Sunday, September 21, 2014

Freshly Made Sketch #154

I am back!!! This is my second post of the day so I will make it quick.

I started this card last night. My inspiration was Freshly Made Sketch blog's #154.

This looks like a very simple card but as it always goes with me, I played with it a long time. I am not happy with the two butterflies. I wanted three but the space would not hold that number and have the added sentiment.

I started the card wanting to use a cover plate from PTI but after die cutting it, I knew it would not work. I found this pretty piece of patterned paper by American Crafts in the "Dear Lizzy Neapolitan" 6" by 6" paper pad and knew I had to use it. I then die cut the rectangle and one butterfly out of two other pieces of patterned paper from that same pad.

I love the Memory Box butterfly. It is so delicate!!! I die cut the middle of the butterflies out of black and used black Stickles over it. I so wish I could of fit one more. Just the two bugs me!!

Here is the fun sketch that was the inspiration for this card:

I will be saving this for later because I know a few more cards I want to create with it.

I am also going to enter this card into Darnell's NBUS challenge at djkarddreations.

I had never used the butterfly die cut nor this patterned paper pad before today. Thank you for the challenge Darnell!!

I appreciate you stopping by tonight. Have a fabulous night!!

Paper-American Crafts, Bazzill
Dies-My Favorite Things, Memory box
Other-Enamel Dots (My Minds Eye and Doodlebug Design), black Stickles, Adhesive Foam


Darnell J Knauss said...

I think it is really beautiful and very poignant, Nora. I love it and it certainly is perfect for that sketch!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

(Just an idea: now that you've posted it for the sketch challenge, try putting another butterfly in pink [almost camouflaged] in the lower right and see what you think.)

Karen Ashbrook said...

What a pretty card, everything works together so well. Karen x

Jen said...

The delicate butterflies give this card such elegance Nora. The colors and patterns are so beautiful together. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Megan Carroll said...

Hi Nora! I love the background paper and those delicate butterflies....and two butterflies looks perfect!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh this is sooooo pretty! I adore these colours and the butterflies you've used. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Taunya Butler said...

What a beautiful, gorgeous, soft looking card!! Love the background and those butterflies are amazing!! So well done!! Thank you for your email and I am sorry to have been so MIA but my dad passed away on the 15th of Sept - and I have been rather busy with that! Thank you for posting this card that lifted my spirits!!

Anni said...

These butterflies are beautiful and I love the patterend paper!

Kim S said...

Such a gentle card - those sweet butterflies are just perfect with the sentiment.