September 06, 2010

Butterfly birthday


Through the years I've talked about how I'm just NOT a butterfly fan when it comes to stamps. Yes, I've used them, and even liked a few but generally they "aren't my thing." But because this card is for my BFF I decided to use my newest butterfly stamp from FireCrackerDesigns! And I LOVE how this card turned out!
I left the sentiment off because the inside says it all, and I like how simple that leaves the front.

What do you guys think? Should I add something? Leave it alone?
Gimme some feedback here people!
PS. In a serendipitous turn of events, this card matches the sketch at 2S4Y, Kazan's sketch 61!

31 comments:

Sue Ann said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L !!! Is that enough feedback :) I adore the loop t loop boarder ........ YIKES it is so perfect .......... I know what you mean ....... i photographed butterflies on Saturday on some Dahlia's but then when I take a butterfly stamp out I just look at it ....... and think what is wrong with me?? This is truly a beautiful butterfly that you worked with today!!!!

Noora said...

Beautiful card Dana! love the colors and how contrasting they are! I have been wanting to create something like this, I mean 3 butterflies lined horizontally, you did it beautifully, personally i don't think it needs anything, its perfect!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Dana, I love the card just how it is and would not change one thing about it.

..::Paulina::.. said...

This card is awesome, Dana! I love the scallops, but those butterflies are what really make this card. LOVE how you used three different colors and added black rhinestones- PERFECT! Your BFF is going to think you're the greatest. :)

Kara said...

i love the bright colors on black....i wouldn't add a sentimet to the front either...looks perfect!

Laurie said...

This is beautiful!! I love those scallops! They really tie in the focal point! The butterflies are so pretty! I love this all on the black base!

Karen B. said...

Probably not what you are looking for but I honestly don't think you need to add anything. I think you've got just the right balance of colors and embellishments.

Jackie Solomon said...

I really like this card. Love the colors and the loopy border. The black really makes the colors pop. You friend will love it!!

Keva said...

Oh, it's beautiful Dana! The scalloped mat underneath looks great and so do your butterflies!

Emm said...

Love you color combo!

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is beautiful- just the way it is, I love the ribbon and the punch behind the main panel- perfect crd for your friend! TFS

Aimes said...

Can't believe you're not a butterfly kinda gal when you rock stamping with them so much!!! Love the design, Dana! Very bold and eyecatching!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Belinda said...

Absolutely lovely! Are you sure you don't like butterflies more now? ;-) Love the fun border against the black!

Leah said...

I love it just the way it is! I am a HUGE butterfly fan, so I would adore this card:)

mamareebs said...

Beautiful and doesn't need a thing! How did you make the background? With a die? I think this card is perfect!

BethieJ said...

Dana this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE everything about it.. and oh I always thought I wasnt a butterfly girl either.. til one cricut cartridge, 1 MS punch, and 1 PTI stamp set changed my mind.. now I ADORE them! HA HA!!!
Hope your having a WONDERFUL weekend!

Sara Mac said...

Perfect Dana! Leave it as is. I love the colors you used here. I never mind leaving sentiments off the front of cards. Sometimes the design is so much better without a sentiment.

Julia K. said...

So bright!!! I love it, Dana!

Mary said...

Your BFF absolutely loves this, and is looking for a place on the wall to display it, as we speak.

Call me so we can plan a time for you to gift this gorgeous, perfect-for-your-BFF card, as well as some wine, food, and great laughs over the many things your BFF has to tell you!

Amy said...

Dana...I don't think you need to add anything else to this card. This is absolutely stunning!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh no no no, leave it! It's so beautiful, Dana! This coming from the self-proclaimed "sentiment killer". Always stamp it last, (WHY???), and manage to wreck the card by leaving a letter off or smudging the last one, etc...!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is bold and STRIKING and perfect just the way it is! I wouldn't change a thing :)

Courtney Baker said...

Dana... I'm crazy in love with this card! So ... um... PERFECT! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Girlfriend......so lovin' this card fo' sho'!!!! Awesome awesome job!!!

Jen Carter said...

I can sum this up in one word: STUNNING!! Wow!! This is so striking, so beautiful!! Great job!

Dana said...

Very bold and pretty!!

Melissa said...

Wow, Dana! This is perfect as is! I love the fresh colors against the black background!

IamDerby said...

Wow this is awesome I love the mat, love the butterflies... it doesnt need a thing.

Cheryl Nelson said...

WOW!!! Absolutely GORGEOUS! LOVE this in EVERY way!

Laura Davis said...

Ooooohh this is stunning! I LOVE it :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Smita said...

Sigh!! This is such a gorgeous card!! Love it..

Smita