Thursday, February 25, 2010

Inspired by Lucy Abrams and Nancy Taylor

I love all of Lucy's cards, have been a big fan of hers since she appeared on the Hero Blog, but this one of hers struck a chord with me. I love her use of the Nesties Label 1 die and the beautiful background behind it, not to mention the pretty flowers stamped on dotted paper.

I have been hoarding this Susan Branch pansy paper forever, and so I decided it was high time to cut into it. I used Nancy's directions to make this 3-dimensional heart-winged butterfly out of the same paper, and added pastel pearls to its body and elsewhere on the card. I kept my version of Lucy's card one layer except the butterfly for easier mailing. I think this will make a nice Mother's Day card for Hannah's card drive for our soldiers. Please think about sending a card or two to this worthwhile cause.

Supplies: HeroArts stamps F5158 Heart Winged Butterfly and AR130 Handwritten Sentiments, Bazzill lavendar dotted cardstock, Susan Branch printed paper, VersaFine onyx black ink, Recollections pastel pearls, Nestabilities Labels One die, black wire for antennae

17 comments:

  1. Another beautiful card Lin - and thanks for your kind comments. Can;t wait to see MORE entries. :)
    Love the double butterfly.

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  2. Lin another stunner, what can I say all your cards are so amazing. This is so bright and cheerful. The background paper is beautiful I can see why you have hoarded it.

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  3. I LOVE this one Lin! Beautiful color on this pp! Love the little window effect too!

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  4. wow! very beautiful card, Lin! love that pretty pp and how you used it!!

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  5. Everything about this is so Beautfil, the colors of the patterned paper, the dimension of the butterfly, and the overall style of the card. Thanks So Much for your participation, This Means so Much to me!

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  6. What a real beauty this is- I can see how it would be so hard to use that pretty paper! Your card is fabulous Lin!

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  7. yikes lin!! gorgeousss! and i love lucy's card as well too! well duh, lol!

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  8. Gorgeous! That paper was waiting to make its appearance! The heart winged butterfly is definitely Lucy--Hero should name it after her!

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  9. Oh my goodness.... I am blown away with the perfect combination on this card Lin. That PP is just awesome.

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  10. Wow, what a great card, Lin! Love the patterned paper and your super Nancy-inspired butterfly!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  11. Beautiful card, Lin! Spring Spring, are you that close? ;-)

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  12. This turned out so pretty, Lin!! Just adore that patterned paper!!

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  13. You've outdone yourself with this one, Lin! I gasped when I saw it on my computer!!!

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  14. How bright and colorful and dramatic! Love this card!

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  15. What gorgeous colors and lovely paper. So cheery and beautiful.

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  16. Lin, what pretty papers you used, so colorful! Another gorgeous Lin card!

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!