Sunday, April 22, 2012


Happy Sunday!  It is a rainy Sunday here in my part of North Carolina.  A little chilly too with temps around 58 degrees.  I must say it is a good day to spend in the craft room, though!  Hee Hee!    I have an ODBD card to share with you today.  I am playing along with this week's Shining the Light Challenge(ODBDSLC105).  This week is to "Go Green."  Literally, we can make a predominantly green card or use something recycled.  Well, I chose to do both.  It is the simple choices that are so difficult...lol!  

For my card I am using ODBD God's Love, 2 Step Butterflies, and Quote Collection 1 along with the Grunge Butterfly die.  This card is pretty clean and simple for me.  I have been moving more into that direction lately.  

I layered some designer  papers in patterns of green and stamped my image.  I inked distressed the edges.   For my recycle element I pulled the top layer off of some corrugated cardboard and inked distress the edges and layered with the focal image so some of the corrugated distressed texture would show.  

I added some May Arts lace.  I added a heart clip to the top that  I colored black with a sharpie.  I finished with some black gems in the center of my layered butterfly.    I love the finished look.  To my surprise I did not even think it need a big honking bow!  Wonders of wonders!

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Betty


Supplies
Paper The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, Teresa Collins linen fabrications dp
Ink Memento tuxedo black, PTI ripe avocado, Ranger brushed corduroy
Accessories May Arts lace, MM clip, black gems, Vagabond, foam tape, glue dots, scor-tape  and Grunge Butterfly die

Just a few challenges to play along with today!
Pile It On:  Sparkle and Shine (black gems) 
The Stamp Man:  Shabby Chic/ Distressed 
 Inspired Me Friday:  Anything Goes 
Just Keep on Creating:  Anything Goes 

21 comments:

  1. Oh my word girl this is GORGEOUS!!~

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  2. This card is just so very beautiful and the added dimension and textures just make it simply stunning. I love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Pile it On this week!

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  3. Absolutely LOVE this, Betty! The cardboard is fabulous as is the touch of lace, and of course I love butterflies and green is my favorite colour. Need my address LOL!

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  4. LOVE!!! So earthy, yet so uplifting. . with all of the wings, how could it not be!?! Love the repurposed corrugated and the contrast in colors. . .yum!!! Another beautiful work of art!

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  5. Stunning card Betty! Happy that your hand is on the mend! Love the layered butterfly!

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  6. Another Betty! I found you via the Weekday Blog Hop.

    Beautiful card. Please come at say hello to my Betty at www.myfunnymummy.org xx

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  7. Betty oh my! This is just just just ... I am speechless, it is just so gorgeous. It is a great take on nature and really makes one stop and say thank you for this world we have.

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  8. Oh how pretty. Very grundgy, roughed up and lots of texture. I like the layout. Nice card.

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  9. hi Betty,

    this card is just BEAUTIFUL, I love the butterfly and all the lovely details that make this card just perfect. I love the sentiment as well, something to ponder over.

    Thanks so much for entering your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

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  10. Gorgeous Creation! so elegant! Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

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  11. I LOVE THIS Betty! Gorgeous pop of of butterfly and green. I also love that cardboard backdrop.

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  13. Oh my word, Betty...your work seriously takes my breath away. This is SOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous!

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  14. Gorgeous Betty!! I just love the rustic or shabby chic feel of this card. The butterfly looks awesome stamped on dp. Thanks for supporting the ODBD Shining the Light challenge again this week. It is greatly appreciated!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  15. How pretty! I love that sentiment and your stamps and butterflies are gorgeous. Fantastic use of cardboard!!!

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  16. Hi Betty, I hope you are well.
    This is a gorgeous card with lovely layers and I just love your butterfly.
    Thanks for linking to The Stamp Man shabby chic/distressed challenge.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  17. Wow Betty...what a stunning BEAUTY!!
    Love, Love, Love it!!(Now I gotta go find me some cardboard...lol)
    I love the butterfly in this colour, and love the verse!!
    Hugs

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  18. What a terrific card! Such lovely butterfly!Great colours!
    xoxo Annette

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