Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Marrakech Butterfly


Can one ever have too many birthday cards? I think not! So I’m building my stash for the second half of this year.

Here’s a conundrum I’ve been having lately. Tell me if this happens to you: I go searching through my stash of birthday cards, pick one out for the upcoming occasion, and then stop because I can’t remember what I gave that person last year. What if it was the same card?!!! Because sometimes when I make a card I really like, I make 2 or 3 of them. And so I end up NOT using a card from my stash, and making a brand new one just in case.

Anyhow, back to this card. I used Julee’s Mojo Monday Mojo90SketchSketch #90. And as you can see, I took the sketch quite literally! It’s such a great layout for a focal image, and it just begs for gorgeous paper.

I was struck by how well this piece of Marrakech paper worked with the stylistic shape of the butterflies from the Flutter Bitsy set. I colored it with matching Copic markers, but what you can’t see in the photo is that I went over the entire butterfly with my clear Spica glitter pen. It gives it the most beautiful, yet understated, shimmer!

The greeting is from a fabulous little set called Happy Greetings. I just LOVE the font in this set. It’s a Sparkle Clear set from Hero Arts, and it comes with its own bunch of bling! I didn’t use that bling on this particular card, but I did use the bling that came with another Sparkle Clear set, Mushrooms.

Oh, did I mention that EVERTHING you see in this card, with the exception of the black and white cardstock, is available from Kate at i {heart} papers?

What I used:
Flutter Bitsy, Happy Greetings
Ink: Palette Noir
Paper: Marrakech 6x6 pad, PTI White, SU Black
Nestabilities, bling from Mushrooms set, Spica pen




itsabrt said...

This card is so wonderful, the butterfly is so bold and beautiful! Way to pack a punch with this sketch, BR-T

i {heart} papers said...

Lovely! It's a little crazy that you had the exact Copics to match. Things that make you go hmm...

I don't have that problem because I almost never make the same card more than once unless it is for an order!

Cathleen said...

Oh Wow! This is beautiful, love the colors and love the image!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Carolyn, I have had that same thought about sending a person the same card I sent last year. This mainly happens with Christmas cards, which I tend to make more than one of the same design, and always have one or two left over to use the following year. HA!

Your card today is spectacularly beautiful! Awesome job.