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Jul 22, 2010

Flutterby Friend

It's been quite a busy and stressful week here so I haven't had much time to stamp.  Today I am showing you a card that I recently made for another group I belong to on Yahoo.  This was for an (Anything Goes) challenge where we could use whatever stamps, embellishments, papers etc...that we wanted.  Normally this group is strictly Stampin'Up! but on occasion they let us let our "hair down!" Since I'm no longer an SU Demo these challenges work great for me.
For this card I chose to use my new Papertrey Ink stamp set, Flutterby Friend.  It's a gorgeous set and I just love the images and how easy they are to work with and create beautiful cards.
Now I wish I could say that this card was entirely my original idea but it's not so I direct you to this card by the awesome Sarah Martina to see where my inspiration came from.  I first discovered Sarah's blog this summer during the Papercrafts Gallery Idol contest as she was one of the Top 20 and believe me you will understand why when you visit her blog and see her fabulous cards!
I did change a things around on my card to suit my personality though.  I opted not to do the fancy border cut at the bottome of the card and instead used a fancy punch below my panels.  On the panels themselves I rounded the corners to match the rounded corners of the card and added my sentiment as a raised panel as well.
Of course I used different stamps, papers but you can see how Sarah's card inspired mine.  Thanks Sarah!

Card Details: Stamps: Flutterby Friend - Papertrey Ink
Card Stock: Naturals Ivory, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise - SU
Designer Paper: Basic Grey-Lemonade Line
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and various SU ink pads (I watercolored the images with the ink pads and an Aqua Painter).
Other:  Punch - EKSuccess-Scroll and Dot, Glitter-Art Institute, Sprinkles-Annabelle Stamps, Distressing Tool-SU and foam mounting tape.


  1. Wow, that is such a beautiful card!

  2. Wow! This card is stunning! I really love the design! Those butterflies, snail, beautiful border... Really really love it!
    Thank you so much for sharing Sarah's blog; it is gorgeous!

  3. This is so very pretty! I must get me some PTI stamps one of these days...they are just gorgeous! I just got some LOTV stamps though!

  4. Gorgeous! So Beautiful, Ida. Hugs, Gayle.

  5. Ida, this is gorgeous! Love the two panels and that stamp set is beautiful in your hands!

  6. This is so pretty...what a unique mix of colors...love the layout!

  7. this is gorgeous, I luv how you have used this set...very pretty!

    enjoy *~*

  8. I love what you've done with this set Ida. Gorgeous card!

  9. What a beautiful job, Ida! I love your take on my card! The butterflies are just charming! Thanks so much for the link, love! Happy stamping!