Friday, May 28, 2010

you make my heart happy

sadly i didn't make the top 20 for gallery idol 2010, but that's not going to stop me from voting and saying a big CONGRATULATIONS to those who did make it, i'm happy for them.

now before i start today's post i must say that i've been shopping! and if you've read my blog before you may have noticed a post with a few things on my wish list, i got some of them :) like the tim holtz scissors & martha stewart punch that you'll see i used on today's card-yea!~

i started by cutting (i'm not sure what to call this shape) with my cricket gypsy wanderings cartridge. the printed paper is from me & my big ideas mat pack, and then i cut a layering piece in brown cardstock.

i used the martha stewart punch on white & brown cardstock, and then on the edge of the card to give it a triple scallop.

i tied yellow ribbon around my die cut piece.

for the sentiment i cut piece of white cardstock, and inked around the edges with vintage photo distress ink, then stamped in vintage photo using a glitz gal script background stamp. then stamped the hero arts sentiment with colorbox chalk ink in black. i thought i'd show how i clean my stamps. i just use a baby wipe on clear stamps. usually i prefer my stamp cleaner on rubber stamps.
then i used vintage photo distress ink to stamp the hero arts heart winged butterfly on the same plaid paper it used to cut my die cut piece. and cut it out using my new tim holtz scissors.

i added recollections pearls to the center of the butterfly.

to give the main elements some dimension. i used 3L double sided foam mounting tap (you can get it at target) for the back of the die cut piece.

i really wanted the wings of the butterfly raised and the center flat on the card. so i put a glue dot in the middle of the butterfly, because they're super strong and i knew it would hold the middle down even with the thick martha stewart foam adhesive pieces on the wings.

thanks for looking, have a happy friday & a great weekend
blog ya later!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous. Love your paper - the butterfly is gorgeous matched up with the background paper. This wins the "WOW" award!

    Love the design... the colors... sigh.

  2. Holy camoly, this is gorgeous! I love how you stamped on the patterned paper, and your color choices are so very wonderful. That big yellow bow- gorgeous! Love the pearl accents too. Just overall wonderful.

  3. The card turned out so beautiful and thanks for the tutorial. It's always hard to figure out what tool was used for what so that was super helpful!

  4. Such a beautiful card. Love that butterfly! Love everything about this card! :)