Thursday 26 May 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Using Notably Ornate

Good morning! It's Three Minute Thursday here and time for another quick but (hopefully!) effective card. This week I've had my head full of butterflies and bling courtesy of Less is More (butterflies) and CAS-ual (bling). So I suppose it was inevitable they'd come together at some stage! Come and take a look:

I'd been thinking about stamping this beautifully curvaceous frame off the edge of a card front so I gave that a go. And then (because butterflies were on my mind!) I thought some velvety Cherry Cobbler butterflies flying out of the frame might work. And then (because I've been dreaming about bling!) I finished them off with self-adhesive rhinestones. All it needed was a quick sentiment and hey presto! A three minute card happened!

I do like a bit of dimension on a card!

And this sentiment from Thank You Kindly is a great favourite of mine. The frame is stamped in River Rock ink which I find so useful when I want a 'gold' but don't want to bring out the embossing powder.

Here's how to make this card:

  • Cut an 18cm x 9cm piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Score and fold it in half to create a card base.
  • Ink up the frame from Notably Ornate with River Rock ink and stamp the image off the card front.
  • Tuck a small piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock into the Beautiful Wings embosslits die and run through the Big Shot. Choose three of the butterflies and arrange as if they're coming out of the frame - but don't attach them yet. 
  • Stamp a sentiment using a stamp-a-majig to make sure it's straight.
  • Now attach the butterflies using glue dots and add self-adhesive rhinestones.

Stamps: Notably Ornate
Ink: River Rock, Basic Black
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic rhinestones

A disaster happened yesterday - my beautiful camera broke. I'm in mourning! I have a part on order and hopefully everything will be okay by tomorrow. Please cross all your fingers (and anything else that's handy!) for me - that camera is quite a big part of my life!

Thank you so much for visiting me today. I'll be back tomorrow with a project I've been meaning to show you for a while so I'll hope to see you then.

And then it will be half term - whoopee!


  1. This is such an elegant card, Vicky, it looks like it should have taken more than 3 minutes. The cherry cobbler was an excellent choice for the featured butterflies.

  2. Your cards are classy as always :)

  3. Beautiful CAS quick card Vicky! Sorry to hear about your camera, hope you get it fixed soon!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. Very stylish and elegant. The bling helps lift the whole design. x

  5. So sorry about your camera Vicky - hope you get it fixed soon. Your card is lovely the butterflies really stand out in that gorgeous Cherry colour - Jacqueline xx.

  6. BEAUTIFUL card Vicky. Very classy and striking.

    Hope your camera is fixed soon.

    Hugs, Sandra

  7. Oh Vicky this is such an elegant and classy card. Love the deep red butterflies.
    Lynne xxx
    P.S. There`s nothing wrong with Mud. I`ve had many a good night dancing away to Tiger Feet.Lol.

  8. Hi Vicky, Fabulous make. Quick but very stylish and totally gorgeous:0) Thanks for your lovely comments. Sorry to hear about your poor sick camera, hope it's better soon:0) xxx

  9. Oh Vicky this is such a fabulous card again, how do you keep doing it???? :O) Viv xx

  10. Beautiful!! love those butterflies, they look fab with the embossing.

  11. FABULOUS love everything about it xx

  12. Well Vicky your three minutes is another persons hour can't even make a cup of tea in three minutes. lovely work classy and sophisticated as usual.


  13. Beautiful card ! The clean look is stunning. thank you for your lovely blog comments. Chris A,.

  14. Hi Vicky, that is a stunning card. The butterflies are such a rich colour. Don't know how you do it in 3 mins - takes me that long to fight my way to my mat on the corner of the dining room table! Sarah

  15. Just Gorgeous.. Love the background.. and the butterflies are just wonderful :)

  16. and a great three minute card!! The deep red of the butterflies...gorgeous!! xx

  17. Beautiful quick and easy card, Vicky... but... gasp!... your camera... yikes!... hope it was a quick and easy (and cheap) fix! Also, I meant to say it in my last (rather lengthy) comment, but I love how you enjoy your children. So wise! They grow up so quickly and how special for them to carry off the memory that their mom loved having them around!


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