Saturday, July 30, 2011

Simple Butterfly Card

Sorry that I lied changed my mind....I decided to make a CAS card for this challenge (again...my VERY LAST... I think). There is no flower, no distressing and just the good old-fashioned embossing.  I thought the design of the butterfly stamp (from Antique Engraving ) is perfect for the Botanical theme. The butterfly looks like the specimen straight from the bygone Biology class, don't you think?
 I love pairing this stamp up with Basic Grey paper ( Out of Print and Basic White ) . The butterfly was embossed in Martha Stewart red embossing powder. The hand -stitching were added for the extra touch. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers . It really IS a simple card! Have a great summery day!

40 comments:

Brenda said...

I don't really know how to express how beautiful this card is to me! I think it's the red and the patterned paper you chose, just absolutely outstanding!

AnitaRex said...

This is GORGEOUS! One of my favorite CAS cards by you! Love it! And oh so love the red embossing powder!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your style is so magnificent!!! love it!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a super gorgeous card!
Wow Virginia! such a beautiful combo of stamping and p.p!!

TFS~

Lin said...

Yes, it does look like it came out of a book! Everything works together! Well done, Virginia!

Bunnyfreak said...

Wow. Love the pop of the red.

Barb said...

Love all the layers on this pretty card, Virginia! It all goes so perfectly together! Beautiful card!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Stunning, love the text elements.

TenSGal said...

Just gorgeous!

Cheryl Nelson said...

This is just STUNNING! LOVE it!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

WOW!! And that butterfly (from my favoite HA set) looks wonderful stamped in red! LOVE your card!

ivy said...

beautiful! love the red!

Dawn said...

Stunning Virginia. You just couldn't help yourself! Love the labels you used.

Alice Wertz said...

so beautiful! love the book idea and look. fab pop of red, too! gorgeous card, girl! love it! have a beautiful Sunday, my friend! =)

donna mikasa said...

You are my CAS Queen! This is simply stunning, Virginia, and does indeed remind me of a catalog specimen! Love the red embossing!

Isha said...

Stunning card Virginia. You are right about the biology book;)) Love the Red ep.

Lindsay said...

Love this Virginia! That butterfly is on of my favs!

Karen B. said...

This card is so striking and beautiful!

Dana said...

Wow!! love your card, so beautiful!!!

Pam said...

Hi Virgina! I adore your card!! I love how you used the red to make the image stand out, and those little pearls? GORGEOUS! Love your work!
Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog, too! I appreciate the kind words! Have a beautiful day!

Rachel W K said...

Beautiful!! I love the bold colors you used, and that butterfly definitely fits the theme!

-rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

the little bit of hand stitching just add SO much! fabulous card.

lisa a.

Μαρία said...

Oh this is a lovely card!!! I think this is the first time i see red empossing, great idea!

Ann R. said...

Wow! I feel like all these other ladies - there is something extra special about this card. Fantastic. I'm glad you changed your mind and made it!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the colors you chose and the butterfly is too cute!!

Lindsey said...

Ooooh, very pretty! What a lovely butterfly image. The patterned papers are perfect choices, too. And if I'm not mistaken, you stamped the butterfly on the kraft base, too -- beautiful!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a beautiful card--LOVE the butterfly with the pearls for the body--LOVE the stitching too! It does look like it is from a book! FAB FAB FAB:)

Jocelyn Olson said...

Ooooooo! I love EVERYTHING about your card, Virginia! The butterfly is gorgeous (although now I'm thinking about an internship where I was pinning 1000s of archived butterfly specimens--hee hee).

Simone said...

This is so pretty! Love that butterfly and love how that shaped die makes it pop right off the card! So beautiful!

Judy1223 said...

Just gorgeous...LOVE the red embossed butterfly and the little hand stitching in the corners. Wow!

Jill said...

Just gorgeous! Your cards ALWAYS catch my eye!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

WOWZA....I'm soooo lovin' that butterfly. :)

Amy said...

Holy cow! This is beautiful! I love the butterfly layered on the spellbinder book die!

Eve said...

what a beautiful card! Luv RED embossing, that butterfly image (my fav., too!:-)) and the sentiment over the butterfly to match the border of the sentiment on the bottom! ;-)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful card! I love the red butterfly with the BG paper! So pretty!

Clare said...

So pretty! That die cut makes the butterfly look like its popping out of the pages of a nature book! Love the hand-stitching!

Vicky said...

oh! Virginia! I am so in love with your butterfly card! love the red and the cross stitch is FABulous :)

Elizabeth Allan said...

Stunning! An eye-catching design!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks yet again for linking up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you've found it to be so inspiring! :)