Sunday, March 2, 2014

Blue Butterflies

Happy Sunday, All!

I am so enjoying seeing the happy spring cards that are popping up in the blogosphere.   The spring challenges are starting to bloom. :)

The card I am sharing today should help continue those thoughts of spring and summer.  The butterfly background is a new purchase from a Canadian company called Chapel Road Artstamps, a division of Class Act Inc.  A local crafty store, Carsand Mosher, is starting to carry them and I am loving their stamps!  To spread the word of this new company, I thought I would make a card to enter into several challenges.

The background was stamped and heat embossed using Versafine's Majestic Blue.  The background was assembled to a card base made from Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles.  Spellbinders Decorative labels Twenty Eight was assembled next.  White card stock was embossed using Crafts-Too embossing folder Vintage Flowers.  Stickles was applied to the raised areas as shown.  I fussy cut a flower from the Chapel Road Butterfly Background stamp, applied stickles and adhered.  Next was Colleen's Double Bow.  On top of the bow is a hoarded flower.  This flower came from a bag of flowers a friend gave to me in 2006!  She gave the flowers to me before she moved and I very rarely use any of the flowers.  (Miss you Andria!)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  
Have a great week.
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Craft Boarders Anonymous, Blues
Class Act Inc, Spring
Craftin Desert Divas, Glitter
Inspired by Stamping, Flowers
Die Cut Divas, Emboss
613 Avenue, AG
Word Art Wednesday, AG
Sister Act, AG
Challenges 4 Everybody, AG
Card Concept, Floral: classy and elegant


  1. I'm very drawn to this color combination, I collect blue and white ceramic pieces. Your card is just gorgeous! Love all the butterflies. Come on, Spring!♥

  2. Beautiful. Love your blue butterfly over the background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  3. Stunning. Love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  4. Beautiful colors. Love the flower. Beautifully done.

    So glad you entered Die Cut Divas' challenge.

  5. Pretty butterflies on a breathtaking card....Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. What an absolute stunner this card is - I love it xx

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! The butterflies are so beautiful!! I love the bow and flower!! This is fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  8. Beautiful card. I love the design and the die cut. Lovely with the butter flies and embellishments are great! Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.


  9. gorgeous shaped card and love the clean blue and white colour combo,love the embellishements and gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  10. Stunning! Love the contrast and the blue-tiful butterflies, plus all of the shimmer and sparkle. Delicate and lacy! Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  11. What a beautiful card! I love the crisp blue and white color palette, the beautiful background stamping, the embossed white die cut and that one singularly beautiful butterfly. The bow is the perfect accent! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 2: Let's See That Hoard!

  12. This is yet another one of your STUNNING cads, Kathy Jo. You never cease to amaze me with your wonderful art, and I thank you for sharing with us. Have a blessed week, and please do stop by again soon.
    Blessings to you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. GORGEOUS work!!! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!! Good Luck!!

  14. Thud! That was my jaw on the floor! Totally gorgeous!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. beautiful embossing!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  16. I'm your inkinkz neighbor back at The Card Concept challenge and I think your card is very elegant! One of my entries was also blue, I love this color combination with the floral theme!

  17. I love the bright royal blue and that gorgeous bow! I am going to check out how to make one myself...this is a beautiful floral card for the Card Concept Challenge!

  18. OH, this blue looks so amazing on all that glorious white! This is absolutely stunning! Thank you for linking up at Inspired By Stamping! HUGS and have a great week! Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love for you to pop over to my blog (On a Stampage)--I've got blog candy up for grabs! :)

  19. Beautiful card, the blue is stunning. Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  20. Just beautiful! Love the white and blue together! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders!

  21. This is just gorgeous, Kathy! I love the layers and the delicate lace edges and the sparkle on the butterfly!

  22. Stunning creation! Your blue & white background images remind me of Delft pottery - I'm sure the blues are exatly the same color. Your attention to detail is amazing...from the intricate lace border to the 'sparkled' up embossed panel to the bits of bling pefeclt placed about...every item flows seamlessly into the next! Truly a work of art. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent with us at the Card Concept Challenge :)

  23. Ooo! This reminds me of Delft pottery, with the crisp blue and white scheme. Never did hear of those learned me something new! ;)

    And what a beautiful bow! It turned out just great, especially topped with the flower from your friend who moved away. Thanks for the link to my tutorial, too. :) You're so sweet!

  24. Very beautiful elegant card. Thanks for you kind words on my blog.
    Looking to seeing more of your creations.

  25. Your card and color choices are absolutely refreshing. Thank you for joining our contest. You were the first to submit your card. I am so pleased that you like our stamp line. We have new designs coming soon. tease tease. Also, thank you for mentioning our stamp company. Happy customers, is what it is all about!
    Have a great day, and thanks again

  26. Stunning! The blue is amazing and I LOVE the butterfly! Thanks so much for playing along at IBS xx

  27. This is so gorgeous...Love the blues and all the die-cuts, stamped images and other embellishments. Pure perfection! We are so blessed you joined us last week at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge and hope you'll join us again this week. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 16:8 which says, "I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken." God bless, always!

    JO ANN

  28. Stunning card. Love the touch of stickles on your embossing. Thanks so much for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.


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