Monday, July 11, 2011

Butterfly Fairy

Hello Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend!  I had a nice relaxing one.  I may have over done it last week.  I was one tired mommy this weekend.  I think I had too much fun in the sun!  We enjoyed strawberry picking on Tuesday (which were gone by friday!) a splash pool Wednesday, a friends pool Thursday and Chad's baseball game that night.  Friday I planned to relax but my house was in desperate need of attention!  It's hard to be balanced when summer is so short and the weather was so hot and beautiful! 

After a week of not crafting I was so in need of it and was able to stamp on Saturday and I made this card.  And I so enjoyed making it.  When I saw this sketch at the Craft's Meow blog I loved it and the idea formed. Than I saw that Simply Scrapping Crafts was being sponsored by The Crafts Meow and there challenge is embossing so I combined the two! Here is the sketch:




And here is my card:


 A close up:


I don't make square cards often but I had to make one for this card.  When I saw the circle I immediately thought of using a doily.  Still love those!  I used the butterfly kisses stamp set by the Craft's Meow.  I stamped the background with the butterfly using antique linen, vintage photo and angel pink by Memento onto some vintage cream cardstock by PTI.  I stamped and embossed the fairy with party pink powder by Recollections and adhered her with foam squares.  After putting all the layers together, I felt like something was missing so I stamped more butterflies and cut them out and added some pearls!  I am quite happy with this card!

I am also entering this card into the Stamp It! Cards Week Challenge in the Moxie Fab World!  I so love stamping!

Well I am off to make dinner and work on more laundry.  I am sure I am not the only one who feels like summer is full of washing towels!  :>  I will be back on Wednesday with a fun post!!!

22 comments:

Amy said...

Beautiful card! I just won some TCM stamps and can't wait to use them! I really am liking the vintage side of cards.....this is one of them! Will have to check out that embossing powder at M's!

Yes, this summer is flying by....so much to do and little time for crafting! My little one goes to kindergarten this year and I HOPE to have more time! LOL

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super beautiful. I love the splash of pink on the fairy. :)

Lynn said...

Oh that fairy is so sweet Anita...and I love all the other butterflies surrounding it...so sweet! I needed tons of sleep this weekend...thinking summer is catching up to me!

Lin said...

Oh Anita, this is precious!! I MUST get that stamp set! Beautifully done, my friend!

Barb said...

So pretty, Anita, with all those butterflies around your pink fairy! Love this!

Simone said...

This is so pretty Anita! Love those gorgeous butterflies. Stunning card!

sheila said...

What a magical little card! Just love it's sweetness.

Dawn said...

what a beautiful card Anita. So glad you joined us at SSC...

Cath said...

Hey Anita! Thanks for linking this up to the Stamp It! Cards Week challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Anita! I love the background of butterflies and the popped ones on the doily. Wow, this card is totally amazing!

Clare said...

Oh my goodness, Anita, this is a LOVELY card! I really do think this is one of my faves from you! Those butterflies are just so pretty, and I love the doily in there! Gorgeous!!

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous card, Anita! Love everything about it!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Anita! Love those butterflies and the soft feminine colors! Perfect!

Alice Wertz said...

this is so pretty, Anita! love love the stamped butterfly background. wonderful take on the sketch. gorgeous card!

Robin K. said...

Such a beautiful take on the sketch Anita! Love all the pretty butterflies and how you used the doily in your design! I know what you mean about balance - I don't want to miss out on all of summer's activities but I don't feel myself when I don't take time to craft either:)

Diana said...

ADORE this square car Anita!

Jill said...

This is so beautiful I don't know where to begin! Love every single beautiful, girly element! WOW!

Christiana said...

What a gorgeous, girly card! Love it, Anita!

lynn said...

such a charming card--love the stamped bkgd, anita:)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

OMGoodness, this is so pretty!!! I love love love the butterfly background you created! And I'm with you... doilies rock! Love the pears on the butterfly girl, too. Thank you so much for playing in our sketch challenge!

~amy~ said...

ooohhh...I love it. I always embossed that sweet girl in black but she's SWEET in PINK!!!!!!!! Thanks for playing with us over The Craft's Meow!

Larissa Heskett said...

THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE your card!! =) Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

 

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