March 06, 2010

Butterflies? Here on MY blog?

While the kids were outside making snow forts ( i.e while their dad made snow forts FOR them), I escaped to my studio this afternoon.
Some of you know that I don't generally like or ever even use butterfly stamps or images. They just aren't my "thing" so to speak. So why did I purchase the new butterfly die from PTI? Because I could NOT resist. Could not. That die drew me in like a moth to the flame (to borrow from a horrible expression).

I used it for the first time this afternoon, and I am here to tell you that I am hooked. Hooked I tell you! Not only did it cut like buttah, but when I tried to pick it up off my magnetic sheet (I use the Wizard Die-Cutting Machine), the orange Zest CS just popped right out! From reading a few posts on the PTI forum I was worried I would have to really dig it out, but not so!

You can see better in this photo that I quickly stitched two butterflies together for the corner accent. I used a scrap of CS that I had already stamped Dot Spot onto, and I love the tiny polka dots on the wings!


Thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Gayatri said...

Beautiful card! Looove the layered butterfly and that ribbon blow and button is cute. TFS!

Taheerah said...

I guess we all have certain trends that aren't really our 'thing', but it's always good to experiment as you never know what you might end up liking!

Really like how this card turned out - having the double butterfly stitched together is just such a stunning effect, and I love the Dot Spot pattern on the wings! Can't wait to see many more of your creations using this die!!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is awesome! I love how you stitched the butterflies...and the background on the butterfly, so subtle, it's perfect!

kolling143 said...

Dana--your orange dotted butterfly is just wonderful and that stitching was just the perfect "finishing" touch!

BTW: I haven't forgotten about you....just had to work! I'll email you tomorrow about our "swap"! :)

Sherry said...

Just fabulous!!I love this! I am not a butterfly person either....but man am I tempted after seeing all the gorgeous creations!

Jackie Solomon said...

I really love the color scheme. Whether you like it or not you totally rock the butterfly!

Julie Campbell said...

I had no idea that butterflies and you didn't agree with one another. :) This card turned out SO great... and I'm glad you went for the die! :) The colors are so warm and rich... and I love the way you threaded the ribbon through the cardstock. SO COOL!

Cynthia said...

Dana,
Beautiful card! I love the ribbon detail and the embossing matches so well.

It looks like were fellow Vegans. Any good recipes to share??

Peace Cynthia

Pat said...

You are a natural with butterflies! Love that ribbon treatment - so creative to cut a slit in the cardstock.

megspaulding said...

Love this card. Love how you used orange. Great color combo! I am not a huge butterfly fan either, not my cup of tea, but I think I may order the die with this next release. I am loving everything I see!

IamDerby said...

Hi Dana! This is lovely! I have the butterfly die too and I am not that into butterflies either. Youre card is really pretty.

Sue Ann said...

Love the card and the colors and the embossing ..... really such a great card!! I got a good laugh about the "fort's"...... that is exactly how it plays out at our house too :)

Belinda said...

Love you use of the colors and the fun ribbon treatment! :) And you did a great job with the butterfly!

Anika said...

Gorgeous card, Dana! I love how those bright colors just pop off the black base! Thanks for the blog love you left me...you won't be disappointed with YoF:Violets. I liked it when I bought it, now I love it!! (possibly even a little obsessed with it!)

Cathy Weber said...

Lots to love about this card. The butterflies sewn on and those flourishes. Really, really cute.

Jennifer K said...

I know what you mean about butterflies. They're nice and all but not really my "thing." But I got sucked in just like you and I'm really loving the die and the stamp set. I especially like the dot spots on your butterfly.

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