A Flutter By Card

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Good Morning!

I looooove finding emails in my inbox asking me to be a guest designer (lets face it; who doesn't?!). I get all giddy and wear this silly grin on my face for at least a few hours! So you can imagine my reaction when my friend Danni, of Danni's Dreams, asked me a few weeks back to be her guest designer for her Flutter By Wednesdays challenge! I was just stupid giddy! :)

I really wanted to do something pretty and vintage looking, with a bit of bling thrown in, so I used some K&Company paper and this super glittery sticker frame from Making Memories (which I found at Michaels). Every panel was sponged with Distress Inks and machine stitched. I impressed even myself with that zigzag stitch around the circle panel! I think the bigger the circle, the easier it is.

The center panel was done by inking up the butterfly image with Versamark ink then with Walnut Stain Distress Inks, then stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock. Then I clear embossed it and sponged Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the image starting at the outer rim and working my way in. The sketch is from this week's Friday Sketchers #64.

Is it a 'gaggle' of butterflies or a 'flock' of butterflies? Hmmm...anyone know? Well, whatever it is, I couldn't resist adding a few more butterflies to the card, so I stamped out the tiny butterfly from The Greeting Farm's 'Hope and Grace' set up the side of the card. I really do need to visit the Magic Wings Butterfly House they have in MA. Maybe when it gets a little less humid outside...it's awful at the moment! Although, it'll give me a good excuse to visit Yankee Candle! My favorite place for buying candles!

Thank you Danni for this fabulous honor! And thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a good one!


Supplies
Stamps: Inkadinkado 'Nostalgia', The Greeting Farm 'Hope and Grace'
Inks: Distress Inks 'Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain', Versamark
Papers: Bazzil Basics, PP - K&Company 'Classic K 'Charlotte'
Access: Ribbon, Foof-A-La 'Savannha' Button, Twine, Making Memories Glitter Gem Frame, Decorative Scissors, Martha Stewart Edge Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Machine Stitching, Sponges, Dimensionals

22 Comments:

Tanja said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft colours!

Thanks for playing with my sketch and joining the Friday Sketchers!

Hugs Tanja

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Oooh this is just gorgeous! I love all the butterflies and the soft vintage colors! Fabulous job on the sketch. Congrats on the guest spot dearie!

the whimsical butterfly said...

My goodness this is gorgeous! It's been a while, my friend..how are you???

cheryln said...

Congrats on the guest DT spot...so well deserved! This card is amazingly beautiful!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am so excited to have you as a guest dt for this week's challenge!! Your creation is amazing!! I love your soft vintage colors and the beautiful layout!! Gorgeous butterflies!!

kadie said...

Oh how fun to be Danni's GD! You're in high demand, girlfriend! This is abosolutely gorgeous. I love that image encircled with bling. Really beautiful.

Jacilynn said...

What a great card! I love this sketch. Congrats on the GDT! super cute card Sandra!

Mary J said...

This is super! Vintage isn't my natural style so whenever I try it out, it just doesn't come out right. You obviously have a real flare for it! Keep up the inspiration for all of us newbies out here!!

WickedPixie said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! :-)Traci

Beverly Gotthardt said...

This is no whisper--words can't describe your card--Wow-Wowww!
That paper--the sewing--I could go on--Congrats on guest designer--well deserved!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this card is awesome!! So glad Danni asked you to be our guest designer - your blog is new to me and I'm loving looking through it!

Rebecca Ednie said...

WAY TO GO! We TT girls just seem to keep getting busier!!

Jeanette said...

This is such a pretty card. Oh to be able to create something half as nice.

Jeanette

Nancy said...

I love your gorgeous vintage card! Thank you so much for guest designing for our very fun FBW challenge...it was an honor to have you!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Sandra,

I am so glad you joined us this week on the Flutter By Team as a Guest DT!!! I so enjoyed getting to spout your praises in my post today because you are such a sweet kind person and one of the most talented designers I know!!!

I love this creation so elegant and pretty!!!! You have done it yet once again!!!

Can not wait to get to start back working with you on the Twinkling Team!!!

Heather Schlatter

Danni said...

Thank you so much for being my guest designer!! you are just so talented and so sweet!! I simply adore this card...your style is so pretty...awesome job!

Cassie said...

what a beautiful creation!!! i squealed when I read that you were going to be the guest designer this week! have a great week!

Sparkle said...

What a gorgeous card!

Ann Kranitz said...

Stunning card and layout!!! So glad you could join us this week as Guest on FBW!!!

Gingerbread Gal said...

Congrats on the Guest Designer spot! You are super talented and I love all your work. Your stitching on this card is amazing. Very Beautiful!
Wonderful Work Sandra!
:) Rach

Juls said...

beautiful! Love the soft colours!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my this is positively stunning ...... so soft and vintage and warm feeling :) Puts a smile right on my face! We always knew you were famous!! :)

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