Monday, May 3, 2010

A Butterfly Monday...


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It's an odd, humid, rainy day here in Manhattan and I really needed a pick-me-up--what better way to do that than to make a card? Today's Mojo sketch was just the ticket, and I also wanted to get my creative groove on for the Gallery Idol Challenge over on Papercrafts. The theme, which is 'Thank You,' is perfect as I just got a yummy box from my lovely mom-in-law for Mother's Day! I'm not sure yet whether or not I'll enter this card, but it was certainly a fun one to make.
Using the sketch, I cut out a window for the square element, framing it in some Rose Red cardstock. I wanted to go monochromatic, and I next used different shades of pink in 1-inch squares for the vertical panel. After punching out some pretty monarch butterflies, I strung them on some white embroidery floss and adhered them as tautly as I could so that they could "flutter" in the window. After stamping my very simple sentiment, all I needed was to pop it up and add three little brads for a pretty in pink thank you.
BEAN NOTES: Verve "Thanks" Stamp; Stampin' Up Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, and Pretty in Pink Cardstock; Neenah Solar White Cardstock; Spellbinders Long Ovals and Classic Square Nestabilities; SU 1-inch Square Punch; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch; Foam Dimensional Square (generic); Pink Brads (generic) HAPPY BEANS: White Embroidery Floss (generic)

9 comments:

Butternut Sage Designs said...

cute idea ;)

Cards by Gina said...

Sensational Mojo! Love those colors!

Jacklyn-Jessa said...

Awesome card! Love the colors!

Ann Schach said...

Love all of the shades of pinks! Very pretty, Regina!

pink lady said...

Gorgeous card, such pretty colours - very simple and stylish x

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Regina, how pretty. I love those pinks. Hugs,

joy said...

Pretty and chic!

Cheri said...

I love how you went with the monochromatic tones. Very elegant card.

Mary Fish said...

I'm a huge fan of monochromatic cards. This is lovely! Hugs, M