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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thoughts and Prayers Card

Ok, I had finally gotten my Stampin' Up! butterfly Sizzlet and hadn't played with it. Last week one of my stampers had used it and I was SO jealous!!! SO I finally made a card that I thought the butterflies would look great on and it did. Don't you just love it when what you see in your mind actually looks great on the end product? I was pleased at the way this card came out.

It was a very simple card to make too. I do have one regret on it. I should have used Rich Razzleberry card stock behind the image piece instead of the polka dotted decorative paper. The only part of the dots that show are at the very top and they look out of place. Oh well, once you tape decorative paper the odds of getting the tape to come off nicely is rare. I have better luck when it's card stock taped to card stock than card stock taped to decorative paper. SO I just left it as it was. It's still pretty just not "perfect" like I wanted it to be. UGH, I gotta give up on this perfectionist stuff!

SO once I got the card done I could see that the front of it needed just a bit more and that is where the butterflies came in. The fit well with the theme of the card. The flowers on the card and butterflies certainly do go together!! These are the smallest butterflies in the die and they were just perfect for this card! I didn't think I would love that die as much as I do! I'm going to be having fun with it. Spring is around the corner and soon the real butterflies will be out. I hope to get some photos this year and I want to scrapbook them and add these butterfly dies to the pages. These will be used on a lot of my projects this coming spring!

This card can be used for many other occasions too. Like Birthdays, Sympathy (of course, that is what the set was designed for), Get Well, Mother's Day and Friendship.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


jimlynn said...

I think it's beautiful - as is. Really like the butterfles on it too. Just a pretty card.

Deb C said...

I love those butterflies! What great colors, too. Thanks for sharing!

NeedsARibbon said...

I do like that card, I really do! I love that stamp set so much. So you could make butterflies for the tree Decor Element in your house too.

Mary said...

Beautiful, I love this set and the colors.

KellyD said...

I love this stamp set and I love the added touch with the butterflies! Thank you for the inspiration! [always]

Beverley said...

Beautiful card as always...thanks for sharing...stop by my blog I have something for you.

Stampin' HUGZ

Unknown said...

Love the butterflies on the card and the color. Great job!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous! Glad you finally used your butterfly. I can't seem to put mine down! :)