Friday, July 17, 2009

Butterfly #99 . . .

99??? Could it really be true that I have done 99 butterfly cards???? That just seems too totally unreal to me . . . WHICH MEANS . . . I only have FIVE more to go!! We leave on September 1 to go to Germany and pick up my son!!! WAHOOTIE!!! I can scarcely believe it!!!

I saw this Magenta stamp a while back and just could NOT help myself!! A butterfly "flap" stamp??? I think this is soooo cool!! Got it with a coupon, too, so THAT was happy!!! I did this for WT227 - Seeing Double. The idea was that we were supposed to include at least one element that was doubled. I used TWO brads, DOUBLE wrapped my ribbon, and used TWO of the 5-petal flowers. I am not quite sure about my coloring (getting into tight spaces can be tricky!), but I DID try to use colors that I don't normally put together . . . so there ya go!

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Magenta Butterfly Flap
Paper: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Watercolor
Ink: Black Stazon, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: 5-petal flower punch, modern label punch, word window punch, 1" and 3/4" circle punches, Cuttlebug Bird Call embossing folder, single-stitched ribbon, small white brads, pop-up glue dots





I was asked to share more photos of my niece's wedding . . . soooooo . . . here is a picture I snapped of her (and edited a bit in Photoshop). I really prefer the "unposed" looking shots to the totally staged ones . . .

14 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

This is a beautiful card!

Connie said...

Your card is just stunning, Wendy! As is your picture of your niece! How beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card and your niece is very beautiful!! tfs!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Beautiful card and bride, Wendy! I remember when you first started out making your butterfly cards for your DS. How exciting that you will be picking him up soon!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card. Love the picture of the bride. She should love it also.

TN Granny said...

Amazing lady has it been 2 years NAW! sure doesn't seem like it but then for you it must seem like a lifetime.
God Bless,
JEanine
blstamper.blogspot.com

Sassy Scrapin' said...

GORGEOUS Card and your niece looks stunning! TFS

Judy Rozema said...

What a gorgeous card, Wendy! I can't believe it is almost time for him to come home!! What a cool way to mark the time though - with the cards!

Your photo is really cool and your niece is so pretty!

Barbara said...

This card caught my eye and I had to have the stamp. I just bought it and now I cant wait for it to get here.....such a awesome idea.
TFS

Debbie said...

Wow, what a beautiful card!! What a neat stamp. :-)

Your niece is just beautiful, I prefer the unstaged wedding photos too.

What a wonderful trip it will be, going to Germany to pick up your son!!! I'm sure it will be an amazing feeling to be able to give him a big ol' hug again!!! :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Wendy!! Love your colors and coloring!! That butterfly is beautiful!! Love your take on the challenge and your design!!

Your niece is beautiful!

Lena said...

I own a butterfly business ( we sell butterflies for wedding releases etc) and im always making butterfly cards so i can relate ! This card is beautiful ! love it .

Terry Molineux said...

Wendy love the card but your niece is one GORGEOUS BRIDE!!! You are teasing us with one picture at a time..LOL How about a picture of you at the wedding?

Pam said...

Wow! Wendy this is a gorgeous card. I love how you did the layer where you placed your butterfly. Wonderful color application.
Your niece looks like a princess. What a beautiful picture you took of her!
~Pam
http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/