Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Friday, January 28, 2011

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

I'm looking out my window this morning at a winter wonderland. It sure looks beautiful! Right now some of the biggest snowflakes I've ever seen are coming peaceful. However, I'm content to be inside where it's nice and warm! I think maybe I was longing for Spring when I created this birthday card for my Mom. I also think maybe I was trying to see just how many embellishments I could add to one card and still get it to fit inside an envelope! In other words, I think I got carried away...

I gave myself a little color challenge as I was creating this card for my Mom. It seems when I make her a card I tend to use the same colors...purples or golden yellow shades...or sometimes both. Also, I don't think I've ever colored this image from Elements of Style using shades of blue, so I chose Marina MistCertainly Celery and Crumb Cake as my color scheme. I watercolored the image using Classic Inks & my Aqua Painter. Then I used the Linen background stamp (retired) inked in Crumb Cake over the top of the design.

Stamps: Elements of Style, Linen & Watercolor Trio
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla and Vellum
Ink: Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Marina Mist & various other Classic Inks for watercoloring
Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies & Scalloped Square Bigz Dies, Large & Scalloped Oval Punches, Victoria Crochet Trim, Basic Pearls & Antique Brads
My Mom loved the card, and I hope you do as well! Have a wonderful weekend!


Wendy J. said...

This is beautiful Lynn! I love how you made the butterfly with the vellum and pearls. Great use of the crochet trim and brad also!

Denise Willerton said...

I absolutely LOVE your card Lynn ~ I do have all of the above in my studio....hmmmm...I hear a card calling me! Have a wonderful day, TFS

Anonymous said...

Que c'est Joli!!!