Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Butterflies! CC376 and MORE!

Happy Tuesday!    I am hosting this week's Splitcoaststampers Color Combo Challenge!  With the SU In Colors 2010/2012 soon to retire, I thought it would be great to pay homage to these wonderful hues. CC376: A Blushing Peach Crush Pizzazz Pirade!   The dessert option is to choose 3 colors.  However, if you are feeling adventurous, go ahead and try your hand at 4 or go all out with 5.   Check out the link to play along!

For my card  I am using ALL 5 colors!  I am using the sketch from Card Patterns 166.  This sketch allowed me to use different colors and patterns in the sections provided.  I did turn it on its side.  I layered some patterned papers and textured elements.   I am using ODBD Faith stamp set with the Custom Butterfly Branch die that goes with it.  I colored the butterfly branch with copics and added  a few gold metallic pearls.  I finished with a seam binding bow and a button.  With all these colors and patterns, I wanted to keep the embellishments simple.  

Just wanted to add that ODBD has Custom dies that are very detailed with intricate cutting.  While the final design looks hand cut because it is so detailed, trust me it is not.  This design was die cut with the ODBD Butterfly Branch die.  One pass through the die cut machine and it is done.  This is how detailed these ODBD die cuts are.  An amazing product. 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!


Playing along with a few blog challenges.
Pile It On:  Patterns:  Mix your scales
Inspire Me Friday:  Anything Goes
Make it Monday  always Anything Goes
Stamp and Create 
One for the Ladies
Stamps & Fun = Creativity 
Anything Goes
Buttons and Bows
Colour Me Creative Copic's Challenge 
must use copic's- Anything Goe
Hotshot Crafts  Die Cuts
Delightful Challenges 
Add ribbon
Little Miss Muffet Challenges 
Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious 
Anything goes
Freshly Brewed Monthly Challenge 
Tic Tac Toe (die cuts, buttons, ribbon)

Stamps: ODBD  Faith
Paper:  The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, SU in color dp paper pad, concord cursh, peach parfait
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, Ranger brushed corduroy
Accessories:   ODBD Custom Butterfly Branch die,   Sewing Machine, seam binding, foam tape, foam circles, Scor-Tape,  copics, MFT decorative oval doily, MFT border die, PTI impressions plate, PTI linen button, May Arts Ivory twine, gold metallic pearls


  1. This is beautiful Betty. Gorgeous colors and love the little pearls. I just love this set and just used it for the ODB challenge :).

  2. That's some fussy cutting had to do there! Well done :) Lovely card as always.

  3. Great card! Just fabulous:)
    Greetings from Poland!

  4. Beautiful work Betty and well done on your patience cutting that out.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Buttons and Bows theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. Such a breautiful card! Love the lay out and that lovely stitching. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Hugs Frea, DT Member LMM Challenges
    I just noticed you haven't placed the new blinkie which is mandatory for this challenge. Placing it will also give you a chance of winning the entire new release. You can take the HTML code from thye LMM site and the blinkie will be updated automatically.

  6. Beautiful card Betty. Your colors and papers are so pretty and that ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  7. What a wonderful card! Love the 3D feel of the focal point. Beautiful stitching and ribbon as well. Thamks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious' Anything Goes challenge.


  8. Stunning card, fab layout & I just love the bright colours!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  9. I love your color and pattern combination. Blessings!

  10. I really like the effect that die gives and unlike other stamp/die sets this one gets really close to the image...

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

    Emma xxx

  11. Wow Betty, this is outstanding. I was in a trance looking at the focal centerpiece!!! Beautiful work here. :)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  12. WOW, that's really gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week! : )

  13. Wonderful card.Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Die Cuts Challenge.

    Hugs sarah x

  14. Fabulous card love the butterflies, great to see you at PIO this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  15. I like all the colors and textures in your card. Blessings!

  16. Very nice card - loveley motiv. Thanks for joining SFC.
    Big hug

  17. This is gorgeous! Love the colours and the focal image. Great take on the Card Patterns sketch!

  18. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! Sorry I'm so late in commenting, I've been having awful problems with blogger this week!
    Helen x

  19. Oh wow! this is just absolutely stunningly gorgeous and then some! Beautiful colors. Love the layering on the image and your ribbon is amazing.
    Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges.
    Heather D.

  20. GORGEOUS CARD! I love the color combinations and your bow is perfection!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed challenges for our month long prize challenge!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


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