Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Flutterby Inspiration...

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Over these past few weeks, I have been inspired by the astounding creativity all around me. The amount of collective talent held by the Gallery Idol 2010 finalists has spurred my own creative mojo to kick into overdrive. From the wonderful comments left on my card posts, I've been able to discover the beautiful work of other paper-crafters from all around the world. For our final round, the challenge was to be inspired by a photograph. So for this card, I thought I'd let myself find inspiration in the work of others.
The fabulous Julee Tilman posted this gorgeous card on her blog today. I love it's clean lines and I wanted to try to capture some of her simple sweetness. The amazing Lynn Ghahary (Gallery Idol Top 10 Finalist and now a crafty friend of mine!) astounded me with this wonderful ribbon card in which she wove ribbon in a creative way. I wanted to try the weave effect and thought I could combine these two lovely cards into one of my own.
I began with this week's Color Throwdown colors and wove turquoise and cream card stock together before die-cutting a pretty butterfly, twice, from the woven panel. I have fallen in love with making my own cabbage ribbon, and I did it again here with some pretty chocolate organza ribbon. (Edit--Bean Tip: To make the ribbon, simply sew along the middle of your ribbon then pull it down along the thread.) Finally, when selecting my sentiment, I chose to make this a thank you card to show my appreciation for the other paper-crafters that inspire me every day.

If you'd like to see my Inspired by card for Gallery Idol 2010, feel free to visit this post

BEAN NOTES: (Unless otherwise noted, all materials are Stampin' Up) All Year Cheer (Sentiment) Stamp; Close to Cocoa Classic Dye Ink; Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, and Tempting Turquoise Card Stock; Top Note and Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die; Big Shot; Fiskars Paper Crimper; Needle & Thread
HAPPY BEANS: Kate's Paperie Brown Organza Ribbon

17 comments:

Kathy Martin said...

Pretty card! LOVE that checked butterfly! :)

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So sweet and beautiful, Regina! Love that woven butterfly and the fabulous ribbon treatment. Gorgeous card!

Lynn Ghahary said...

Hee! I LOVE what you did with the butterfly Regina! And what I LOVE even more is that we've now become friends through Gallery Idol and can inspire each other in so many ways! Hugs!

Laura Pryor said...

This is just completely beautiful and jaw-dropping! I love how clean it is but how the details you added just bring it to life! It's so good, I don't even know what to say except IT FREAKING ROCKS!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card my dearie!!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

So pretty! I love the look of the weaved butterfly. And how do you make that beautiful ruffled ribbon? Do you run a thread down the middle and scrunch it up? Curious crafter would like to know.

LeAnne said...

Regina, this is PERFECTION in every way. Just like Carol above, I'd love to know how to do that PERFECT ribbon too!

Kim said...

OK Regina, you never cease to amaze me!! That butterfly is SO cool - do share your technique!!

Wanda Cullen said...

This leaves me speechless! Well...almost...have to say I don't know which I love more...the awesome cabbage ribbon or the beautiful weaving on the butterfly! Fabulous CAS card!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, wow! Love, love, love that butterfly and ribbon! Also love the use of the top note and the colors work so great together! Terrific card...as always!

Mary Fish said...

Fantastic . . . love the woven butterfly and the ribbon is divine! Hugs, M

Julie said...

Beautiful, Regina! I love that gorgeous ribbon! I can't get enough of those butterflies either! Super cute card!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

This card is so pretty.... great job with the colors.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I too love that butterfly and ribbon. Such a beautiful card. Hugs,

Barbara said...

LOVE this CAS card! Thanks for playing the Throwdown!

Patti MacLeith said...

Stunning!

Broni said...

Gorgeous, Regina! I'm amazed at your woven butterfly!! Thanks for playing in the Throwdown with us!