Thursday, February 23, 2012

LYB Girly Girl & SEI Butterfly Cards

I have one more Little Yellow Bicycle Paradise scrappiness to show you.  Liz asked me if I would create a layout based on the new sketch challenge and of course I obliged. :) Visit the Little Yellow Bicycle blog to see the sketch and play along.  Here's my take on it.

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 A few close-ups:
 I love the tear out tickets, especially this one:

I can’t believe my week at SEI is going by so fast. Did you get a chance to check out my Pinterest post yesterday? There's soo much out there in Pinterest-land that I want to do and try so be prepared to see a little bit of that here on my blog in the future. How about we start with something today?  I ran across this collage while looking for inspiration for my projects below. I love how they are spreading their wings and taking flight in all sorts of different directions.
Today, I am sharing 2 cards I made using the gorgeous Field Notes collection again because the colors are so striking and I just love the dimension I got from the butterflies. 

Spread Your Wings Card
For this first card, I used the perforated 12x12 sheet, Curated, and fussy cut the butterflies from the Butterfly sheet.  I machine stitched the background and banner and then laid the sentiment across the top.
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Tip: When I want to stitch on a card I like to stitch each piece before I adhere it to the card so that you can’t see the stitching on the inside of the card.

I used pop dots to raise the sentiment and to keep the butterflies from flattening out once I put the card in the envelope.

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 Just Be You Card
Looking back at the inspiration piece above, the center photo shows butterflies going in various directions and I wanted to do something to highlight those gorgeous butterflies. What better than a spinning card???  It really all came together because of the Vignettes 12x12 paper. When I got the collection, this paper really stood out. I immediately started cutting out the beautiful frames and I kept going back to the rectangular frame. At this point, everything just kind of came together. Here is the result…
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I double layered the butterflies and added another smaller frame up at the top right. I stamped the sentiment in orange and blue ink, using silver embossing powder to accent the word “BE” so that it would match the silvery foiling on the frames.  I can’t stop picking up the card and tilting it back and forth. It’s a bit addicting to watch the butterfly spin around.

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Interested in making your own spinning card?   How about a quick & easy 6-step photo tutorial?

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Thanks so much for visiting today. Make sure to head over to the SEI blog and leave a comment for a chance to win your own Field Notes collection.  Post a comment on each day's post for up to 5 chances to win!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love your lo... so colorful and loving the photos and your cards are just BEAUTIFUL!!

Liz said...

Love your page and your cards Heather! Thank you for obliging :)

Hugs - Liz

Diana Waite said...

oh my these are LOVELY Heather! I especially am liking the spinner card--genius!

Diana Fisher said...

Gorgeous work and I love the tutorial! I'm going to Pin you! :)

Rebecca Keppel said...

Love the design of the layout and those cards are amazing!

National Labor Relation Act said...

Amazing! You've done a great job creating such a wonderful cards and also thank you for sharing us the Tutorials.