Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Botanical Butterflies...

Oh, I just love butterflies & I just love how this card turned out! When I viewed the latest Fanatical about Botanical Challenge at Moxie Fab World, I knew exactly what I wanted to create with some beautiful goodies from the Your Memories Here Store. If you've noticed, I am posting for the YMH DT on a different day. From now on, I'm gonna be your Tuesday gal for the YMH Blog! That will free up my Sundays a little from so many posts & give all my DT projects a little more face time on my blog...yay!

Patterned Paper/Lace Ribbon/Rhinestones & Pearls - Prima
Glimmer Mist (pearl) - Tattered Angels
Distress Ink (walnut stain) - Tim Holtz
Cardstock - The Paper Studio
Ink - Staz On
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon Roses - American Crafts
Leaf - Making Memories
Doilie - Wilton
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Now, about this card! First, you can grab this absolutely divinely gorgeous Prima paper HERE. It is so beautiful & perfect for "fussy cutting" like I did with the dimensional butterflies I added. Second, the card looks even prettier in person because of all the fabulous shimmer provided by the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl that I liberally spritzed all over; the shine is just gorgeous & I wish you could see it better! And last, those pretty roses are courtesy of some lovely AC ribbon that I trimmed up to get several separate flowers. I love how the look turned out. The ribbon is so versatile! I also trimmed up the adhesive Prima Crystals & Pearls to use on several spots. I almost always do this with my Prima swirls because not only does it give me more bang for my buck, but it also allows me to use the yummy product in just the right amounts! So, don't forget to visit the YMH Store for great bargains & the YMH Blog for amazing inspiration!

Now, we still have an amazing challenge going on over at Paper Issues Blog too! Just link up any of your fabulous paper projects, past or current, to our "Sweet" themed linking party. Anything you deem to be perfectly sweet is perfectly fine to link up; we are all about the inspiration at PI my crafty peeps!! You'll even find this beautifully sweet card linked up over there too, so pop on over HERE!! Now, I am off to get craftin' on a few other projects I need to work on this week so make sure to check back in a few days.
Until then, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my card into the following challenges!
Paper Issues - A "Sweet" Link Party!
Moxie Fab World - Fanatical about Botanical Challenge
CropStop - Get Wet (used glimmer mist!)
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Cool It! (used cool colors & products!)
Inkspirations - Color Challenge
Fresh Brewed Designs - 3 of Something
Inspire Me Fridays - Link Party
My Graffico - Anything Goes
Penny's - Happy Birthday (a sweet friend's day is coming up & she'll love this card!)
PaperPlay - Things with Wings
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
The Kraft Journal - My Favorite Things (lots of faves on this card!)


Susan said...

Beautiful card Crystal!

Heather said...

Oh My Word Crystal! This is STUNNING!!! I have always wanted to create a ribbon rose like this, but know it would look like I just closed my eyes and threw the ribbon on my card hoping for the best, hehehe!
Butterflies, beautiful pearls, lace... what could be better?!?!

Thank you for joining us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges Triple Play challenge.

Heather D.

Nicole said...

You are so talented Crystal!! Hehehe... and I get to say "I knew her when..." Thank you for being such a beautiful friend.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow beautiful creation, love the detail, thanks for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

buglvr2010 said...

So beautiful! I just love all the details!

Patrice said...

Fabulous texture!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card with lots of beautiful details! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!!

mommyof5kidz said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love your pop pf color and your details are amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Lana Bisson said...

Chrystal this is GOrgeous!! Love the texture and the softness.

Heidi said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for joiningus on cropstop!

Tammy L said...

this is stunning Crystal! I just love your work so much!

Rosie said...

Oh my word Crystal, your card is absolutely stunning! I love everything about it. Thank you for joining in our CropStop challenge. Hugs, Rosie

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is such a pretty card, Crystal! I love the botanical theme! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

CropStop said...

Way to get wet! Cute entry in this week's blog at CropStop.com

Lowri said...

Wow Crystal - so much beautiful detail in these cards. Off to look at some more of your blog!
Great to see you at Paper Issues and look forward to seeing lots more of your awesome work!

Jeanne S said...

Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge!

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