Friday, June 10, 2011

Moxie Fab Neapolitan Tuesday Trigger

Hey everyone! For today's post I have a card to share and a question for you :)

This card is for the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger. This is the trigger photo
How scrumptious is this?! I really loved the colors in the photo so that's what I based my card on. Before I share my card I have a question for you. One of my crafty friends told me that they prefer to take photos of their cards with a neutral background so nothing takes away from the card. I on the other hand always use background colors or patterns because I feel like it makes certain colors pop. In order to see what you all think I took pictures of today's card with two different backgrounds, a neutral and a color. So please let me know which one you think looks better :)

Finally on to the actual making of the card! I wanted to use the large butterfly (Hero Arts, Butterflies) so I needed to make my card base a little bigger than usual, the tall card was perfect. I cut a piece of white 1/4 smaller and inked it up using, brushed corduroy, vintage photo, and some walnut stain on the very edges. To add some interest I spritzed and flicked water on it then stitched a border using white embroidery floss.

To make the butterflies I took another piece of white rubbed on spun sugar, worn lipstick, and barn door (very lightly since I was going for pink) then stamped the butterflies on top. I fussy cut them out then added some doodling with a white gel pen. Since I cut off their antennas I created new ones with some dark brown embroidery floss.

I stamped the sentiment (Hero Arts, Essential Messages) in walnut stain. I also added some stardust stickles to the butterflies before adhering them to the card. In order to create more dimension I adhered the bodies of the butterflies flat but popped the wings up with foam.

Thanks for popping by to visit and for the opinion you (hopefully) leave behind!


  1. Just beautiful, Kelly! Love the tall shape and pretty, pink butterflies!

  2. Very pretty Kelly and I agree with you, I like it better with the pink background, I don't think it takes away from the card, in fact I think it improves the draw, makes the butterflies pop more I think!! Great comparison.

  3. Very pretty, Kelly. I am lazy when it comes to taking photographs :o( I usually just pop them on my window sill above my desk. I do think the pink background makes your work look brighter.

  4. Gorgeous! What a wonderful play on the colors and stacking. Great card :)

  5. What a beautiful card! I love the way you added their antennas, and I too like the photo with the pink bg. I use white, simply because that's a guaranteed thing I'll have a whole piece of!

  6. Hey Kelly! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)