April 25, 2012

Halcyon Days

Hey everyone! Happy Wednesday!
I'm posting today with my Denami teammates for the stamp spotlight of the week, this gorgeous Large Butterfly...

Boy would I love to see real butterflies right now...we've received nearly 2 feet of snow in the past 48 hours in a freak snowstorm and I miss the green grass! 
My poor tulips are NOT happy, LOL. Look at them poking out from all that white stuff!

After paper piecing my butterfly using the pretty tropical papers from this variety pack, I stamped it again on vellum and heat embossed it with silver e.p., then I cut out just the inside of the wings and adhered them on top of the patterned paper. I also paper pieced the body and head separately for even more dimension.
The large dot swirls were stamped on the white to show a fluttery-type movement of the butterfly, and the sentiment finished it off! I couldn't resit adding just a few of the black rhinestones to balance things, and a tiny black twine bow.  *smile*

Denami Products used:
Large Butterfly (cling stamp)

I fussy cut those silver antennae out.
 I am crazy like that.

So hop on over to the Denami site and get this cling butterfly while it's on sale! You can't beat a good deal. And be sure to check out the blog too, to see how the rest of the DT showcased this beauty!

Thanks for stopping by,
Help me wish away this snow, will ya?


Jackie Rockwell said...

WOW that butterfly is SPECTACULAR!!! Great card Dana!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so neat! Love the way you made that butterfly!

JanR said...

That butterfly is incredible!

Poor you with all that snow! We got some, but nothing like that.

Jennifer K said...

Ugh. Snow. I'd much rather see your green grass and tulips, too!

Emily Keaton said...

First of all, SNOW?? I knew it was forecast for your part of the country (and thank goodness it was all rain by the time it reached us here in MA), but two feet? Yes, your poor tulips. I feel for them--and you, too!!!

This card is so bright and cheery, Dana! I love how you added the swirls as fluttery movement lines. Why didn't I think of that? And isn't that twine bow so sweetly tied around the flutterby's body. You knocked this one out of the park, my friend!

Suzanne said...

AMAZING work with that butterfly! Sorry about the snow!!! It will melt fast!

Rose said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! girl this butterfly (and the fussy cutting of the antennae) is AWESOME!!!!

yucky white cold stuff?? yikes!! hope your tulips get sun soon.

Lisa said...

Stellar Dana!!! Wow what a stunning butterfly, love this so much!

christy compton hall said...

What!?! Snow?!? Craziness. We're warming up here - twins' 1st camping trip & our beautiful, green meadow grasses are brown... But look at those poor tulips :(

Love that bow, and those antennae - wow! Too cute.

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow what an amazing butterfly - and those antennae were worth cutting out! I thought we had it tough in the UK with what seems like weeks of wind and heavy rain but snow?! Those poor tulips! Vicky x

Lisa Petrella said...

That butterfly is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, Dana! LOVE the vellum, embossing, and layering! JUST GORGEOUS!!! And...please send your snow to Colorado!!! We desperately need the moisture!!!!!

June K said...

Beautiful butterfly.

Ida said...

What a beautiful butterfly card. So pretty.
I'm so sorry about the snow though. We had snow in early April (which was bad enough) but to get it now, that's just "cruel."

Christina said...

That is one huge, gorgeous butterfly! The silver embossing looks fantastic, Dana. I hope spring returns for you soon!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love what you did with the butterfly!
I'm hoping the snow has melted by the time you read my comment! It's been cold, wet, and dreary here in Illinois, but I am happy we didn't get the snow! ;o)

Barb said...

stunning!!! beautiful card!!!