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Friday, September 19, 2008

Taking a Break from Halloween Cards

Hi Everyone!! Just taking a break from Halloween cards and projects! I decided to do something non-holiday. The ribbon looks a bit huge on this card but oh, well! I didn't have another green ribbon that matched so I had to use this one.


I don't use my CB embossing folders enough. I think I bought a few several months ago and still haven't used them. Me and sales. . .I buy a bunch of stuff then don't use them.

Anyway. . .just a little detail about this card. . . .can you see the beads on the butterfly? I'm really diggin' beads nowadays. They're so fun to use.

I CB embossed the cardstock then rubbed a bit of ink over it then cut a scallop shape with my Nestabilities Classic Scallop Oval die.

I added a rhinestone brad on to the prima flower. I love those rhinestone brads. It really makes the Primas look so pretty. I made another card using the negative side of the oval scallop. I'll post it tomorrow.

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!!

Card Details:

Paper: SU Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, DCWV Eastern designer paper, Primas, Joann rhinestone brads, Nestabilities Classic Oval Scallop die, Marvy butterfly punch, micro beads (unknown), K&Co sticker, CB embossing folder, Offray Ribbon

14 comments:

Danni said...

This is beautiful! Love the butterflies--the beads are such a fun touch!
Very nice!

TA Carbone said...

Oh Maria this is Beautiful but then again all your creations are.

TA
http://carbonescorner.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Very nice! I love the little beads on the butterflies! Beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

Wow, this is eye popping gorgeous!

Mel M. M. M. said...

This is so sweet! That has to be THE most fresh colour combo ever! Love the way you did the cuttlebug mat and the beaded butterflies. You never cease to pile on the inspiration! Gorgeous!!! :O)

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous, love your butterfly.

Rita said...

Very pretty, luv your idea of embossing the oval & rubbing ink on the raised embossing, I love that look, adds a touch of elegance to a card! Those beads on the butterflies are so gorgeous! What did you use to glue the beads down?

Tracy.H said...

Love, love, love this one!! :0)

J-Yo! said...

oh my! this is gorgeous, Maria!

hugs,
Jen

Elena said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love your sketch!
Love the beads on the butterflies!

malieta said...

Very pretty card and the butterflies and flowers are gorgeous!

Reyna said...

Beautiful Halloween card..! I too love Halloween projects.

Curt in Carmel said...

This is stunning, and I don't think the ribbon looks huge at all! It adds drama! Love it! Best, Curt

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So gorgeous!!! WOW!!!

:-)