Wednesday, April 1, 2015

House of Cards: Butterflies and/or Color Inspiration


Hi, all!  It's time for another monthly challenge at House of Cards.  This month, we're asking you to either use the colors in our inspiration board, add a butterfly, or do both!  Check out the inspiration...


I decided to do BOTH!  I love these fabulous colors and I also LOVE butterflies, so this was a match made in heaven for me!  Take a peek at my card...


I started by creating a card base decked with some yellow polka dot paper and cardstock from The Stamps of Life.  I added some red ribbon or more color!  I stamped a sentiment from the happycalligraphy2stamp set directly onto the patterned paper.




Next, I added some punched butterflies out of more cardstock from The Stamps of Life and layered smaller vellum butterflies to the top of each.  I added enamel hearts from Teresa Collins and then liquid pearls were added as butterfly trails.  I LOVE these fun primary colors!


I think the final project is a super fun card.  Also, it will be pretty easy to mail!  I'm hoping you like it, too!  I'd love for you to tell me your thoughts in the comments below!

That's all for me today, friends!  Thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to take a peek!  I hope you join our challenge at House of Cards, and don't forget to leave some love with the other gals on this AMAZING design team, too! HUGS and happy stamping to you all! :)

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20 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

Oh my goodness Mynn!!! I absolutely adore your card!!! It is fun, it is striking, yet so elegant!!! Love it!!! Thank you for the inspiration!

Michele Henderson said...

I love your card, Mynn! The bright colors of the butterflies really make them pop! Those enamel embellishments are the perfect touch!
Take care!
Michele, HOC teamie

Merethe Arstein said...

Hello Mynn. Just another great card from you. Bold colors and sweet butterflies. Take care.

Ma :) HOC DT
http://majaapia.blogspot.no/

jasann said...

Just love these cards, they are so bright and cheerful, thanks for sharing!!!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Mynn!! Beautiful layered butterflies and I love how you've added the vellum!
Big hugs, Tammy

Monika Reeck said...

Mynn I adore all
the DP the dots in black and the butterfly in two color
I nearly made the same like your butterfly and I adore that sentiment too
bright and happy summer card you made
Love love love this
big hugs from Germany
Monika

Lisa said...

SWOON!!! A pretty polka dot background and fluttery butterflies are a match made in heaven!! Love this card Mynn!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

So pretty! Love how you layered those butterflies with vellum! Hugs, Cornelia

Lilian YF said...

It is a pretty fun card, Mynn!
Love the butterflies/vellum, the hearts, "trail"...everything!
Lilian

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm so glad you could join us this week at CCCB ... Happy Easter!

froebelsternchen Susi said...


Such a pretty card!
Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
Happy Easter
xxx
Susi

crafty said...

Love the use of the primary colours. very bright and cheerful. Thank you for joining in our challenge at Eureka Stamps. Mary DT

Darnell J Knauss said...

Butterflies and polka dots in bright primary colors? Mwah! I just adore how you have them flying across your card, accented by the pretty bow! Happy Easter, Mynn! Thank you so much for playing in the City Crafter challenge! Hugs, Darnell

Meggymay said...

A wonderful bright, happy card. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
Yvonne

Stella said...

Love this borght color palette and your butterflies are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB;Happy Easter!

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Karal DT

Mrs.B said...

Hi Mynn, this is a lovely card,gorgeous butterflies.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril

Emily Dee said...

Great card Mynn, so bright and cheerful! I love the layering of the butterflies!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Mynn! You really nailed that photo inspiration, perfect with colours and theme! So bright and cheery! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Wings' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Shona Chambers said...

Hi Mynn, you left a lovely comment on my blog (Twine Around) the other day (thank you very much!!) saying you had made a similar card with the butterflies and vellum around the other way. I just had to come and have a look. They look so spectacular and would never have thought to put the vellum on top! You have used the challenge colours so perfectly too (these bright colours all together scare me a little) but you make it look so easy. Love the black enamel hearts too, they are a perfect touch for your card. Amazing!!