Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hang in There!

Welcome to the weekend, my friends. It is feeling so much like spring here in Texas, I am just so enjoying making these beautiful  "springy" cards.  The challenge this week at the Classy Cards 'N Such blog, is all about Flutterbys-butterflies and birds. This butterfly card fits the bill, and showcases some of the wonderful products available at the Classy Cards online store.

I started this card with a sheet of Stardream Rose Quartz metallic paper, cut in half to form two A2 size card bases. I then used one of the Darice Stripe Background embossing folders and my Cuttlebug machine to emboss the front of the A2 card. With the fold of the card on the left side, I highlighted the left and right of the card base with Dark Bark chalk ink from Prima.

I then stamped the Coneflower cling stamp from Impression Obsession on some Neehnah white card stock and colored it in with my copic markers. I then trimmed around the image leaving a very small white border, and used 3-D Zot Dots to adhere it to the front of the card.  I cut one of the Ecstasy Crafts Sm. Faerie Queen Butterflies from some Stardream Fuse Azalea metallic paper and backed it with a sheet of Heavyweight Velllum. When the glue was dry I trimmed around the die-cut with my scissors, and highlighted several of the openings with my Wink of Stella Brush Pens with Clear & Gold glitter.

To finish off the card front, I stamped a sentiment from My Craft Spot's "Feeling Better Soon" clear set on a banner tag, and tied it to the front of the card with Maya Road Twine Cording in the Sweet Candy color.

The following products used, are from the Classy Cards "N Such Online Store:
Stardream Rose Quartz metallic paper TPC-120:403
Stardream Fuse Azalea metallic paper XP-730177976
Heavyweight Vellum paper TPC-189
Darice Stripe Background Embossing Folder DA-1217-64
Coneflowers cling stamp from Impression Obsession IO-H16010

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and will visit with me again soon.


  1. This is beautiful, Mindy!! I love the pretty butterfly and the flowers!! The embossing is fabulous!! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. Mindy, this is gorgeous!!! I have that coneflower stamp on my wish list & you've made me want it NOW!!! LOL Thanks for joining us for this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

  3. Oooh Mindy, another pretty card! You did a great job with all the elements, wow! Thanks for entering your project to the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

  4. Ohhhhhh how beautiful! I love your flowers and that gorgeous butterfly! The embossed background adds a wonderful texture to your card! Thank you for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such this week!

  5. Beautiful Mindy...LOVE your embossed background, the stamps and the colors...gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at CCNS for our challenge this week...hope to see you there next week!!
    Diane DT

  6. Beautiful card. I love how you combined your colors to create lots of depth on this card. I would never have thought to chalk the sides of the cards to add even more depth to your card. I've been thinking about that coneflower stamp and the embossing folder. You used them beautifully! Joan