March 07, 2008

Butterfly in the sky...

...I can go twice as high. Take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow!Surely some of you will remember that show from when you were a kid? I used to LOVE Reading Rainbow, and whenever we went to my older sister's house or my grandparents I would immediately ask to watch it (because as a kid I had no idea of timeframes that tv shows ran in!). I think I had a small crush on LeVar Burton.

Ok, here's where I admit something. *deep breath* I've never liked butterfly stamps. Too froofy, silly, typical, whatever...I didn't like them. Only used them when I absolutely HAD to. Well, here's my confession: I like them now! Shhhhhh. Don't tell, ok? I have a reputation to uphold here!
I created this card for my stamping class ladies too. You should hear how they all groan when they see designs like this! They HATE cutting out ANYTHING! But when they were all done with this one, they loved it, so I rest my case. *wink*
It was fun stamping the butterfly in black on the red nestabilitie rectangle, and then cutting out 4 pairs of wings to adhere on top. I then cut off all the overhanging wings except for one. I used SU's red and sage CS and PTI's white. The wings were stamped and cut out from a piece of Cosmo Cricket PP, from the Dutch Girl collection. The ribbon came from Big Lots! All stamps are Verve Visual, and the PP can be found there too! I would normally have added a bit more to this card, were I sending it out, but it was just right for my class. It was SO hard not to add some sparkle or glitter to those butterflies!
Wait till you see all the butterflies I have to show you tomorrow! Good thing I like them now!

4 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

LOVE this! Oh my goodness!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This is gorgeous Dana! I love the effect of the one butterfly that's not chopped off. Beautiful layout, too. Glad you like butterflies now! :)

Julie Campbell said...

Oh my goodness! Dana! This is seriously INCREDIBLE!!! I love how you positioned the butterflies -- and your entire layout is perfect! Love the colors...

Can you tell I'm a big fan of this card? ;)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the patterned butterflies. Love THAT butterfly.