Saturday, March 2, 2013

Thinking of You

Remember me?  I hope you do! :)  I am still around - I just haven't been able to craft the last couple months.  Life has been challenging and crazy for me, and I am hoping it gets better soon.

Today I am sharing a card I made for a dear friend that has been struggling a lot lately.  I chose to embellish the card with butterflies because they symbolize hope and have that uplifting quality.  I was inspired by the February "Be Inspired" Unity Stamps Challenge - the sketch and the colors.  I love, LOVE, love my Unity stamps and used several for this card! 

I created the background for this card using many of my craft supplies.  I used a misting mask, spray ink, dictionary paper, distress ink, a doily punch and Unity stamps.  I love creating my own backgrounds!  I love being able to mix different patterns and colors to get the perfect, yet imperfect vintagy look.  Not sure "vintagy" is a word, but I am thinking you know what I mean!  :)

I was also inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest that had a multi-colored stacked paper butterfly.  You can see the card I was inspired by here.  I decided to create a similar butterfly for my card! 

Below is the list of materials I used for this card:
-Unity Stamp Sets - With Her Own Wings, BorderLINE Love, Feb 2013 Kit of the Month, July 2012 SMAK Kit
-Cardstock by Baazill Basics & Stampin' Up!
-Dictionary Page
-Mistables Misting Mask by Pink Paislee
-Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Multiple Colors
-Sprinkler in Pink Balloon by October Afternoon
-Distress Ink in Old Paper by Tim Holtz
-Butterfly Punch by Stampin' Up!
-Doily/Circle Scallop Frame Punch by EK Success
-Gem stickers by Want2Scrap & Creative Charms

Thank you for coming by!  Hoping to share another project this weekend so come by again!



  1. Beautiful card! I love the background - and of course that butterfly :). Thanks for linking to me! Especially to come and find a new place o inspiration :). I'm sure your friend will appreciate this beautiful card, and I hope skies brighten for them soon! Glad you got to craft - hope it continues!

  2. This is gorgeous!! I love the background you created!! The dimension to the butterflies is fabulous!! What an awesome card!! I hope you have a wonderful Saturday :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Stunning! I love how you added the dimension to the butterfly and the delicious color combo you used on the card.

  4. Stunning detail here. LOVE that background that you created with all the different elements. And that layered butterfly with the bling is nice too. :)

  5. THIS is GORGEOUS and STUNNING and BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for participating, I HOPE TO SEE YOU BACK every single month! I love your work! :)

  6. Wow,,, absolutely STUNNING!!! I have to lift my jaw off the floor now!! Thanks for playing in the Unity Challenge!!

  7. Absolutely beautiful. I love love LOVE your background. A true work of art. TFS

  8. GORGEOUS card! The colors are fantastic and LOVE the 3d butterfly:) Great dimension!
    Sherrie K

  9. love the layered butterfly and all the stamping of Unity butterflies! so fantabulous!!

  10. This is such a stunning card! I love how you layer your stamps, and the combination of colors that you choose! You make pretty awesome stuff, and so happy to see you totally into Unity! Thanks for participating in the challenge! :)