Sunday, March 21, 2010

Butterflies are Free!

Well, not actually, when you consider all the gear you have to buy to make cards. The Cuttlebug was on sale for $50., the butterfly die was probably around $15., the pearls a mere couple dollars, the texture plate around $5.00, the cardstock was a dollar or so, oh yeah, adhesive, the ribbon is a few pennies, the button I won at Magic In the Air and time taken to make the card - priceless! Are we to $100. yet? So if I sold this card, just how much should I charge? Bottom line, don't tell my husband!

I followed the sketch at 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday Day 21.
I like this sketch, clean, neat and easy!
The inside of the card...

I was also inspired by the color challenge at Res-Q to use SU! colors, apricot appeal, regal rose, certainly celery and tempting turquoise. Also inspired by 'two-lips', I mean, tulips!



I was also inspired by the color challenge at Satuday Spotlight to use use your birthstone to chose the colors for the card. My birthday is in June 20 (yes, I accept presents, tee-hee). My stone is Alexandrite or Pearl, so I combined the 2 colors and the Pearl. Alexandrite is a stone that can appear to bluish or reddish. [ummm, kinda fits my personality!]

This also is being entered in the following challenges:

  1. Allsorts - Spring is in the Air

  2. Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring Theme

  3. Hand Full of Stamps - remove the dust, butterfly die cut hasn't been used forever!

  4. Fab 'n Funky - use something new, the button

  5. Jacksonbelle Embellishments - use something new, the button

  6. Rosie D's - Think spring (I'm not only thinkin', I'm prayin'!)

  7. Sweet Stampin' - Spring is in the Air


  8. No Time To Stamp? Stamp Simply #131 - add texture and keep it CAS

Thanks for stopping by and the kind comments that you leave. Have a great week!

22 comments:

Kim said...

awwwwwwe-some! Love the color combo and the CAS-feel. And what a great idea to use the negative on the inside! My "two-lips" are definitely smiling with this one! thanks for the inspiration!

Aloha, KL

Melanie said...

What a great, Springy card! Love the colors you chose! Homemade cards are priceless!

Fleur said...

hi, this is so pretty,
Thanks for joining us at ALLSORTS this week
Fleur xXx

Deb Neerman said...

Fabulous card ... love your embossed butterflies!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's "Stamp Simply" texture challenge!

andrea said...

gorgeous card,lovely colours thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky this week
andrea

Liz said...

Beautiful project just lovely work glad I popped over
Liz xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

What a great idea to combine the colors! Such a pretty creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight. Hope to see you again next time!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Fun card! GREAT texture and LOVE those butterflies and your cool ribbon treatment! Thanks so much for playing the Stamp Simply Challenge this week!!!

my5bratz said...

gorgeous, fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF, Ginny :0)

naturecoastcrafter said...

Sam, this is a fabulous card and great interpretation of the challenge! So springy and happy. Makes me smile and I needed it!
Thanks for coming to the RES-Q and playing in my challenge!

Denise said...

beautiful card and great job on all the challenges! Thank you so much for playing with RESQ-challenge this week!

*Vicki* said...

WOWZER!! Those butterflies are so so gorgeous!! I love the texture on them and the colors are just stunning!! You've done such a beautiful job with this challenge sweetie!! Thanks so much for playing along with us!! We love to see what you come up with at Saturday Spotlight!! HUGS

Margreet said...

very elegant card with those nice butterflies.....thanks for joining Sweet Stampin!
xxx Margreet

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love those beautiful butterflies!! Thanks for playing Stamp Simply Challenge : )

Christine said...

Hi gorgeous card stunning colours thanks for joining us at SCSC

Christine xx

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

What a beautiful butterfly card! I love butterflies, this is gorgeous! Very well done!
Happt Spring to you! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sweet Stampin" challenge! I look forward to seeing more of your incredibly gorgeous crafty works in the future!
HUGS
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba
I invite you to hop on over and entering my candy give away!!

Rose said...

you are too funny!! priceless lol
this is a stunning card and i love the butterflys :)

Julie Ranae said...

Really wonderful designs! Am now a follower and would LOVE to have you come follow me at Julie's Open Window...blog candy around the corner!

TesaB said...

Fabbie card, Sam! The butterflies are wonderful, and if you don't tell my hubby, I wont tell yours...

~amy~ said...

LOL!!! Seriously tho....it's crazy how much time & $ goes into one card...but hey, it's fun & therapeutic!! I love your take on the sketch! The butterflies are fabbie!

Pam said...

Very pretty!!

Trish Hughes said...

Very pretty, love the DP!!! Thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.
Trish