Saturday, April 19, 2008

Summer Afternoon

It's an obsession really.....this Afternoon Tea DP from Stampin' Up AND the Martha Stewart Butterfly punch....seriously! This blue striped pattern with the guava flowers is probably my favorite out of the whole pack of DP and I finally made a card with it. I think the soft blue and white stripes go really well with Summer by the Sea, which I haven't pulled out in a LONG time. The butterflies are just so much fun because the wings bend up so nicely. Just use a glue dot in the center and away you go.

The sketch is from this month's Fan Club Sketch. I cut a piece of 8" x 8" Guava CS and folded it in half to get a 4" x 8" measurement. The image was watercolored with reinkers (that I totally forgot I had..oh my!).

Oh, and I used the reverse side of the blue striped Afternoon Tea DP for the butterflies, so if you look under the wings, you can also see the blue floral stripes. Matchy matchy!


Stamps: Gina K Kindred Greetings for Her, SU Summer by the Sea
Paper: Groovy Guava, Chocolate Chip, White, Afternoon Tea DP
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, Soft Sky, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Basic Brown
Accessories: Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Brown Satin Ribbon, Nestabilities Large Scallop Rectangle, Hodgepodge Hardware (brads), Glue Dots
Technique: Watercoloring with Reinkers
Notes: Card Measurement is 4" x 8"

Anyway, hope you have a really GREAT Saturday! It's beautiful and sunny here in PA today.

Thanks for stopping by.


Amy said...

Just beautiful! I may have to go get myself one of those butterfly punches now ;-)

Jodi said...

How gorgeous Denise! LOVE what you did with that sketch! Oh...thanks for enabling! I need that punch NOW!!!

Woo Hoo! Spring is here!!

Carolyn King said...

Love this card--beautiful. Love how the butterflies are all matchy matchy too! lol!

Sandy said...

Beautiful card Denise!! Love the unusual size and of course that paper is TDF (to die for) ...

I may have to see if my Michael's has that Martha butterfly punch.

Anonymous said...

Oh My Gosh....this card is beautiful! It took my breathe away when I seen it. You do such nice work, Denise! Those butterflies are so awesome. I think I may have to take a trip to Micheal's this evening to see if I can find this punch!! LOL Beautiful card for a beautiful day!! TFS


silke said...

Denise - this card is just gorgeous!!! I love this image and it's too bad that it's retired....
My taste in stamps has changed over the years...and I have seen so many wonderful cards with it - that I think I need to go and hunt for it - LOL!!!
You have done a marvelous job coloring and everything on your card blends together so wonderful!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Janice M said...

Absolutly Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Just Beautiful! Those butterflies give the perfect touch!