Tuesday, February 18, 2014

JustRite Challenge- Botanical Bliss

Black Eyed Susan, butterflies, card, Filigree Delight, Just Rite, JustRite, opulent ovals, parisian accents, Spellbinders, standard circles,
Hello Crafteteers!

The current challenge at JustRite is Botanical Bliss.  We can use flowers or butterflies or both on the JustRite project.  

I decided to go with both and make a card that reminds me of summer.  The height of flower time in my gardens is when the beautiful black eyed Susans are in bloom.  They have spread in one of my gardens to create a glorious tribute to summer.  Surrounding the Susans are the other summer beauties: daisies, lamb's ear, bee balm and various types of cone flowers.  I so love coming home after work to see this garden!  When I tend the garden, bees are buzzing from flower to flower, butterflies flutter by and hummingbirds whiz by my head.  The garden is glorious and full of life!  I will have to take photos this year to share with you.  :)
Thinking of that garden drew me to the JustRite stamp set Black Eyed Susan.  The main cluster of Susans were colored with Spectrum Noir markers then covered with Ranger's glossy accents.  Stickles in Lime Green was applied to the leaves and stems.  Light blue chalk was applied to the background.  Next I colored and fussy cut the butterfly and bee from the set.
I die cut the flower cluster using Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.  Gold paper was also die cut from the same set.  I next cut a small sliver of plastic from a Spellbinders packaging tab and attached the butterfly.  It was adhered to the back of the die cut ovals to make it look like it was flying near the cluster.
The card was die cut using Filigree Delight.  The card base has the sentiment "Find true joy and share it with others" (same stamp set) on a die cut circle (Spellbinders) and foam taped to a Spellbinders Parisian Accents die cut.
Black Eyed Susan, butterflies, card, Filigree Delight, Just Rite, JustRite, opulent ovals, parisian accents, Spellbinders, standard circles,
I considered adding a bow or a banner across the flower cluster but I did not want to take away from the flowers.  It truly is a lovely stamped image.

Thanks for stopping by!  
Have a great week and think happy thoughts...spring will arrive soon!
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
JustRite, Botanical Bliss
613 Avenue Create, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG


  1. Beautiful Kathy Jo! Totally love it!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The flowers look amazing!! The bee looks real!! This is stunning!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. As always, your card is just amazing, Kathy Jo. What a beautiful creation, and I thank you so much for sharing it with us. I hope you're having a blessed week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Kathy Jo, this is just stunning.

  5. OH WOW! That floating butterfly is pure genius!! Love the die you chose for the easel card too! SO PRETTY! Thanks for joining in at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  6. Thanks so much for taking the time to share your project with us! The details are really interesting in this card - from the glossy accents to the floating butterfly to the glitter... you obviously put a lot of time and effort into this project Kathy Jo!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create: #59 ATG Challenge [with optional "Nat'l RAK Day" theme]
    RubberMAD (

  7. absolutely utterly stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Great card Kathy Jo. Love that butterfly!

  9. That die and that stamp set were on my wish list, but you have made them rocket to the top of my NEED list!! SUPER Fabulous card and what you did with that butterfly is pure genius! This card is perfect!

  10. How you attached the butterfly is simply genius! I absolutely LOVE that! So cool. The gloss on the flowers is an amazing touch too - such a tactile card.

  11. Absolutely lovely, KathyJo! You really did create a taste of summer with this card. Lovely coloring and design…a breath of fresh air! Hope your day is as lovely as this card!

  12. Oh my goodness !!
    Kathy Jo that butterfly looks real !!
    I cannot wait for spring !!
    Thanks for the lovely card to get my spirit going towards warmer weather !! :))

  13. Your card is stunning.
    Great image, I love how you coloured it up and added gloss to the flowers.
    The base of the card is so intricate, beautiful


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