Saturday, August 14, 2010

surprisingly elegant butterfly card

(FYI: the giveaway winner post is right below this one, scroll down to see if you won!!!)

i thought this card was going to have A LOT more stuff on it. in fact, i was planning to pretty much fill all of the available space with butterflies, kind of like i did on this journal page. but try as i might, in the end, i could only get *one* butterfly on there. whaddaya gonna do, right?

oof--i suppose i should've started out by mentioning that i used laura's sketch #58 from 2S4Y, shouldn't i? ok, well, i it is...naturellement it is awesome:

and now here's the card in question:

despite the complete absence of auxiliary butterflies, i did manage to get quite a bit of embellishment on this thing: there's vintage lace & battenburg flowers from nana hartpence's sewing box...some yummy pink bling...stick-on pearls...and a hand-stitched border. et voila--the first of the september birthdays is checked off my list! :)

(~materials~ patterned paper & diecuts: k&co; kraft cardstock: hobby lobby; vintage: lace & battenburg flowers; bling: recollections; pearls: kaiser: ink: colorbox; embroidery floss: dmc; adhesives: tombow monorunner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)


  1. Hey Miss Lauren I love your beautiful card..that lace trim and battenburg butterfly is `delish`

    hmmm brings back sweet memories of my Grandma!!!!
    (Dontcha love batenburg cake...hmm my Grandma used to always buy us it when we stayed at hers...hmmm)
    Like you wanted to know
    Have a lovely weekend:)xxx

  2. WHOA! seriously, like, WHOA, lauren! this is hot. the butterfly is just lovely, and that cut shape below it - they look fab togethah! but that trim.... OOHHHHH.

  3. Stunning!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  4. What an absolutely gorgeous card, so much detail and texture

  5. Incredibly GORGEOUS!! LOVE your take on the sketch!!!

  6. Lauren, this is just lovely! Elegantly chic. So glad you could play with us this week at 2S4Y!

  7. Gorgeous. Absolutely Gorgeous.

  8. fab take on the sketch! beautiful card!!

  9. Ooooo, this has so much dimension! The butterfly paper has a shadow flower in it, then the gems over the base pp feels like a shadow beneath...very cool!!! I just can't stop staring. The depth just draws me in; so amazing.


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