Friday, April 24, 2015



I made a card! Yes, I did. Finally. I was inspired by Lauren Bassen of https://laurafadora.wordpress.com/ background card on April 20th. I loved the soft colors and wanted to duplicate it. I didn't have the background stamp she used but I used a tiny square one from SU called Itty Bitty Backgrounds. It is very old but I do love it. Stamped in versamark and embossed in clear powder. Then sponged on distress ink. I die cut the new SU butterfly and sponged the same colors on it in reverse order so it would show up on the card and not blend in. The wishing die is from Simon Says and I cut it twice in white cardstock and once in pink and glued them together. Then stamped the rest of the sentiment in black ink. Added a little bling and it was done. I love how it came out. You know how sometimes you make a card and it doesn't look like what it did in your mind and you are just "Oh well, it's okay". This one was a nice surprise. I am going to enter it in http://seizethebirthday.blogspot.com/2015/04/make-your-own-background.html. Be kind to one another.

Thank you, Greta. I will also add this card to the Grab button for Uniko StudioUniko Challenge that is Things with Wings.

15 comments:

Mrs A. said...

This is really pretty. I love all those soft colours. Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa Petrella said...

Brenda, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! You used so many fun techniques and a lovely combination of colors and products! Love it!

Sharyn Polesel said...

This is beautiful! I love the gorgeous, soft pastel colors and your beautiful butterfly. Really lovely background! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous rainbow card Brenda, love the butterfly, Cathy x

Greta said...

I absolutely adore this card, Brenda! You could enter the Uniko challenge http://unikostudio.blogspot.com/2015/04/challenge-20.html Have a great weekend!

Colleen said...

Perfectly done, Brenda! Fabulous background and love that butterfly! Yeah for getting your mojo back!! Thanks for entering it at Seize the Birthday!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! The colors are gorgeous!! I love the pretty butterfly!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vickie Y said...

Your card is beautiful; love the soft colors. Hugs

sandie said...

wow this bg is gorgeous, such soft and pretty colours. Great to see you join us at Uniko x

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Beautiful butterfly Brenda-and what a gorgeous background for it :)
Thank you for stopping by my new Blog to say hello-i am finally catching up with all my crafty blogging friends again-so pleased you stopped by so i could come and find you here xx
Have a lovely day,hugs,Nessa xxx

Nessa's Crafty Place said...

Beautiful butterfly Brenda-and what a gorgeous background for it :)
Thank you for stopping by my new Blog to say hello-i am finally catching up with all my crafty blogging friends again-so pleased you stopped by so i could come and find you here xx
Have a lovely day,hugs,Nessa xxx

MaryH said...

A lovely look. Inspired idea to color the pretty butterfly in opposite colors to that pretty background...it did show up so well. Very elegant, very soft, very beautiful card. TFS & Hugs

Lindsey said...

Fantastic background. Lovely colours. Great!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sorry, I'm so behind, my friend. I've been thinking of you, but I've had lots of trouble lately with Blogger going round and round and then saying "web page not found" or not available and a sad face. It gave me a sad face, lemme tell you! I can see why you are very happy with how this turned out, Brenda! It's so very, very pretty with those lovely pastel colors!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Wow Brenda, this card is stunning! I love the colors and love the design. Your butterfly is so pretty, don't you just love these butterflies?! Well done my friend, well done. Hugs, Brenda