Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Butterflies & Flowers

Hello Dear Friends!
I don't know about you, but I am SO READY for butterflies and flowers!
I'm not a 'cold weather' person ... and the older I get the more I enjoy the warmth of the sun and the smell of pretty flowers in my garden!  
Geez ... I'm sounding more and more like my mother every day!  LOL

Anyways, today's card is my inspirational SHARE for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

I've used the following dies from the Dies R Us Store on today's card creation: 

I just love both the butterfly and the butterfly corner dies!

  Both are so delicate looking and I really love how the tiny butterflies at the top of the corner die are cut in such a manner that you can lift the wings for dimension!  I've added a touch of diamond Stickles to each little butterfly on the corner die for sparkle & texture.

The Devine Butterfly was actually cut from a scrap of the design paper used for the background on my card.   I then sponged on a bit of Tim Holtz 'salty ocean' & 'picked raspberry' distress inks to achieve the color.  And, lastly covered it with diamond Stickles.  SO PRETTY IRL!!

It's amazing how quickly (and beautifully) a card can come together with just a few die cuts!  Be sure to pop over to the store to find all the new release dies available for purchase.  And remember, if by chance it is 'Out of Stock', just click on the Put Me On The Waiting List button, add your information and you'll be notified by email when it's back in stock.  It truly doesn't take long at all!!

A few challenges to share in:
Amusing Challenge - Die Cuts
Pile It On Challenge - Butterflies
The Corrosive Challenge - Things with Wings
Crafty Calendar February Challenge - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - D is for Die Cuts
Creative Craft Cottage - In the Garden

OH and remember to come join in our fun challenges!  
New challenge on the 1st & 15th of each month at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog.
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Thanks for stopping by and as always . . .

Papers:  SU Pink Pirouette cs, White cs, Paper Pizazz design paper
Image: Pinterest
Accessories: diamond Stickles, dies identified above, small sponge daubers, TH distress inks


Diane said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Love the pretty image, dies and the beautiful soft colors you have used!! A stunner my friend!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW the delicate lacey butterfly die cut is so beautiful on your card
Dr Sonia
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Jacee said...

Beautiful design Darlene, love the cycle image, and the die cuts look wonderful!
hugs Jacee
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Anet van Zyl said...

Gorgeous card Darlene, love the vintage image. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

Nikki Stalker said...

Lovely card with some gorgeous dies. Thanks for sharing with us at ABC Challenges.


BethieJ said...

LOVELY card! LOVE that butterfly corner die!
Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Hope to see you again soon!
Have a GREAT day!

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love all the die cuts used.
I just noticed your image was from Pinterest and wanted to advise you that numerous people are being sued over the use of images that are copyrighted. I am not saying that yours is but for you to be sure it is not before using. I do not mean to offend and hope you will not take it in that way.
Thanks for sharing with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
Kim x

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Thanks Kim ... Yes, I am aware of copyright laws and have been very careful NOT to use any images that I see have been watermarked. I surely would NOT want to upset anyone in that manner or put myself into that position.