Friday, July 30, 2010

Heartfelt Wishes

This week the challenge at Flourishes is to use pins of any kind.  I chose to use a decorative pin that Trace sent me.  I threaded it with some pink beads before gluing it to the butterfly body. 




The butterfly and sentiment were stamped and heat embossed in white on vellum before cutting them out.  The butterfly trail was stamped on the pink panel, then sewn to the card, along with the 2 printed panels.  I slit an opening in the card seam to thread the sheer ribbon through, and then tied a bow in the front and slid the pin through it to secure the butterfly.

I'm also entering this into Caardvark's Birthday challenge, and into PaperPlay's challenge: Anything Goes.

Supplies: Hero Arts H5426 Artist Butterfly, CL311 Valentine Flourish, CL272 All Occasion Messages, pink and white cardstock, white vellum, scraps of pink gingham and dotted papers, VersaMark ink and white embossing powder, Making Memories flower pin, unknown pink beads, wide sheer pink ribbon

18 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous, LIn!! so pretty in pink! love the vellum butterfly and the stick pin-bead body, too! so clever!! love this!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the vellum butterfly and stick pin body!

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  3. Oh, Lin, this card is just stunning! So feminine and delicate. I love how you used the embellished stick pin for the butterfly body. I have a number of teen-age granddaughters who would love to receive this card. Thanks for your fabulous inspiration!

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  4. Huh! Oh LIN! I gasped when I saw the photo come up! WOW! Love this really delicate and luscious pink, beautiful stamping on the acetate!

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  5. WOW - this is a stunning card Lin. Love the delicate butterfly in vellum and the beads and pin really finish it off.... very elegant.

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  6. This card is breathtakingly gorgeous! That butterfly is so delicate it's a thing of beauty.
    Simply amazing, this card is a winner in my book!
    bless you

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  7. Oh me, Oh my! This is absolutely beautiful!

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  8. Lin, I think this is one of the prettiest cards you've ever made! So many things to love about this one! The pink of the ribbon showing through the vellum, the added beads on the lovely pin, the perfectly embossed heart flourish, your amazing stitching and all that pink! I just want to keep staring at it! Thank you for continuing to inspire us all!

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  9. Hi Lin, love your beautiful butterfly trail with this sentiment. Such a perfet match!! Stunning card! :)

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  10. wow lin this is stunning....love the pink backgrounds and that butterfly is too beautiful for words...hugs kath xxx

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  11. This is so delicate and pretty LIn- just love the mix of papers and that vellum butterfly is to die for!

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  12. Lin, I saw your card earlier on Flickr and I have to say again it really is an absolutely exquisite card! I think it's my favourite of all your cards and that's saying a lot - I have so many of yours in my favourites!! Thanks for playing along with us again on PaperPlay!

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  13. beautiful card, lin!! the butterfly is just lovely...

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  14. Hi, Lin!
    This is very lovely card! Your butterfly is so delicate.
    Love how you used the flourish stamp for its trail.

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  15. Hi Lin,
    This amazing card is so very femamine, you do inspire me!

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  16. WOw!!! Lin, I'm in awe! This is an amazing card!!! Excellent! I might lift this one!

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  17. Absolutely stunning. Your butterfly, my what can I say, no words match it's beauty.
    I would love to see you at Let's Ink It Up. Why not check it out here
    Cheers

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