Hi everyone! Summer is definitely upon us and I am sharing a card featuring a beautiful Summer creature- the butterfly! I'm highlighting some of the beautiful new stamp images from The Alley Way Stamps! This is for the Be Inspired Challenge that now runs for a whole month! Check it out! The inspiration photo inspired me to use lots of pastels and soft florals.
I love the stained glass look of this butterfly image from the TAWS stamp set Fly By. All those sections just calling out to be colored. I used some distress inks in soft pastel shades and colored this little cuties body and wings. I overlaid the image with a piece of card stock stamped with a leafy image from the Big Chatter set and added in some more pastel designer paper banners. Lots of sequins for shine and a little green bow make for a soft and happy card!
The inside is decorated only with more flag banners and shiny sequins but it won't stay this way for long! I will be adding in a sentiment or, better yet, a nice long message to the lucky recipient!
Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!
Bristol smooth surface paper
Stampin' Up Ink
Stampin' Up scallop border punch
Basic Grey 'Serendipity' designer paper
American Crafts ribbon