Sunday, December 28, 2008

A Butterfly Birthday

Barbara (stampedfilled dreams) was the Featured stamper over on Split Coast today. I chose this beautiful butterfly card of hers to case.
We are supposed to change at least 2 things - I used a different butterfly stamp (by Artful INKables), moved the sentiment (by papertrey Ink) and omitted the ribbon but I used her colors and basic design.I clear embossed the butterfly and watercolored it using reinkers and my aquapainter. I scored a frame around the edge with my Scorpal and then distressed the edges. I love how this butterfly also looks like a leaf.
I sell some of my cards to a couple of gift shops and I try to design them flat for mailing - so I don't use a lot of ribbon unless it's just wrapped around the card with no knots or bows. I did add 3 little half pearls in the bottom left corner to balance the sentiment in the top right.
Stamps: Artful INKables: Butterfly Blessings, Sentiment: Birthday Basics: PTI
Paper: watercolor paper, plum pudding: PTI, basic black: SU
Ink: onyx black versafine, plum pudding: PTI, reinkers - Lavender Lace, Lovely lilca: SU
Accessories: foma dimensionals, word window punch: SU, aquapainter, sticky pearls, clear embossing powder, hot gun, distresser
My niece, Christie, took this family picture on Christmas day at her lovely home using a tripod and timer so we could all be in the picture.

From the back left to right, Nate, Kent & Julia, Josh, Marcia & Bob and Greg. Front Row left to right: April (engaged to Josh), Christie (my niece, married Nate) and Katie (my other niece, engaged to Greg). Kent is my DH, Josh is my DS, and Marcia is my sister (Bob is her DH) - got all that??!!

And these are my canine grandchildren - Roscoe and Daisy Mae - the basset hound children of Josh and April!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend - thanks for dropping by today!

15 comments:

Shirley said...

A really beautiful card, Julia! and what a great family too! TFS

Lauri said...

That butterfly is absolutely stunning! At first I thought it was a leaf as well! and what lovely family and fur-baby pictures!

One4Joy said...

Julia, so happy to 'see' your extended family! looks like a good time was had by all.

Your case of Barbara's butterfly is extraordinary! That is one beautfiul image (I love the leaf wings also). The boldness of the purple/blue with the white space...just gorgeous!!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Unless basset hounds are a new breed of cat, I think you meant canine! Roflol! The card is lovely! How much do you charge for your cards and what do they sell them for?

Denise (peanutbee) said...

What a beautiful color on the butterfly! Really eye catching.

Love the seet pic of you and your family! :)

JAR said...

Wow! That butterfly is truly beautiful - your coloring is just divine!

What special family pics too! I esp. like the one of the pups!! :)

Bev said...

Great butterfly card and great family photos-people and canine! tfs

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW! The colors are just gorgeous!! Love it!! Love your family pics!! Hope you enjoyed your Christmas and wanted to wish you a very successful 2009 as well!! :)

Corie said...

Beautiful card -- love those colors!!

~amy~ said...

Julia...your coloring is magnificent! TFS the fun photos too!

Joan Ervin said...

Julia...your card is gorgeous...such a beautiful butterfly and I love all the white!!! Your family picture is such a treasure...a mighty fine looking group!!! I am so gald you had a wonderful Christmas and hope you have a great New Years!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

What a nice family picture :) I really like your card also, the colors are gorgeous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful card Julia; very elegant. TFS the photos. Have a very Happy New Year!

Janet Bagnall said...

Julia - this is a beautiful card. The butterfly is so unique and very elegant. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope to hear from you soon. I have placed your blog site on my blog list - I know I will visit often. Have a great evening and Happy New Year.

dpkennedy said...

I love this image...one of my favorites! Have a Happy New Year!