Monday, June 15, 2009

Butterfly Trails

Stamps: Tilda as Butterfly; Inside sentiment from SU!
: Basic Grey Euphoria 6x6 Pad

Memento Black ink pad; Copics

Stampendous Class A'peels dot sparklers, Kaiser Plum Pearls, Purple, pink and white 1/4" grosgrain, Nestabilities

Card Measures 5.5" square

Hello friends! Did you all have an enjoyable weekend? Mine was I am posting my last card from my reserves. Oh My! I try to keep a few cards ahead so that if I need a break, I still have things to post on the blog here and there. But I better get down to my stamp room tonight, because this is all I've got!

When I made this card I thought I had finished it, but when I looked at the card, I felt like that purple square in the top left needed something. After a bit of trial and error I decided to make a "butterfly trail" using these little rhinestone-like stickers from Stampendous. They have little gold rims on them and that is all that the picture has picked up....but the centers are actually bling. The thing with these little sticker thingys is that they are time consuming...I needed to use my QuickStik tool, which I LOVE. It is so handy dandy! It has two parts...this little gooey stuff that is good for sticking to things and picking up and then the other end that you are able to remove from the unit...this removable part has a tiny little "spatuala" for peeling things like these teensy little stickers off and a pointy side. I use this QuickStik all the time for tiny little embellishments and sticky pieces of papers...etc... Then after placing all those sticker thingys down....they kept coming off! here and there a few were missing so I would replace those and then another one someplace was gone....then by the time I finished taking the pictures...another one or two were missing! ACK! it was driving me nuts! I mailed it off and hoped that they were still there when it arrived. I won't be using those again on the outside of my card. However they do make nice flat embellishments on the INSIDE of the cards. I don't like to use bulky embellies on the insides of the cards, I don't like the way it "dents" the inside of the cards when closed and mailed.
I used theis sweet Tilda as a Butterfly image...which is on sale at Magnolia-licious for only $8!
While you are there check out the Halloween and Christmas Stamps! Diana has ordered last years collections now so that we will have time to order and start planning for this year's holidays!!!! Unfortunately, the Magnolia company doesn't always release the collections in time for people to get them and stamp with them in time for the occasions...And even if they do, Magnolia Sweden isn't always that quick in sending them out to the US vendors. Sometimes it is so frustrating!!! Both for us and Diana who wants to offer her customers the best service. Below is a list of the holiday stamps that she just got in:

#356 tilda with braid
#292 tilda w/spider web
#294 tilda w/spider
#353 snowflurry tilda
#303 tilda w/wreath
#354 tilda on kicksled
#268 chilly tilda
#574 winter bench
#562 Christmas ornament
#564 sled
#311 tilda in Christmas stockings
#355 tilda w/ wood basket
#310 waiting tilda
#276 tilda w/lantern
#275 tilda w/sled
#291 tilda sitting on a package
#538 fireplace

Other stamps, perfect for teacher thank you cards or cards to
congratulate your children on a wonderful school year
#357 tilda with pencils
#358 tilda with slate
#533 school desk

To quickly see the images use the SEARCH button on the web site and just
put in the number.
Remember if you are a member of the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group you receive the 10% discount off your whole order.

Have a Mirthful Monday!


Tamara said...

This is a gorgeous card! I am always inspired by your cards, but for some reason, this one really jumped out at me. I love the colours of the paper, the trail of gems (even if they were falling off), and the great job you did colouring the image.

Sharon Caudle said...

Well, for giving you such trouble, the card is gorgeous, Kerry! Love that butterfly Tilda and your coloring is awesome. Ok, now put that Soap Opera Digest book down, put away the BonBons, and start stamping those cards, girlie! LOL!

Jacque said...

Kerry, she is just darling and those papers are just perfect for her...Get ahead????? I barely coast but tread water pretty cute card, dearie...Hugs..Jacque

ribenaruby said...

Beautiful card, butterfly tilda is a cutey and the trail in the corner just finishes it off nicely!

Moni said...

So gorgeous card as always, love the cute Tilda. You coloured it so fab. Would love to have this cute stamp but unfortunately I am very short with the money! :(((
You did fab job! Hugs, moni

Barb Hardeman said...

Awww! Kerry she is fabulous. The paper is such a beautiful accent to her and your coloring is terrific. I know those little Glitzy pearl thingies are a pain to work with, but on this card is was certainly worth the effort! Beautiful card...

Linda S. said...

Hello Kerry, I enjoyed today's post, and loved the card as always. I have to agree about the QuickStik tool as one of my favs. I was surprised though at the troubles you had with the Stampendous Class A'peels dot sparklers. I have picked these up at Archiver's, and love them because of their bling, flatness, color choices, and stickiness. I occassionally have them flip off onto other items on my workspace, and several are still stuck there from when I worked on Christmas cards last Fall. Am I noticing a little bit of shine from the purple square you used them on? Maybe a glossy paper, or something sprayed on there? Anyway, love the effect, and the trail was the perfect choice. Linda S. in NE

Danni said...

Another wonderful card!! Love this!!

Summerthyme Studio said...


Nancy said...

Love your card and how you colored Tilda. Your design papers are perfect. So very cute!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this stunning. i love the ribbon and that butterfly tail is the perfect touch. you totally rock.


Kristen said...

Great card.; I love the layout!

cabio's craft corner said...

Another stunning card. The DP and embellishments are wonderful.

Christina C. said...

That card is positively stunning, Kerry. Love the colors!!!!!!!!!!
Wonderful embellishments and dp.
Hugs, Christina

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous card! Love your paper choice!

Christina said...

Wonderful card. I thought the trail was stitching.


Wow Kerry this is such a gorgeous card hunny i adore it. What lovely colours youve used and luscious papers. Hope you find more time to craft soon. Hugs Linda x

Candy said...

Dear Kerry,
Thank you for sending me this most Gorgeous card!!! I appreciate every 'Class A Peel' you put on it. Two had shifted in the mail only and I put them back where they belonged! I absolutely adore pastel colours so you couldn't have made a card I would have liked better. Your colouring is perfect, as well as the attention to all the details you added to it. Love the 3 colours of ribbon you added and the pearls and EVERYTHING. I haven't seen or heard of your little handy applicator for these stickers - but wish I had one LOL LOL.
Thank you - from the bottom of my heart!
Hugs, Candy

Norma said...

Kerry, very cute card. Wonderful layout and colour scheme.

Reserves? I don't think that word is in my vocabulary--LOL.
Thanks for the tip on the new stamps that Diana has.


Stressed Stamper said...

stunning as always


Laurel said...

Kerry, What a Darling card - You would not think it gave you any trouble it is just too great looking!! I really love the colors of your DP and your coloring is just wonderful as always! Hugs

Tracey said...

Oooh, I love love love this image and your card is gorgeous Kerry!!

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