Butterfly Thanks

Today I have yet another card inspired by the Stampin' Celebration challenge.  Don't you just love when inspiration strikes and continues to fuel your creativity for weeks? I'm telling you, those photos really sparked my creativity!

Instead of balloons floating into the sky, I had a bundle of butterflies.  The sponged heart in the background gives them a nice anchor to float away from.  There is still time to play along with the current challenge.  Just be sure to link up here by Friday.


The heart in the background was sponged to give it a softer look than cardstock alone gives.  If you would like to see a tutorial on sponging backgrounds for depth and color, be sure to check out the sponging section of the new Technique Toolbox: Dye Ink class at the Creativity Grows Here classroom.  Here's a sneak peek at the card (and video) I made for this class.

I also showed a cool sponging technique using hand made stencils on my card last weekend. Clicky to see that or scroll down.  :)

Stamps: Papillion Potpouri (SU)
Ink: Crisp Canteloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder (SU); Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers (Distress)
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (SU)
Accesories: Thanks Script (Mama Elephant); Hearts Framelits (SU)


OttawaMom said...

Love all those butterflies in those pretty colours! Another fabulous card!

KayM said...

Wow! What a beautiful card Heather! All of those butterflies are just lovely!

wendi said...

Pretty card, love the butterflies! It love how the inspirations make us think outside of the box! Thanks for including Stanpin Celebration in your crafting!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER lovely Heather!! Photo inspiration aways gets me too!!!

MezzoKat said...

Love the idea of using butterflies instead of balloons, Heather.