Monday, October 28, 2013

Ornate Butterflies!

Hello my friends!  I'm back from my trip to Arkansas and I'm recovering pretty well from my wrist surgery.  Did you even know I was gone?!~ ha  It has been awhile since I was able to be creative (most of my projects were made before my surgery and trip) so I've been feeling scrappy!  You can imagine my delight when I went out to my mailbox today and found one of the brand spanking new 6" X 6" Embossalicious Embossing Folder - Ornate Butterflies that I received from Crafter's Companion!!


Sadly, my scraproom is a total pit so it took me about an hour or so to dig out my scrap desk! ha  But after I finally found it I got busy making this card.  I started with a sketch challenge from The Sweetest Thing.  The fun sketch along with my gorgeous new embossing folder really got me inspired to create!

Today is a very windy day here in Las Vegas and I opened my window to get a bit of a breeze.  I have a rack of paper over by my window and the wind blew a piece of kraft paper off the rack onto the floor while I was cleaning off my scrap desk.  I took that as a sign I needed to make a card using kraft paper! LOL

(Look how fantastically this folder embosses!!)

I made the card base with the kraft paper, then pulled out some orange cardstock from my stash.  I embossed a piece with my lovely new embossing folder and also trimmed some to layer on the card.  I embossed a large piece of this orange cardstock...I might be making another card with it to share soon! ha  It is too pretty to waste!

I have the Bebunni Papercrafting Double Disc CD-ROM and printed out a sheet of custom paper with the sweet little butterflies on it. (love!)


I stamped out the largest butterfly from Sheena's A Little Bit Scenic - Flying Colors stamp set using some Tsukineko Delicata ink in Golden Glitz.  This ink is so yummy! I fussy cut the butterfly out and rolled his wings around a pencil to give him some dimension.  I pulled out my caramel skittles from my friend Carri and added some to the body of the butterfly and to the topper of the card.  I love these so much.  They just make things a little extra special.

For the sentiment I grabbed my Bebunni EZMount Stamp Set - Bebunni Celebration and stamped out "It's Your Day" with my Tsukineko Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black on Luxury Centura Pearl Snow White Cardstock.  Then I colored it with my Spectrum Noir FS3 marker to color coordinate with my papers.  I finished the card with a bit of ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...happy scrapping!


I'm entering this in the anything goes plus a stamp challenge at Docerela Creations, and the inspired by-anything goes challenge at Creative Inspiration


  1. This is stunning! You'll have to save it to send to me. But, my birthdays in May... lol

  2. Gorgeous card! Love all the embossing!!
    I did not realize you were having your surgery. Glad everything went well!

  3. Hey girl! I am LOVING this butterfly card! The embossing folder is awesome! Glad you are back from your trip, did you score any deals?? Of course I watched TWD!! I can't miss an episode! It is crazy all the things that are going on!! Carol!! WOWZER I thought for sure it was the governor! Rick is back, not sure if it was the gun in the holster shot that melted my heart or the taking off/showing muscles/burning of the shirt??!! Loved them both! I know that Glenn is not going out this way, so I am sure they will find a cure!
    Anyways I am Assistant Cross Country Coach at the Middle School! I know so crazy!! Of course this is 5 days a week and my time is so stretched! Gasp I have no idea how I am pulling it off! Check out my running blog, have posted my recent activity! Glad your wrist is doing better, and love how you used the Skittles!
    Carri~A Running bee

  4. Hi Stacy,I'm glad your wrist is doing better this gorgeous card and embossed butterflies.

  5. Beautiful Card! Congratulations!
    Thanks for joining us over at Docerela Creations!
    DT Member Sara (Bee)