Friday, March 25, 2011

Challenge Card – Floating Butterfly

Today (Friday) Kari Seals sent me an email and asked me to help her bounce some ideas around with a sketch that her CTMH unit was doing.  It is a crazy fun sketch and of course I wanted to play, too!  I immediately had a ton of ideas flying through my brain but had to reign them in a little…

Here’s the sketch:

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So I got on Skype to chit chat with my friend, Michelle Johns, and she bounced some ideas around with me for this card, specifically the butterfly idea.  Everything on this card is popped up with American Crafts Foam Tabs. Stamps are CTMH.  The butterfly is mounted on a “bent” piece of transparency/acetate sheet.  When you move the card it wiggles and bounces… it’s so awesome!  Thanks, Michelle!

Here’s my card… You can see that the butterfly, gems, bling, leaf, message, mimic the various circles on the sketch.  Stamps are CTMH and paper is Basic Grey – I think Nook & Pantry paper pack.  The scalloped circles looked naked and out of place on the card so I added my own layer and anchored them with the orange strip of paper. Makes mama much happier :)

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Thanks for popping in!

Inky Smiles!

7 comments:

Kari Seals said...

I love love LOVE it! Oh now I want to do mine all over again! You are so talented and creative! Thanks for playing along! I'll let you know what the next one is and you can play along again!

mE said...

Thanks, Kari, that would be fun! :)

This was WAY fun to do!! Michelle gave me an idea for another twist on the card, too. I will see if I can find some time to whip it up and share. (We're ripping out kitchen tiles tonight... darn leaky fridge!)

E.

Linda said...

Beautiful card!! I'm in Kari's unit - and need to start my cards. :)

Just received a box of CTMH goodies today - so will have to start playing.

Great to have you joining the fun!

~Mychl said...

I think it turned out great! And you can still see the shading on the brown! It looks GREAT!!!

I love that little bouncy butterfly!

Jeanne said...

That fluttery butterfly looks awesome Erin. Your friend sure knew who to go to for great ideas. Excellent work!

Sorry to hear about your fridge. Hope you get it fixed. Our fix for the washer didn't work. Darn. :(

Creative Mish said...

Very cute! I love that bouncing butterfly. What did you use? just a little strip of plastic? Tell your secret.

Kandi said...

Fantastic card Erin! I'm in Kari's unit too and haven't made mine yet. I'm a last minute kinda gal. ;)

Yours is so beautiful, I'm not sure I live up to that example. These sketch challenges are fun, can't wait to see all the different interpretations. :)

P.S. Say hi to Michelle for me.