Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CASEd Card for FBW - Open Challenge

The challenge this week is a favorite - OPEN...anything goes as long as you include a butterfly, angel or fairy on your creation. I am trying to find inspiration - so been flipping through my magazines, checking out blogs and such looking for anything to spark a little creativity in me. I found a card that Dawn McVey did in a Papercrafts Magazine that caught my eye so I used it for my FBW creation.
First off, I'm not too good leaving white space but it's something that I like. I wasn't too thrilled with the plain white so I dry embossed it to give it a little texture. It's a fairly simple card yet it seemed to take me a while to determine the color combo. I used an old ColourQ Challenge for it.

I hope you've enjoyed my card today. Be sure to stop by the FBW blog and link your card so we can all take a look. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Card Details:
Stamps: Basic Blooms Level A Hostess Set from The Angel Company
Ink: VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Embossing Folder, Butterfly & Top Note Dies, Crystal Stickles, Clear Embossing Powder, Ribbon, Button, Scrapper's Floss



12 comments:

Nancy said...

I think you did an excellent job casing this card!! It is beautiful!! I love the sparkle around the edges of the butterflies! The embossing looks great...white space CAN be scary!

Jennifer Shults said...

This is really really stunning! I love the soft stamping on your focal panel and those layered butterflies are wonderful. This is really really nice!

cardcrazy said...

Your card is so pretty, I love the colors and layout!

Tina said...

Very, very pretty! The glitter and swirls are just the right touch.

Anna said...

So pretty, Michelle. Great sketch, and love the bling on the butterflies.

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow Michelle I love this!! You did a great job of casing and picking out colors!! The embossing on the white background gives it that extra texture!! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog today - I really appreciate it!

Jennie Reedy said...

Michelle, such a beautiful card!love the butterflies and the button is the perfect touch!

Mau xx said...

This is so pretty the colours are wonderful together.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog Michelle for my FBW card, I will certainly be joing you again.
Hugs Mau xx

Kristie said...

Great card, Michelle!! I always love embossing backgrounds, white space drives me nuts LOL!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is adorable, I adore the top notes shape...perfect...have a super day!

enjoy *~*

Julie Robinson said...

this is beautiful

Michelle VP said...

What a lovely card and I love the cheery colors you used! I'm going to have to try edging butterflies in glitter like that sometime too. :)