Sunday, July 23, 2017

A Therapy Card


With all of this extremely hot weather we've been having lately, I was in need of a good distraction to take my mind off of the weather. Interchanging negative die cuts is therapeutic for me and I really enjoy doing it. Of course it takes lots of time, but it gives my mind a much-needed rest during the process which is why I enjoy doing it.

For this card I began with a piece of water-color paper, inking it up with Distress Oxide inks in the colors of worn lipstick and fossilized amber. Once it dried I die cut it (along with the flirty flamingo card base) with Lil Inker stitched rectangle dies. The butterfly is a combo of MB Darla and Vivienne dies, cut from snippets of espresso, red, orange, flirty flamingo and yellow. I added a trail of tiny pink gemstones and used a SNSS birthday stamp set to add the sentiment.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #291 & 292 where the only requirement is to use your snippets.

Thanks for stopping by and do have yourself a great day!

Carol

17 comments:

Barb said...

This really is a very beautiful card Carol and I love the colour combination. Pink and yellow is one of my favourites. I've never inset pieces into a butterfly like this before so am going to have a go. I love everything about this card. Barbxx

Jean said...

Your colourful butterfly is beautiful Carol, well worth the effort. I like the inky background and great sentiment stamp too.
Jean x

Aquarius said...

A lovely snippets card - some patience required to set all those tiny pieces back into the die cut. It's something which I actually like doing as long as I'm careful and haven't 'lost' any of the vital pieces when removing the die!!

Di said...

Fabulous card Carol! Love the DOX background, that's the look I'm aiming for with my 'smooshing' but need more practice here.And am determined to have a go at making some of those jewel bright butterflies - stunning! Ha, I bet you like doing jigsaws too?

Hugs

Di xx

Wendy said...

Very pretty, Carol! I can see why you find this relaxing! The colors of your butterfly are stunning and that watercolored background just enhances it! Beautifully done, my friend! TFS and stay cool. Hopefully soon a cool down will come!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Your therapy cards are always gorgeous. Quite lovely, Carol!

cotnob said...

Such a pretty card Carol, your butterfly is beautiful.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Stampsnob. said...

Some times one just needs a little therapy This turned out lovely so you should feel really good now .....Lis

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Carol. I love the colours you've used for inlaying the butterfly. They go beautifully with the lovely background you've created. xx

Darnell said...

We're boiling out here, too, Carol, and I know just what you mean about jigsaw puzzle cards being therapeutic! Your background and your snippets butterfly are divine! I hope it cools off soon for both of us!! Hugs, Darnell

Janice M said...

Love love love this! It's worth every minute of time it took you to piece all of that! Have yet to play with any of the oxide dis stress inks.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE wow Carol this is my kinda card, love the use of the DO and the butterfly is gorgeous.xx [aNNie]

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Carol, this card looks just amazing!! LOVE it! It's so precious with all the colorful tiny pieces for the butterfly, the pearls and that stunning background!! I too want to play with Oxides, they are really wonderful :)
Thanks for your comment on my loss
Hugs

Daffodil Cards said...

LURVE that butterfly, a really beautiful card.
Faith
x

SARN said...

It's a beautiful snippets card Carol. Lovely background and pretty butterfly.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! What a beauty this is!! I just love your watercolor background, your choice of colors and that lovely butterfly!! Sorry I am just now catching up with your posts!! SENDING HUGS :)

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
oh my word what a gorgeous snippets card that butterfly must have taken you ages.
The colours are gorgeous.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.