Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Card Concept

Hi Friends! Today I'm playing in a few challenges. I was lucky enough to get some craft time last weekend. I also cleaned my craft room and it feels great! Let's see how long my commitment to put things away after using them will last! 
I ordered myself some of this gorgeous peacock colored paper from SU. It might be called Island Oasis but not sure. I wanted to use it and thought it would match the teal/turquoise blue in the photo inspiration from the Card Concept #7. I also choose to use orange from the photo. I settled on this MFT butterfly from Winged Beauties and used the matching die to cut it out. I wish you could see the gold sparkle from the sequins, twine and embossing powder. My camera didn't capture it. I used SU's Gorgeous Grunge and Momento inks to stamp the background. This kind of stamp is truly out of my comfort zone but I like it. 
I used Copics to color the butterfly and as you can see, I followed Sweet Sunday Sketch #214. The sentiment is MFT's too. 
Thanks for stopping by today! See links below. 

The Card Concept-Use a butterfly theme Style-Clean and Layered (?)
Sweet Sunday Sketch 214
Crafty Bloggers Network -Embossing
Imagination-crafts challenges Anything goes
Love to Scrap -Anything goes
Sparkle and Sprinkle Challenges April- Glitter, Embossing or Flocking



  1. Hi, Kim! It's so difficult capturing "sparkle" with cameras. Your card is wonderful and I can only imagine how pretty it is with the sequins and EP. I am your newest google follower! Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  2. Such a pretty butterfly, love the gold splotches! Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

  3. Wow,what a beauty,Kim! Love the colors and the butterfly!

  4. Love the vibrant color on your butterfly!

  5. Fabulous card and I love how you've colored the butterfly. Love those splats and splatters too. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  6. Gorgeous! I just love the artsy feel with all the splotches and specks. The colors just pop Kim. Love it! :-)

  7. Wowza Kim...this is so fun and fresh.....love the colors and that butterfly practically leaps off the screen! Good for you cleaning your craft room out....I shudder at the thought of doing that to mine, it desperately needs it though! LOL! :)

  8. oh this butterfly is gorgeous!! perfect striking colors on such a creative background ! love the gold splattering and golden thread!
    ♥thank you so much for entering Love to Scrap! anything goes challenge !♥
    shuly dt
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  9. How pretty, Kim! Love your gold 'splatters'! They really have 'Wow' factor! So glad you could join us this week at The Card Concept!

  10. Striking card! Perfect for the imspiration photo and creative! I like the gold splatter and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
    Tina dt

  11. Lovely card Kim, love the great colours and detail here hun, thank you for playing along with us at Imagination Crafts this month, best of luck xxx

  12. Kim, your card is super. Love the background. It is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle. I hope you'll join with us again.
    Eret x

  13. super design and i love the colour combo on your card too! -thanks for joining us at Imagination Crafts this month. Hugs rachel x

  14. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team