Friday, August 12, 2016

White Butterflies


For the past week or two, a couple white butterflies have been fluttering past the window in my craft room. I stopped several times to watch them as they seemed to circle around my window for some reason. This prompted me to make a white butterfly card, so I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch #364 and here's what I came up with. The embossed panel was done with a Darice butterfly ef, and I added a snippet of embossed silver dsp for the center strip. The circles were die cut with Gina Marie stitched circles and I used one layer in PTI white, and the smaller one in a pearlized cardstock. I'm sorry the camera didn't pick up the details on that, because the subtle shimmer looks so pretty! The butterfly was done with a pair of MB Vivienne and Darla butterfly dies, and the 3 random butterflies were done with a Punch-Bunch in 2 different sizes. The final touch was to add some white pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty. The butterfly body is made of 2 teardrop white pearls.

I can use this card for a sympathy, encouragement, or thinking of you card, so I'll add a sentiment when I actually use the card.

                                       

Have you ever been inspired to make a card by something you've seen from your window? It's funny - I never noticed any white butterflies until the past 2 weeks but they sure made their presence known!

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great Friday! Stay cool! It's a sizzler outside today!

Carol

20 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Oh wow! This is positively breathtaking. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

LeAnne said...

This is beautiful! I have seen LOTS of butterflies this year, white ones too, and they seem to be in pairs whenever I see them! What a pretty way to be inspired!!!

*Vicki* said...

Whoa!! This is soooo gorgeous my friend!! I love the elegance with the white and shimmer including that gorgeous butterfly with the vellum wings!! Really amazing!! Have a great weekend! HUGS

Wendy said...

How gorgeous, Carol! I love the inspiration your sharing about the butterflies! This card is so striking and I love the different butterflies you've added. Have I said that this is one PRETTY card?! Unfortunately, my craft room is in the basement so I have no windows to look out. Humm, maybe that's why my mojo is on vacation this week and it's definitely TOO hot to sit outside. TFS and Happy Friday! :)

cotnob said...

Wow! This is stunning Carol, such an elegant design.
Pauline
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Just wow! This is elegance at its finest (but not so highbrow I feel intimidated!). I can't say I get inspiration from my window. I do sit with my back to it... maybe I should peek out it more like Cindy does. Cindy is the resident window peeper. Do you think she's thinking "You kids, get off my lawn!" LOL! We have no lawn.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

When you told me the story the other night, I could not wait to see the results of your creating! Wowzer, you sure did not disappoint! Gorgeous!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh WOW!!!!!! Those butterflies out of your windows really have token you some magic mojo powder!! :D Your cards are always very beautiful, but this one make me really without words!!! This is absolutely the perfection! Wowowowow!!!!
Pinned immediately!! https://it.pinterest.com/pin/534802524484152805/
Fantastic mix of embossing, butterflies and shapes, there is a breathtaking movement in this card and a so classy style in white and silver!!! A truly piece of art with a scrummy design that make me blowing up!!! Such a talented lady you are, my friend!!!

Wanda said...

Gorgeous card! I love the white on white, it's just so elegant. Thanks for sharing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Heidi Stamps said...

This is a beautiful card! The silver stripe draws the eye immediately, but there is so much to look at with a ll the embossing, the pretty pearlized circle and the lovely butterfly. I think you have proven that we should look out that window more often!

Liz said...

Oh WOW! What an amazing card, Carol. I love everything about it, just beautiful. xx

aussie aNNie said...

This is beautiful Carol, You should enter into our Butterflies challenge at Allsorts Challenges...xx

Patti said...

Ditto, ALL of the above Carol. I'm so happy for all of us that those pretties visited you and provided the inspiration for this gorgeous card for us all to enjoy!Thanks so much for joining us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Donna Hanley said...

I've never seen a white butterfly but if they are any where as beautiful as the ones on this card they must be gorgeous. This card will be so well appreciated by it's recipient because of it's delicate beauty. Enjoy the day.

Stampsnob. said...

This could not be more beautiful.....Lis

Debbie said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Embossing and die cuts are my favorite things, so I just love this card!!!
Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Tuesday Morning Ssketches
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Jenée said...

Gorgeous! Stunning! Your card is amazingly lovely. Thank you for sharing it with us at TMS. I hope we see more of your stunning work in future challenges.

Diane said...

Stunning! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Bonnie said...

Very classy, Carol!

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

One of my favorites! Beautiful texture and lovely white! Excellent piece