Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flutter by Butterflies...

Those big fluffy things floating down from the sky the other day? That wasn't snow... it was butterflies. It wouldn't snow in April, would it?

Here's some simple cards I made recently that feature butterflies. Spring is coming. Really.

This first one was a project at a recent Die Cut Club meeting- it features the new Movers & Shapers butterflies by Tim Holtz for Sizzix. I love the simplicity of the design, which was inspired by a card one of my new fave designers, Lucy Abrams. She has a real gift for making cards that are both simple and striking (and she seems to love working with kraft as much as I do)!
This next card was featured as one of our Coffee & a Card projects- the butterflies are on this paper from Pink Paislee. The layout is inspired by a sketch in the new Card Maps Today book. We've used a loopy border die from Lifestyle Crafts and a sentiment by Hero Arts and finished it off with some pearls- a fab straight pin and a string of flat backed pearls.

Last I've got a card I made with scraps left over from our Basic Grey POTM class featuring Hopscotch, with the addition of a couple small stamps it turned out really fun!
I love the springy feel of this card, and I'm entering it in the current Basic Grey Challenge.

So... if you happen to see some fluffly looking stuff in the sky, remember- it's just butterflies. Spring is just around the corner ;)

5 comments:

v said...

They're lovely! I love all things butterflies!
~Vanessa W

Sarah said...

Great cards! the butterflies are purdy ;) I love butterflies...and I think I'm going to take on your thinking of the white stuff just being butterflie...denial rocks ;) (oh and I left you an award on my blog...looks like you already got it though!) I'm doubling up ;)

Eulanda said...

Great bunch of cards but really love the last one. I love all the different elements and butterflies seem to be so my thing right now!

Giò said...

A lot of lovely cards!!!! Really cute and sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Julie said...

Absolutely beautiful cards - love the butterfly card especially! Great design, colours and papers! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey for our current challenge, Juliexx