much
    "Less is More!

  3. Smashing card and two beautiful images


  4. A beautiful card. I love the detail and colour in the butterfly, and the sentiment and 'twirly' part are just the right balance for it...reminds me of a music score.

  5. Gorgeous CAS card Maxine. It really is beautiful, particularly the butterfly.

  6. Stunning card hun great stamp :D
    Thanx for joining the challenge over at Crafty Bloggers Network :D

    Ger xxx
    CBN DT

  7. I love the shading and colours, thanks for joining ust a the Crafty Bloggers Network this month.

  8. Beautiful card, Maxine. I love the colours. I have that gorgeous music flourish too and have hardly used it. You've inspired me to get it inked up again!

    Lynne x

  9. This is beautiful Max, love the musical flourish and love that embossed butterfly, great warm colors.
    Have a great 4th. :)

  10. LoVE WHAT YOU HAVE done with the butterfly, gorgeous colours and I never thought to emboss so will keep that in my to do folder

  11. A beautiful card- love the flourish and the butterfly with the shadow- just fabulous!!!

  12. Maxine,
    What a gorgeous card! I love the butterfly and the music flourish is breathtaking - fabulous job!

  13. A wonderful card. The gold embossed butterfly looks amazing. I love the swirl image with the music in it. It looks great in the different colours.

  14. Hi Maxine!
    wow! what a super job on that gorgeous butterfly. I love it. also love the scroll down the side with the music note on it. I haven't seen that one before. I like the way you coloured it with the kaleidacolor ink pad. Lovely.
    Hugs Maz

  15. ooh what a lovely card! Thank you so much for playing along at the CBN network challenge this week.. Hope to see you again soon!

    CBN DT

  16. This is a beautiful card Maxine. i just love that music swirl. It has inspired me to try something. I want to play now, but i think i must do a little bit of housework first!
    Kate x

  17. Lovely!! Ah, makes me miss these wonderful stamps! i love what you do with them!

  18. This is beautiful!! That butterfly is absolutely stunning as is your use of the pearls to accent the musical flourish!! Wow and to think it all came together so quickly and as you had envisioned!!

  19. Awww Maxine - this is gorgeous! I love these images and you have used them beautifully! Love the embossing - one beautiful card my friend! {{{hugs}}}

  20. Wowsa, this is gorgeous Maxine! That flourish is one fabulous stamp and I love your design.


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