Wednesday, April 2, 2014

summer butterflies...

Can you believe that sometimes I forget to show you a card that I've made? It's crazy isn't it? I found this little cutie in a draft in blogger while searching for something else. Normally I change the "post date" so that when I save something as a draft it's always at the very top of the list but for some reason I must have forgotten with this card. I actually made this card last summer and was excited to show it off because I accomplished something I can't do very well...make a one layer card! If y'all know me at all you know I'm all about the layers! Every once in a while I like to take a step out of my comfort zone and create a card using a technique or style that I'm not comfortable with. This card is one of those creations!

I pulled out a couple of border stamps and a few individual stamps to make some mock layers....

I started off by stamping the scallop border near the top of my card base then stamping the pretty border from the Spring Garden 1 set. Now that I had a "layer" made for the focal point of my card I filled in the "base layer" using the little Mini Butterfly stamp to make a faux patterned paper on both ends of the card. With that done it was time for my focal panel, I used one of the butterflies from the Fancy Flutters set to make it look like I had butterflies sweeping up the card. I then added a sentiment (one of my FAVES!) and one of the little accent stamps from the Spring Garden 1 set. To finish it all off I simply colored in my butterflies and added LOTS of glitter.

Well that's it for me today, I hope you like my little one layer card and I hope you challenge yourself to step out of your box and take on a technique or style that you struggle with too!


  1. Oh lord this is GORGEOUS Tina!!!!!! I absolutely love this card. Those butterflies are freaking beautiful, love that sparkle! Your one layer card is stunning!!!!!

  2. This is a beautiful one layer card Tina! I love the stamps you used on it and love those beautiful butterflies. The shimmer is so pretty too. I have many cards that wasn't posted usually because I've made them quickly and send them out forgetting to photograph them. lol Hugs

  3. Cute one layer card Tina, love all of the fluttery butterflies!