Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Butterflies, Flowers and some Flower Soft

I want to share a couple cards with you today, one card created with the Unscripted sketch and one with the Card Positioning Systems sketch. 
First up, the Unscripted sketch.
 I recently won a great digital pak from Jen Martakis.  It is available at 2 peas.  I feel in love with the houndstooth patterns.  I opened a document in Word and inserted a piece of the black paper and a piece of the yellow paper and then overlapped them so that when I printed this out, I got a paper that had both colors on it. 
 The butterfly is cut with my Cricut Expression using the Home Decor cartridge.  This cartridge cut a black shadow image and then a pretty yellow layer. 
Next, my CPS card.  The sponsor this week is Flower Soft. The white scallop piece is cut with the Cricut Expressions using the Storybook cartridge and the little leaves are from the same cartridge.
  I just love what a little bit of Flower Soft adds to a card but here, I also used some flowers from one of the toppers. These flowers punch out and are ready to use.  A little bit of Flower Soft is added to the middles of the flowers.
And for a fun photo...

We made a little trip to San Diego last week and on the first night we walked over to the Little Italy section of town for dinner. I captured a photo quick on my new iPhone and then altered it on an app that I had downloaded, Perfect Photo.  I have had so much fun playing with my photos and with some other apps that I have downloaded.  I'll tell you about those as I use them.

Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

SKETCH 118 – HOPE card
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Digital Patterned papers – Simple Starts/Jen Martakis/2 Peas in a Bucket
Butterfly and word “Hope” – Cricut cartridge/Home D├ęcor/2”-Butterfly, 1 ½”-Hope
Fiskars corner rounder punch
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Clearsnap Fluid chalk stamp pad
Martha Stewart embossed border sticker
Kreaxions circle cutter
Foam tape – 3M

Flower Soft and Toppers courtesy of Flower Soft
Cardstock – Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Echo Park
Cricut cartridge - StoryBook (Scallop circle 2” and leaves 2”)
Rub-on sentiment – Paper Smooches/EAD Designs


  1. You did what to get that effect on the black and yellow paper? Very impressive variation. Still not really sure what you did. And I love that butter fly.

    Your photo is so cool. It would be fun to use that on a card.

  2. Cool photo and loveeeeeeee the cards!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. What fabulous cards, Linda! Love, love the yellow and gray butterfly card. That houndstooth print is fabulous, and I really like how you combined and printed the two colors together. Fabulous fancy butterfly, too.
    And gorgeous card using the Flower Soft. Love the colors and the playful paper in the background, and that flower cluster is stunning. :)
    Such a fun photo, too! Love that the trees ended up purple.

  4. Lovely cards! LOVIN' that cool photo altering! So FAB!

  5. cool pic and your cards are stunning! love the butterfly on the first card and the flower bouquet and the dimension on the second one!

  6. you are the queen of cards~I gotta ask what do you do with all your cards? :)