Monday, January 17, 2011

Congratulations to some dear friends!

We learned, not too long ago, that some friends were expecting their second child. Rather than go the typical baby route, I opted for non-traditional colours.

The colours were inspired from Create with Connie and Mary's colour challenge

and a sketch from Inkspirations Challenges:

 My card, inspired by both challenges:

CCMC 133

I used the Vintage Wall embossing folder on the chocolate chip cardstock. The butterfly stamp is from a hostess set called Punch Potpourri. A gold glimmer brad holds the butterfly in place. On the newsprint paper, I stamped small butterflies using a stamp from the Flight of the Butterfly set.

Here is a close-up of the butterfly:

CCMC 133 close up

I stamped the butterfly in chocolate chip and old olive and punched out the images. They were layered on top of each other with the desired effect being that the chocolate chip created a shadow.

Now this card does not look like a baby card - but that's okay. I think our friends will appreciate receiving a more adult-looking card. They will definitely be receiving plenty of baby cards in the days and weeks to come.

Thanks for visiting!



  1. Your card is so sweet! Love how you created the butterfly with 2 inks! Thanksf or playing with us at Create with Connie & Mary!

  2. Wow this is just gorgeous! You used these colors perfectly together and did a super job with the sketch! Your friends will love this! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Beautiful! Love how you did the butterfly and greeting! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Great double combo card. Love the double layered butterfly you used. Thanks for joining us at Inkspriations this week :)

  5. Very the layered butterfly with Glimmer Brad! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Great design Sheila & a lovely fresh idea for baby congratulations. Love your butterflies. :)

  7. Love the butterfly and sparkly brad. Great card!


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