Friday, December 26, 2008

Lilac Stems and Butterflies






















My sweet friend Lori (LMcAree) sent me some lilac Flower Soft for Christmas and I wanted to try it out. Thanks, Lori! Fun stuff!!

The stamps are from my Butterfly Happiness set from There She Goes. I like how the stem silhouette matches up with the Creative Memories DP...that I've had in my stash forEVER!

The stem was stamped in Perfect Plum ink onto white CS, then I added the lilac Flower Soft to the buds. The butterflies were stamped in Perfect Plum ink onto white CS, punched out with a 1-1/4" circle punch, and matted against 1-3/8" Perfect Plum Circles. The butterflies were then stamped again in Perfect Plum onto Pale Plum CS, cut out, and popped up on Dimensionals over the ones stamped on the white circles. The Perfect Plum circles with the butterflies are also up on Dimensionals.

The punched circles on the inside of the card are glued down flat and the butterfly is up on Dimensionals.

The layout is from Jen Del Muro and you can see the sketch HERE. I love her awesome layouts!

RECIPE ~
Stamps: Butterfly Happiness (There She Goes)
Paper: Textured Perfect Plum, Textured and Smooth Pale Plum, White, Creative Memories Perfect Fit Purple DP
Ink: Perfect Plum
Accessories: Lilac Flower Soft, Flower Soft Glue, Purple/Green Ribbon, Purple Swarovski Crystals, Ticket Corner Punch, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Border Punch, Dimensionals


13 comments:

Karen W said...

Absolutely gorgeous, guess I need to get my flower soft out and play again. Thanks so much for this inspiration!!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Denise! I've only used the flower soft once but I'm inspired to get it out again! Lovely colours!

dana wyzard said...

You put so many layers on your cards!! As for me? I always get scared and start thinking "Well, I haven't screwed up SO FAR, so let's not push our luck"

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a gorgeous card Denise!! Love the purples!! Love the flower soft too!! I have some also, but haven't used it yet!! You sure make me want to venture out and give it a try!!

sumbine said...

Absolutely fabulous card, i like the colors and the brautiful images.

ChristineCreations said...

Denise that flower soft looks so fabulous here! Beautiful card!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Stunning girl!! Awesome job with the flowersoft...I am scared of it!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is just beautiful! I love the layout and the butterflies...pretty colors too :)

silkeledlow said...

You know I love this card already, because it's purple - LOL!!! Simply gorgeous card my friend!!!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty, soft & feminine! Love it--such a nice change from holiday colors!
LeAnne

Wendy said...

This is beautiful, Denise!! I love how soft looking it is. The colors and that Martha Stewart Punch are perfect! I have my eye on that punch...you enabler!!! LOL TFS It's a beauty!!!!

Kimberly said...

beautiful! I haven't tried the Flower Soft yet. It looks gorgeous!!! Love those butterflies too!! :)

Rose Ann said...

This is so pretty, and I love the effects of the Flower Soft!! Such pretty colors too!! Beautiful!!