Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Sketch Team

Hi! Welcome to the first sketch with Lauren's new full team! The peaks look amazing, and I am sure your will be in for a treat as you visit their blogs.

The sketch this week is one that I would love to use as a scrapbook page, but instead, I made a birthday card for Lauren. Her birthday is on May 3rd, and the optional, additional challenge is to make a birthday card using the sketch.

This is the card I made for Lauren's birthday. We all know how much she loves butterflies, so that was the starting point for me. I didn't add a sentiment because I didn't have one that would fit along the side.

The butterflies are stamped on velum paper using the SU retired set Simple Sketches. I stamped the base image on the velum, then the other two layers on a different part of the velum to add a different element to the dimension. I cut out all of the butterflies with paper snips, and layered them with mini glue dots.

You can kind of see the glue dots through the velum, but not too much, and I love the depth it creates.

I used my piercer to make the trails, and my spica glitter pen to add some glitter to the butterflies. I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but IRL there is some glitter there.

I added the green prima flowers to provide some balance to the green paper on the other side of the card.

I never decorate the inside of my cards, but this one is for the fabulous Lauren, so I decided to make the inside pretty too.

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo of the inside when it was light outside, so the colours are somewhat "off".

I had some extra butterflies stamped on velum, and decided to cut them out to continue the theme to the inside. I used the top note die to create the black frame around the kraft cardstock to again mirror the colours and theme from the front of the card.

I hope you will play along this week!

Please check in with everyone else, show them some love and welcome them to the team. I am really excited to be working with such an amazingly talented group of people!


When you participate, please come back and lets us know, and use the keyword mytimess32 in any online gallery so that we can find all of your wonderful creations.


Dawn Easton said...

Tamara, I love those butterflies and the dimension you added to the card with them! Beautiful!

Odette said...

Tamara I love the colors you used in this card and the butterflies are the best! gorgeous!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tamara love your butterflies - You are so right about the dimension and no one would even notice the glue dot through the velum. Lovely card! Hugs n smiles.

Kristin Bueter said...

What a perfect card for Lauren's birthday! Those butterflies are so pretty and if I remember right, she loves purple :O) Great job!!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Beautiful Tamara, love those vellum butterflies! wow :)

Dana said...

This is Lauren all over the place Tamara :) The butterflies and purples look lovely together and I love the inside LO too. I need to try that one of these days.

apigonfire said...

what a pretty card!

MacKenzie said...

Purple and green is one of my favorite color combos. The butterflies are a nice touch.

Lisa (lakind) said...

I never thought of using this sketch as a scrapbook page, but you're's a good layout for that! This is so pretty! I love the vellum soft and pretty!


Maria Levine said...

Nice job. I love the vellum butterfiles they look wonderful.

Lauren (mytime) said...

LOVIN the butterflies!!!!!!!!!!!!!