Tuesday, January 18, 2011

I just love when they work together

Don't you just love when two challenges compliment each other, I do !!

The sketch for this card is from Simon Says Stamp Challenge
and the gorgeous colors are from The Play Date Cafe

mix them together and you get


I wanted to try and keep it simple so the colors could be the focus. I started by cross stitching the background with a pale grey thread.  I use a template to get the lines correct.

Next I rubbed tumbled glass onto some white card stock and stamped Hero Arts Blooming Meadow CG171 in broken china on top of it.

For the butterfly I had this brownish grey vellum in my stash so I stamped Hero Arts Butterflies CG130 on it with versamark, then heat embossed with white. I colored parts of it with a light blue marker and a silver gelly roller.

I layered the main image on gry and then kraft. Before I adhered everything together I took more pale grey embroidery floss wrapped it around the white base and tied a bow over a little blue button.

After everything was adhered I added some glossy accents to the middle of the flowers for some extra shine.

Thanks for visiting and happy crafting!!


  1. Fabulous! Really super fabulous! I'm in awe that you cross stitched that background! And your stamping techniques are really beautiful!! Lovely use of the colors and so glad you played with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. What a beautiful serene card Kelly - and lovely use of texture with the embroidery, twine, and 3d butterfly :) Thanks for playing at the PDCC!

  3. Very, very beautiful Kelly! I love your butterfly! Stunning card, great sketch!

  4. Such fantastic texture! And I adore that beautiful butterfly! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Cafe.

  5. That butterfly is so gorgeous! Great flower scene too. So glad you played along at the Play Date Cafe.

  6. I am in LOVE with butterflies--can't get enough! Beautiful card--Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:}