Monday, March 18, 2013

Framed Wings and Some Embossed Sympathy

I have two cards to share today.
I made this card for the following challenges:
The SCS Try a New Technique challenge - Transform a map -  I punched my butterflies out of a map from a National Geographic.
Less is More Challenge -  Frame It -  I embossed a square Nestability frame in the card base.
CAS on Sunday -  Flutterby - I used three butterflies on my card.
Addicted to CAS -  code word WINGS -  there are 6 of them on my card!





I've been needing Sympathy cards for my stash so that's what I made my next card. 
 I was inspired by the color stripes and white embossed flowers on this weeks Muse Challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.   Wednesday I'll be posting a really cute Easter project using a template from Creations by AR.  Hope you can come by then!

You are Missed:
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Memento Nautical Blue
Accessories:  Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart, map - National Geographic Magazine, Square Nestabilities, glue dots.
Sympathy
Stamps:  Roses In Bloom - Waltzingmouse,  Close as a Memory - SU
Paper:  White - PTI, blues - Prismatics
Ink:  Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories:  white embossing powder, heat gun,

34 comments:

Patti J said...

Beautifully done, Julia! Those butterflies are so pretty, and I love the embossing! Thanks for sharing :)

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards... love the butterflies on the LIM card!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!!!

Annette said...

wow gorgeous cards...those butterflies are amazing..

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. Such a creative use of a map!! Love the butterflies ... and the dimension on your card is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS. Loll xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Julia! Love the white embossed blossom!

scrappymo! said...

Love your cards...the butterflies are so wonderful!

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards Julia, I love the pretty map butterflies, and the lovely striped colour blocks on the second, this is something I must try myself!

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Peggy said...

Beautiful cards Julia!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow that map really looks different when punched into butterflies! I love the sympathy card - beautiful take on Marion's card!

nehal kalaria said...

the butterflies are awesome

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautifully done! I love the colors & that gorgeous flower!

Cathy said...

Hi Julia, Wow!! The butterflies punched from the map look amazing, they really look as if they are about to fly off! Beautiful cards, thanks for visiting me today :) Cathy x



Valerie said...

Gorgeous butterflies Julia, such a neat idea to punch them out of a map! The ink lined flowers on the sympathy card are lovely.
Val x

Barb M said...

Beautiful! They butterflies look like they're glowing!!

Nancy said...

Such a creative use of a map!! Love the butterflies and the score work! This card is amazing! So glad I visited your blog and so glad you joined us at CAS on Sunday!

Dianne said...

Amazing Juliathe gorgeous butterfly just popping off the card brilliant creation, and the next, beautiful blues and then the embossed flowers just wonderful, thanks for sharing..

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love how you extended those two stripes - very unexpected and adds interest! Great take on the Muse!

Chrissie said...

Those butterflies look amazing! Super card.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Neets B said...

Two fabulous cards, love the intricate butterflies

Greta said...

Lovely use of the MUSE card for your sympathy card.

Michelle said...

Wow! Beautiful cards! I really love those butterflies, clever! Your sympathy card is gorgeous, too!

landerson213 said...

Both of these cards are so amazing. I love how those butterflies look punched out of that map and placed on the white. And the softness of the Muse card is lovely and comforting. :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

florenceandfreddie said...

What a great idea. Love your butterflies Julia. Fabulous card. Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to CAS wings challenge.
Florence.

Jen said...

What a lovely card... love how you used the frame theme. Thanks for joining us this week
Jen
"Less Is More"

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Julia, how clever to use a map for the butterflies so striking. Anther beautiful CAS card from you, thanks so much for joining us again at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Jill Norwood said...

These are both lovely! I love the butterflies from the map paper! I just got some old maps at the thrift store and need to break them out and use them!!! :)

Mariken said...

Beautiful butterfly cards!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on sunday!
Mariken xx

Bonnie said...

The butterflies are amazing! And the Muse card is gorgeous! Love those flowers!

Sarah Gray said...

A beautiful pair of cards - love the butterflies and the colours and flowers on the second card are a perfect take on this week's Muse!

Cyndie said...

Your card for the Muse challenge is perfect for a sympathy card...which is something I struggle with. I also love your butterfly card. I want to try thap map technique.

Lyndal said...

Beautiful sympathy card Julia

Susie said...

Peaceful and comforting with just the right touches. Lovely technique with the butterflies.