Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Strength & Hope and Some Inspiration...


I made this card for Technique Class this Friday! I was inspired by a card I saw by Lisa Young (she's an amazing stamper!). I've had the card in my favorites for a while, and I decided that it was a great one to transform into a card for class!! Her card had a chair as the stamped focal piece, but I really love this new butterfly from the Strength and Hope set (and it was good timing for a SUO Challenge - In Celebration of Butterflies!), so here it is!!


The layout was really appealing to me, and probably what drew me to the card initially (or maybe it was the Crumb Cake!). But anyway, I really like how the little enjoy life little ovals anchor that side of the card, and then draw your eye down to the butterfly!


And, yep, I did cut out the butterfly. But did you notice the little trick to not have to cut out the antennae? I'll show it better in class (if you're coming), but the butterfly is stamped onto white (to be cut out), and also onto Crumb Cake (and punched out with the 1 3/4" circle) so that the antennae can be lined up with the cut-out!

Oh, and one of the big reasons I wanted to do this card for class was to show the Awesome Presto Patterns DSP!! Love them - they can be sponged to go with ANYthing!! Yess!!


I hope to be seeing you at class this Friday,


Julie

6 comments:

Joan said...

Beautiful card!!!! Your colours are wonderful and I agree with you about Lisa - she's very talented! I also love the way you've used the script presto paper - I don't think I've even touched it yet. Great card!

agustina said...

OOHHH!! Can't wait til Fri!! Great color choice too!! Remember I might be late ;)

Heidi Baks said...

Very nice! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.

Deb Hoekstra said...

Lovely card...and great tip about for the antenna. Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful! Such pretty colors and I love the Presto paper with this. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges!

Melina said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors you used! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges! :)