Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Butterfly Birthday . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
Wow! What  a whirlwind week/weekend I've had!  NOTE TO SELF:  Don't book two shows back to back THEN demo for a stamping company at the annual stamping convention ALL IN THE SAME WEEK AGAIN!!!   I'm getting too old for all that!  LOL! 
Okay ... now that's I've caught my breath (not really ... a stamping friend popped in here on Saturday from Illinois and we've been running all over the country side!  lol)
Today's card is my inspiration card created for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.
I love, love, love how this card came together!
ALL die cuts with the exception of the sentiments!  


Here are the dies I used on this 5x7 card:
Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Greek Island' Corner, Border & Tag  CED5102
(sorry, no longer in stock)

Instead of using a solid card stock for my die cut background panel, I decided to use a sheet of designer paper from the Paper Studio 'Kirby Teesdale Studio' paper pack.  And so glad I did ... it looks awesome! 

The silhouette portion of my butterfly was die cut from raspberry card stock then I sponged white craft ink from the center out as well as the outer edges before overlaying with the black panel.

It truly doesn't get much easier than this card yet it looks like it took a lot of time to create!  I hope you have found inspiration in my card today and remember you can pop over to our Inspiration Blog for a new inspirational card creation from the team every day Monday through Friday!

We would love to have you come join in our Dies R Us Challenges also!  There is a new challenge posted on the 1st and 15th of each month and ONE LUCKY WINNER will received a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store!  Plus our design team ladies choose their TOP 3 FAVORITES and those lucky three will receive a badge to display proudly on their personal blogs!  PLEASE come check us out and then join in the fun!

Thanks for stopping by today and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, SU Pear Pizazz cs, Black cs, Raspberry cs, the Paper Studio 'Kirby Teesdale Studio' dp
Dies:  Listed above
Accessories:  Scotch mounting tape, Endless Creations 'Happy Birthday' stamp, Heartfelt Creations (inside) sentiment, Versafine Onyx ink


Jennifer Scull said...

this is gorgeous! and yes, it does look as if it took you ages to make.

glad you had a fun weekend, even if you were a busy bee. but it was a crafty kind of busy, which is the best kind! :)

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! Girl this is gorgeous! I love the butterfly dies!

Jacee said...

Wonderful Darlene, what a beauty!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Joann6274 said...

Oh happy joy joy! This card is divine! Absolutely stunning Dar! That butterfly is super gorgeous, love the elegance of this.. so pretty!!!!

Mulberry Mindy said...

Beautiful card, Darlene. I love the trailing ivy and butterfly. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Gorgeous...wowzers...love that butterfly..so pretty.....another stunner!!