Saturday, April 21, 2012

Flutterflies & Phlox

Good Morning!

It’s a glorious day here and the garden is pulling at me so I wont keep you.

My SIL Norma and I share a love of yard sales and thrift shops. From time to time we will find something the other can use and pop it in the mail. I’ve made Norma this card to thank her for a lovely little surprise package she sent me this week.

I was inspired by the beautiful carpet of pink phlox and hyacinths which are blooming in my garden and the butterflies fluttering around them.

I use the letterpress technique for the first time. Although I got a few smudges I do like this technique and plan to us it again. I’ve raised the blue card and white frame with foam tape so the butterflies are recessed a bit.

The larger of my butterflies is from Rubber Stampede and the little ones are Impression Obsession. All colored with color pencils and fussy cut. I used the smaller flowers from MS 3 in 1 Hydrangea punch.

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  1. Beautiful card, love the butterflies...

  2. Hi Bernie, your card is so lovely l love butterflies:)x

  3. Pretty card Bernie> I think we all like surprises in the mail except for unexpected bills!
    As for your comment the other day, hubby had a card from our dog to. But that was a, dare I say it, a b b b b bought card!! When I paid for it I realised why I make my cards!!

  4. Letterpress is one of my favorite techniques. This is beautiful Bernie! :-)

  5. Very pretty Bernie, love those butterflies. heidi x

  6. Beautiful card Bernie!! Love those Butterflies... just perfect.. Hugs May x x x

  7. Lovely card. All elements are just perfect. What is the letterpress technique? Is this where you ink the emboss folder, then emboss the cardstock? Or is it using the 'letterpress' equipment I see in stores, but am not familiar with this equipment. Thanks for sharing,and your SIL will be so happy with her thank you card. Hugs

  8. How sweet, Bernie! Your card looks like a Spring garden. Your friend will surely love it.


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