Friday, 24 August 2012

Summer butterflies with Creative Elements

Once, when I was a young girl, long ago in ancient times (as my children would say!), I went on a romantic summer holiday on the Greek island of Paros and the colours of today's card remind of it... Come and have a look:


I started by stamping the background stamp from The Open Sea onto a Naturals Ivory card base and topping it with a panel which had been brayered with Island Indigo ink. I stamped over it with the stunning flourish from Creative Elements using versamark and heat embossed it using gold embossing powder.


I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Beautiful Wings embosslits die as these pretty embossed butterflies are a favourite embellishment of mine. I came up with the combination of Night of Navy with Island Indigo and gold by accident and I love it!


This fabulous Curly Cute sentiment fits in well with the flourishes and draws the eye across the width of the card.

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: The Open Sea, Creative Elements, Curly Cute
Ink: Island Indigo, Night of Navy
Card stock: Naturals Ivory, Night of Navy
Other: Brayer, Night of Navy marker, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, versamark,  gold embossing powder, heat tool, Stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. If you are placing an order of £60 or more, you will receive a free Reason to Smile stamp set in your choice of wood or clear mount. The set is also available to buy for £18.95 wood mount or £14.95 clear mount.

My youngest son flabbergasted us last week by informing us that in just two years time he'd be a teenager! Not just yet though - he still runs around making explosion noises when he thinks we're not watching!

There'll be no Masculine Monday next week but instead I'll have something tasty-looking for you! Have a fabulous weekend and I'll see you then.

23 comments:

  1. A beautiful card Vicky- I love the shades of blue,and adding the gold makes the card even more classy :) x

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  2. What a fab combo. Absolutely lovely card - those butterflies are a fave of mine. xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card Vicky and just love those colours

    Anne

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  4. Gorgeous colours Vicky, just stunning, you have such an eye for design.

    My eldest would kill me for saying but he still regularly sets up his train set or farm layout and he'll be 16 in December, l love that he still wants to use his imagination in that way and not be smoking or drinking as our society suggests are teenagers are doing.

    Have a lovely weekend xx

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  5. This is so beautiful Vicky - love the colours - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Fab colour combo Vicky the gold on the turquoise reminds me of some jewellery I was treated to in Zakynthos last year:) I definitely have to get that butterfly die!
    Val x

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  7. Lovely card Vicky, the colours are beautiful, and I love the gold embossed flourish.

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  8. Beautiful, Vicky! Really love those butterflies and the colours you used. Your gold embossing really pops. Super curly sentiment, too x

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  9. Such a beautyful card, and i love the colours
    Regards from Germany
    Biggie

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  10. Vicky, I love your work! This card is absolutely beautiful!

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  11. Vicky, I love your work! This card is absolutely beautiful!

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  12. Beautiful design Vicky ! It's so elegant and vibrant with the rich blue and gold embossing. Love it ! Shirley

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  13. Super great idea! beautiful card!I can't wait for october to come stampin'is really coming to the Netherlands!Still lots of sleepless nights!

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  14. The background blue with the gold is so nice and with the butterfly's ontop could be used for any occasion. My kids always say I'm from the black and white days!!

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  15. Beautiful Vicky! I love your colors and the gold embossing is quite elegant. Great way to use the stamp from Open Sea too. Very, very pretty.

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  16. I love my Beautiful Wings die too Vicky and simply adore this gorgeous card! So lovely and the colors are stunning.
    Lynn

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  17. The gold in the Island Indigo panel is gorgeous. x

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  18. I agree that this colour combination looks great, has a bit of a tropical summery feel to it. And the butterflies make me think of spring. Must put the Beautiful Wings die on my wish list. Hope your son doesn't read your blog or the explosion noises might come to a stop; ...however, my eldest (at 23) recently bought off ebay a lego set he missed out on years ago, and spent a happy evening putting it together! Helen (Sydney)

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  19. I love, love, love this card! I know exactly what you mean about the colours and Greece...I adore the Greek islands. I wonder what's the Greek for "case" ;)

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  20. Wonderful colours, beautiful layout - simply so elegant!

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  21. Never been to Paros but living here in Greece you have definitely captured the Mediterranean colours. Such beauty , such gorgeous embossing and the addition of the butterflies is apistevto ( Greek for unbelievable )

    Marie

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  22. This is one beautiful card Vickt ! I love the layering and the gold adds that something special! Enjoy the weekend,Julie x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x