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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Butterfly Love

I love my butterflies. I was happy to pull out my new ODBD butterfly sets and make a card for the Fashionable Challenge #12 - Anything Goes using your New stash and the Moxie Fab World - Cool Tools Week - Die Cutting.



I started with a background created on a 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock.  I stamped the background using ODBD Honeycomb background  using Ranger Archival Ink Coffee. I inked up the stamp and then used a baby wipe to wipe off portions of the stamp before stamping to give an uneven effect on the background.  After I finished stamping the entire surface I sponged white acrylic paint across the surface.

The background was cut and distressed with a distressing tool and brown dye ink. Stamp the butterfly flourish using Versafine Toffee and Ranger Archival Coffee ink on the background.  Stamp again on a another piece of the honeycomb background.  Stamp the butterflies using the gold ink and overlay the details with the brown ink. Die cut using the butterfly dies.  Stamp the sentiment using the brown ink. Cut and distress edges.

The butterfly dies, stamps and sentiment are all part of the ODBD Gods Love. 

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Suzz

37 comments:

  1. Your card is absolutely stunning! LOVE the honeycomb background technique - will be giving that a try soon. And those ODBD butterflies are so very love!! Really great job, Suzz!!

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  2. Gorgeous card! Loving that honeycomb in the background and the butterflies. The neutral palette is perfect.
    Kate

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  3. Gorgeous card, I love the uneven background, lovely and the layered images are the perfect touch. Tracy x

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  4. Stunning card, Suzz! Just love the wonderful gold tones and those gorgeous butterflies!

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  5. Wow, that's a fantastic card, love the use of the staples, gives a wonderful touch. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

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  6. Love your card, it is stunning!

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  7. Suzz, your card is outstanding! I LOVE the honeycomb background. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! Best, Yvonne

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  8. Oh Wow another stunner, love the soft colours and beautiful butterflies.

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  9. love your choice of colour and faded printing Suzz- for most of us it would like we made a mistake (!)

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  10. Simply stunning, love the butterflies and the swirls - just gorgeous!!! x

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  11. Ilove this card...the honeycomb background all over, and yet not an even stamp all around ....those butterflies, can you tell me what ODBD is? They are so pretty.
    Laura
    deepabyss100 at hotmail dot com

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  12. Oh, Sue! The golden tones on this are so exquisite! Love the butterflies!

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  13. Oh, this is soooo pretty! Love those butterflies and the fabulous background!

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  14. omg this is incredible! I would honestly frame it. Just gorgeous!

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  15. Hi Suzz...gee I love how you have put flowers on your butterflies...a gorgeous and very feminine touch
    Dot x

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  16. Most excellent artwork! Love your creative style!

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  17. Beautiful! Love the honeycomb image with the Grunge Butterflies!

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  18. Oh my GOSH! This is amazing!!! I so love, well, everything!!! Wow......

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  19. WOW, Suzz, absolutely stunning card! Love the way the honeycomb is kind of faded and that pop of yellow from the butterflies.....GORGEOUS!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  20. So pretty and very vintage looking!

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  21. I'm a butterfly fan myself. This is a fabulous card Suzz. What fun to have dies to match the stamps

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  22. This is beautiful ... I love the background ... and who can not love those butterflies ... beautiful!

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  23. And I love your butterflies too Sue! This is one absolutely stunning card. The background stamps are quite amazing. Love it all!

    Hugs
    Lesley XX

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  24. I am trying to catch my breath! This is such an elegant and beautifully detailed card. Love the butterflies!! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

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  25. Your's are always beautiful! This is so cool but so elegant card!!!

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  26. I can only thionk of one word; breathtaking....

    Your projects are always gorgeous:) You are so talented and creative!

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  27. this is just a beautiful card, Debi x

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  28. Just so elegant - love the faded look of the BG topped by those butterflies !

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  29. This is pretty, oh so pretty! Gorgeous card with the distressed and faded background

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  30. I just love that background.. Such a pretty card.

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  31. I just LOVE this so much...
    and thanks for joining us at FSC!

    xxx Ellie

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  32. Beautiful delicate colours and beautifully stamped.
    Thank you for joining us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  33. Such a beautifully balanced design! The texture is incredible!

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  34. Hey Suzanne! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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