Thursday, May 9, 2013

Butterflies and Hummingbirds

I already loved using butterflies on a card and so the challenge at Simon Says Stamp to created something with "wings" was pretty easy.
 Not to mention a new-to-me set of stamps from Paper Smooches.  I started off with a cool stencil and some wonderful Stephanie Barnard Clearsnap spray inks.  I so love these things, I love the vivid colors and they are the perfect match to stencils.
 I actually used three separate butterfly stamps from the same set for my card. The larger butterfly was created by stamping a solid image with a vibrant color and then stamping over that with the outline image.  I filled the outline image with Glossy Accents and sprinkled on some great Stephanie Barnard glitter, this is only a glimpse of how sparkly it is.  The little yellow pearl-like dots are from Liquid Pearl dots.
 Flower Soft is featuring their card toppers on their blog and Facebook page this week. The toppers are so fun because they come all colored and each package has more then one design in it. 
I add some Flower Soft to the little flowers on the branch.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

8 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo gorgeous!! I loveeeeeee that yellow on the first one!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Such adorable cards, Linda! I am LOVING the bright bold color on that first card with the mist and cool stenciled background! SO love how you used the butterfly stamps. The double stamping and addition of the glitter are soooo fabulous. Gorgeous card with the Flower Soft topper, too. Love how you added the gems. The papers and colors are so sweet on there. Totally warm, cozy, and homespun feeling!

Connie Mercer said...

beautiful!! Love the misting and stencil use!!!

Melissa Elsner said...

I love how different these each are and so beautiful too. Talented lady you!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

These are so sweet, beautiful and fun! LOVE them!
Hope you've had a wonderful week-end.

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful cards!! Love the background on the first one!! So pretty!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Katherine said...

I'm preparing article for Papercrafters Library & would like to feature your butterfly card with the terrific stencil work! The article will link back to your site. http://blog.papercrafterslibrary.com/

Gary Rose said...

Loving your card and now following your blog. The butterflies are great. I really like the big one but also like the ones that are you stamped very lightly a lot. It's super cool how you misted super heavy down the center of the card but lightly on the edges.