Melissas Paperie

Sunday, March 6, 2011

CR84FN18



I decided to play along with the latest CR84FN color challenge , which is to use some fun colors: orange, yellow and kraft. With all the rain we got today, I needed those bursts of color!

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I first stamped the background using an image from Background Basics: Petal Power in Versamark ink onto Kraft cardstock, and then I heat embossed it. I die cut and stamped a couple of butterflies from Butterfly Dreams and Love Lives Here. I also stamped a bunch of the tiny butterflies from Round and Round. All the butterflies were stamped with Lemon Tart (PTI) and Apricot (Colorbox) ink. My wonderful orange zest ink is too dry to use :(.

You can't see in this photo, but I stamped the inside with "happy birthday" from Enjoy the Ride and added a couple of the tiny butterflies.

Thanks for taking a look!
Melissa

"Happy Birthday" (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Background Basics: Petal Power, Enjoy the Ride, Love Lives Here, Butterfly Dreams, Round and Round
Ink: Lemon Tart, Versamark, Apricot (Colorbox), Walnut Stain (Ranger)
Paper: Kraft, Stamper's Select White, Lemon Tart
Other: Lemon Tart satin ribbon, Love Lives Here buttefly die, Butterfly Dreams butterfly die, Border punch, glue dots, Clear detail embossing powder (Filigree), heat tool, gem

25 comments:

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a fabulous looking card Melissa! Love all those pretty butterflies fluttering about! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

LittleSurferGirl said...

Very pretty, Melissa! I love all those butterflies...I need to get one of those dies!

Sue Lelli said...

Melissa, this is just GORGEOUS! LOVE the heat embossed background! LOVE all the FAB fluttering butterflies! The punched edges are a super detail, too! THX for playing with us at
CR84FN!

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, I love how you've embossed background on the kraft, it looks fab, and those butterflies are darling. Thanks for playing at CR84FN.xxx

Kathy said...

Wow! Beautiful card, the colors are stunning, the background is amazing and the butterflies...who doesn't love butterflies!

Anne said...

What a beautiful card- love the embossed background and all those butterflies are amazing! Sure to pick anyone up from a rainy day :)

Aimes said...

What a stunning card! Adore your layout and use of those fabulous butterflies!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

This is so cute Melissa! I love those colourful butterflies making their way up the card!

Andrea M said...

So beautiful!!! Stunning cascade of butterflies!!! Beautiful take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Diane Jaquay said...

Wow Melissa, this is FABULOUS! Love the scalloped borders on the top and bottom, the stamped background, and those beautiful BUTTERFLIES!!

Nerina said...

What a gorgeous card Melissa! I love the way you've left a little space in between the strips of background flowers - it adds so much to this set! Your flowers really are a lovely cheerful addition to the day - I'm so glad to have come by!

Michelle said...

OMG! Really love your card!

Ginny said...

Very pretty card. Love your colors.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely card, Melissa! Love your embossed background and the fluttering butterflies! So glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Meredith said...

I LOVE the embossed background, and I think the little trail of butterflies is adorable! Thank you so much for playing with CR84FN!

Sara Mac said...

Beautiful Melissa! Love all those butterflies and the embossed bg. That stinks about your Orange Zest being dry. Let's hope they get those inks ready soon:)

Belinda said...

Stunning embossed bg and the colors are just fabulous together!

Dana said...

Oh Melissa, this is so pretty. I love the trail of butterflies on that stamped base. And you stamped HB from ETR on the inside? I don't believe it! *chuckle*

Monica K. said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Melissa! Love the trail of butterflies and the scallops. Very pretty!

Kate W. said...

Your card is stunning!

Mara... said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I LOVE the stamped background and all those butterflies are amaaaaaazing!!!!! Beautiful card.

Debgem said...

I really like your backing paper - looks fab! And the butterflies are just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Sue Ann said...

WOW ...... I mean totally WOW ...... the butterflies are just perfect here. BEAUTIFUL MELISSA!!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL Melissa.. just BEAUTIFUL!!
Hope your day is GREAT!

Lee said...

Beautiful card. Such pretty colours and I love those butterflies.