Sunday, June 10, 2012

Party Hats and Butterflies

Might seem like a funny combination, Party Hats and Butterflies but that is what is represented on my cards for this post.

 I just received a new Cricut cartridge, Simply Charmed and so I had to play with it a bit. This is the cutest cartridge. I get most of mine on ebay, I can usually find some great prices. I wanted to use the color combo at Colour Q for this week.  I also used the Cas-ual Friday challenge to use DOTS. One of my favorite things about using the Cricut is that I can cut the image in about any size I want and the images in this cartridge come with a little smile on each image.
 Notice my backgrounds here. Both of the backgrounds are Hero Arts stamps. I used the dot background and stamped it in white on white and embossed it with clear. I wanted the dots to be very subtle. The zig zags are another background stamp. I stamped it in a turquoise on turquoise and red on red, then but along the zig zag lines.
 Here is the great color combo for this week at Colour Q.
This next card uses some of my favorite supplies, a Spellbinder Nestabilities, some Distress Stain, a couple Hero Arts stamps.That Spellbinder square ornate frame is soooooo pretty and it was fun to use it color on color with it being gray and the card base being gray.

I stamped the background in silver and embossed with silver and then colored the entire piece with a yellow Distress Stain. The embossed image serves as a resist. I also added some accents of silver Liquid Pearls. The butterfly was stamped with a gray stamp pad. I thought that black might be to harse the the grays and silvers. It is slightly colored with Copic markers and accented with Glossy Accents.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

11 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

LOVING the party hat and that butterfly!!!!

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful~love the yellow one!!!!

dstandard said...

Awesome cards - love the color and the cute hat on the first one and that butterfly is beautiful!

Patrice said...

Gorgeous cards...I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/06/52-card-pickup-week-23.html

Angie Tieman said...

Fabulous cards! I LOVE that fun hat you created with the dots and smiley face! Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! The party card just makes me smile :-) Ohhh and the butterfly card is so elegant and absolutely adorable!

Kimberly said...

That party hat is so stinkin' cute! I love the dots with the zig zags. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

cnelson said...

Your hat card is as CUTE as can be and that butterfly card is absolutely STUNNING!! ALWAYS a treat to visit here!

Christina said...

Adorable party hat, and I love how you combined the red and blue zig-zag panels. Your butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous! Great colors and beautiful embossing. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

Super duper cute party card, Linda! I love the colors and details! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! PS: The butterfly card is gorgeous!

Michele Gross said...

Your party hat is just delightful! Love the happy little face on it-really adds personality :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!