Monday, May 18, 2009

4 challenges, 1 card

I really got lucky on this one. The challenge from the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group is to take a regular Tilda stamp and turn it into a butterfly ..... hmmm, been thinking about this one for awhile now and hadn't come up with anything. On Saturday I started working on something. I bought some new papers from HL - Laundry Line by My Mind's Eye. These are great papers and just had to break into them. I also found a cool butterfly on the Cricut Indie Art cart that would work great for the wings. I finished the card on Sunday (not a very productive weekend) but I really like how it turned out. It also qualifies for 4 challenges: Magnolia-licious Yahoo group, Magnolia's Down Under, Rosie-Dee's and Dannie's Dreams.

I made a 6 x 6 card that expands to 12" (not sure what you call this one). The papers I used have greens, browns and a splash of blue. I used the sentiment of Butterfly Kisses. They are layered and cut on my Cricut at 1/2" using the Tear Drop cart. The bottom color is olive green and the top is ecru.
They are layered and cut on my Cricut at 1/2" using the Tear Drop cart. The bottom color is olive green and the top is ecru.
I mounted her on a cutout from one of my Storybook Cricut cart and then embossed using my Cuttlebug. I added a ribbon for her to sit on and her wings are cut of vellum. I originally added glitter to these but they curled so bad that I redid them and glad I did! I mounted her in the center on one side of the card. Tilda is colored using Copics. Now comes the really interesting part ......
I was unsure of what to do with the inside and through discussion with others that is what it turned out to be.

I stamped Edwin with his butterfly net and then scanned him on the puter and flipped the image so I would have him facing the opposite direction (I know, I shouldn't have done this but it is for my own use - forgive me please). One of each was placed on the 3" section on the inside of the card. He is also colored with Copics. I stamped the butterflies and colored them all different colors and placed them in the center and with Edwin --- and his twin. The sentiment inside says 'caught for you'


Danni said...

What an amazing card!!You did a really wonderful job on this!Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Deanne said...

oh wow that is just gorgeous :) thank you so much for joining in and sharing this with us :) xx

scrappyandpiggy said...

very nice Stephanie! I love how you finished the inside so nicely too.

Sharon Caudle said...

How cute!!! I just love this Tilda and she looks adorable as a butterfly! Love the inside too! You created a fabulous card, Stephanie! I love it!

Jacque said...

Stephanie...such a clever card...just the cutest thing!!!! So much detail!!!!! Hugs..Jacque

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Fan-bloomin'tastic card! Thank you so much for taking part in the marmite challenge! HEHE!!!


cabio's craft corner said...

So sweet! what a nice way to use the Chasing Butterfly set to put multiple stamps in one card. TFS!


Vikki said...

V :)

Laurel said...

Absolutely darling! You have done such beautiful work on Tilda as with her wings and then the insides are just as darling! Great Card! Hugs

suemon said...

Wow gorgeous idea, looks great.
love it

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.

Kellie said...

Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge.

Debbie Pamment said...

This is a stunning card - both inside and out!
Thanx for playing along at MDUC.

Christine said...

Wow, beautiful card. I love her butterfly wings. Great take on the challenge!!
xoxo, Christine

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Wowsers, this card has such detail.

:) Marcia P

Faye Butterworth said...

A lovely layout for a card.

Cheryl Joshua said...

Gorgeous and so very creative!!! Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

Jacilynn said...

Really gorgeous. You should enter this into Simon Says Stamp store candy. THey are giving away $100 and you just have to use these spring magnolias.

Kristy said...

Gorgeous, so much detail, love the wings on the tilda. Thanks for playing.

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