Welcome to Just Us Girls Challenge #520, where our lovely Vicki has selected this lovely butterflies and blooms photo as this week's inspiration. Those butterflies...swoon!
While I have
too-many-to-mention a few *ahem* butterfly stamps/dies/stencils in my collection, I recently watched a Crafters' Companion video featuring their 3D Embossing Folders and Stencils sets. A local retailer carries a variety and I succumbed to purchasing ONE (and only one! Truth!). I'm so easily influenced *grin* Anyway, below is my card: embossed background and butterfly, then distress ink stenciling over the butterfly. I definitely need more practice to do justice to the combination but, for now, I'm okay with the result for this challenge. The butterfly is also coated with Perfect Pearls for a lovely sheen which, in real life, makes it much more vibrant. No sentiment; it's one of those 'generic' cards that can be used for any occasion.
That's it from me; looking forward to seeing your photo-inspired projects in the gallery!
Thank you for dropping by!
You had me at butterfly! And a beautiful one at that. I wish I had a local retailer (other than box stores) to pop into and wander through! I think your card looks amazing. Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend!
Gorgeous card. Love that stunning butterfly.
Pretty! I love the texture the embossing folder adds to the background, and the butterfly is beautiful.
Gorgeous!! I so wish I would have left my card sentiment free! That soft EF background looks great!
I love the soft embossed background with that big, beautiful butterfly! I love how you blended the colors giving that butterfly life!
This is so pretty! I love that background and who needs a sentiment when you have such a gorgeous card!
Beautiful butterfly Carol (and in purple) and the soft embossed background we all love. So very pretty!
That bfly stencil is amazing -- beautiful inspired card
LOVE the embossed BG and your stenciled butterfly is FAB!
What a stunning design, Carol! This bold butterfly against the all white embossed background is fabulous!
Well nice to see you actually used a new purchase! I tend to buy and put aside then forget about them! I think you did a fabulous job with it. That butterfly is so pretty!
Love the colors and texture, Carol. This is such a lovely card.
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