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!

Anonymous 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