Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Wide Load...

Allison's weekly challenge was to use fat ribbon on a card. You can view details HERE. I combed through my stash until I found this pretty green/blue shimmery ribbon. It's just over an inch wide. Most of my wide ribbons are just shy of 1 inch, so I was happy to find that I actually had some material to play this challenge. I only just found the felt I could have used a couple weeks ago!


The backstory of this card is from our vacation in June. When we were with my brother and SIL and kids, my neice had the cutest shirt on one day. It was light blue with butterflies across the front in purple, yellow, pink, green and orange. I have had that shirt in my mind ever since vacation and I just today got it out onto a card. Base is Certainly Celery, with a dark brown layer and a Soft Sky layer that was run through the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The butterflies are from Fluttering By by Verve. I added microbeads to the butterfly bodies and mounted the cut-out ones over a stamped Chocolate Chip butterfly. The tag is a Cuttlebug die also, stamped with a sentiment from MFT's Icing on the Cake.

I am quite pleased with how this card turned out, although next time I might make a long card to fit more butterflies...

Thanks, Allison, for another fun challenge!

5 comments:

Stampmouse said...

darling card. I like how soft it looks

Elisabeth said...

Beautiful!! I love the butterflies!

Allison said...

You could have lied about the ribbon...I wouldn't have known! Ha ha! Such a sweet card and a great way to showcase the ribbon without allowing it to take over! Cheers!

jami said...

I love your card. The butterflies are so pretty.

Shirley said...

I love this card. The colors, the ribbon and what you used for the butterflies bodies are all great.