Thursday, May 19, 2011

Birthday Butterflies



Saw this Card Patterns sketch and decided to give it a go, after all it is a round card and I love making them.  Don't own any banner dies and wasn't up to making one - insert too lazy to try - so I went with Option B.

I combined the sketch with this week's CR84FN challenge because I loved the colour combo and had the perfect October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP to use. 

Since I don't have any banner dies and was too lazy to make one, I opted to use butterflies instead - surprise, surprise LOL!

I had to add a tiny bit of Mellow Moss on the sentiment panel so hopefully the challenge police will let it slide.  Needed a little something more so added a couple of Recollection roses from Mike's and I was good to go.  Can't believe Mike's was putting them on clearance!!  Asked the cashier about it and she thinks they are just clearing out the old colours - sure hope so!

Back tomorrow with my Inkspirations challenge card.


Challenges Entered:
Crafty Creations - May Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Spring Has Sprung
Your Next Step - Pop It Up
Stamping B - Spring







What's In It?
Stamps:  My Sentiments Exactly
Paper: Real Red, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP
Ink: Black
Accessories: Lacy Circle and Circle Nesties, Labels 14 Nestie, Stampin' Up Word Window Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Ribbon, Recollections Yellow Roses, Half Pearls, Dimensionals


24 comments:

Andrea Ewen said...

This is beautiful Marisa! So full of country charm! The butterflies are the perfect banner and your color arrangement is lovely!

TannyP said...

Wowza! You and round cards sure go together well =) Love the papers and that fabulous ribbonry. The butterflies are a perfect option and your little roses are lovely!! Gorgeous work of art, Marisa =)

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, I love this!! Fantastic idea to sub the butterflies for the banner :) And a great ribbon treatment to finish it off!

Crystal said...

Totally BEAUTIFUL!!!! LOVE this design the circle is fabulous and love love your ribbon treatment!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous GF!!! Love the sweet little butterflies and the stamped background :)!!! Believe it or not I made something similar for my post tomorrow :)!!! Can't wait to show ya....hugs ~S~

Christina said...

Cute! You always rock the circle cards (and the butterflies!). So clever to use them for the banner element!

Emily Keaton said...

What pretty colors and a lovely design, Marisa!! I'm drooling over that October Afternoon paper. It really gives this card a special look.

The Recollections roses are on clearance at Michael's??? I'd better get my sorry self over to my local store and check it out!!

Maureen said...

what a lovely interpretation of the sketch!! Those sweet butterflies fit perfectly! I know, what's up with the flower clearance? and the bling? They finally get some trends when they are happening and then clear them out? They also moved the flowers to a different part of our store so I finally found them again after thinking they were all gone! LOL

Wanda Cullen said...

Darling circle card! Love your scrunched ribbon and the use of butterflies is ingenious for the banner element! That is some of my fave DP...am thinking I need to get another OA pad just to have more of those sweet little rosey papers!

Katina said...

I adore your round cards Marisa and this is just beautiful! xx

Betty Wright said...

This is terrific, Marisa! Beautiful colors and adorable detailing! Totally rocked the shape card, too!

Crystal said...

You know I love this, I wanted to pop back over and thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp!!!!

pam124 said...

Marisa, this is darling. I commented on the SCS gallery. I didn't realize it was a StampinB challenge; but, spring is certainly in the air with your awesome card! Remember to get my refreshments ready when I come over and you show me that ribbon treatment!!!

Danni said...

Love how the red just sets it all off! Gorgeous card!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is as pretty as a picture! I just love the sweet yellow butterflies and the yellow roses with red. It looks fabulous. I would name this beauty sweet innocence!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

ChristineCreations said...

What a lovely combination of yellows and reds Marisa...those little roses are so pretty!

Sue Lelli said...

Marisa, LOVE the butterflies instead of the banners and LOVE your pretty rose paper! FAB circle card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Marisa! Love the scalloped circular shaped card and the beautiful butterflies! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Toni K said...

This is so pretty! Love the butterflies!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh Marissa, what a gorgeous card. Beautiful colors you chose too! Thanks for playing along with us at Card Patterns.

~amy~ said...

wonderful combo of challenges...love the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

Andrea M said...

Marisa, this is so BEAUTIFUL! Love the butterflies and the pretty flowers and DP!!! LOVE the round shape too! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Sue Kohler said...

beautifully done, love the bright and happy colours, the flowers are stunning! :)

Benzi said...

Marisa, I love those dainty flowers and the pretty, scrunched ribbon. I do believe this is a Spring card...glad you entered it into the Stampin'B's this week.