Sunday, August 22, 2010

Lacy Flowers and Butterflies

The colors for this card come from this week's #43 challenge at the Play Date Cafe--dark green, light green, and turquoise blue. There is lots of layering and a great Penny Black stamped image. I had ordered some seam binding and it arrived just in time to add a little to this card. I also added a couple of my handmade butterflies, which qualifies this card for the challenge at Crafty Creations.
Thought I'd try out a few other new challenges too. I'm always looking for somewhere fun to play.
For Fun Challenges--1 ribbon, 2 DP's, 3 embellies
Stampin' for the Weekend--Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away--With Wings
Flutterby Wednesdays--1 part sparkle, 2 parts DP, 3 parts buttons or gems

Paper: Recollections Summer Flower, Coordinations cardstock, My Mind's Eye 29th Street Market, White cardstock
Stamp: Penny Black Lace Flower
Inks+: Memento Bamboo Leaves, Summer Sky, and New Sprout
Tools: Martha Stewart Arch Lattice Edger punch, Cropadile
Miscellaneous: seam binding, Kaisercraft adhesive pearls

Not sure what's up with the photo. I took a ton of pics and everyone of them made the card look like it's bowed out in the middle at the top and bottom, but it's straight as it can be. If I knew more about cameras I could probably fix this. ☺ Hope you enjoy the card anyway.


  1. Hello Tracy!! I saw your message in youtube and I came to visit you right away!! Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog!! you made my day !! Thank you!!
    I am in love with your work Tracy!! these card is lovely!!
    All your work is stunning!!
    Thank you so very much Tracy for you encouragement words i really appreciate it!!!!
    Big hugs to you!!

  2. Hi, Tracy. I love this card, it's so elegant! I think you could join Flutter by, too, just check the recipe. Hugs. Miria

  3. This is almost ethereal Tracy, love the use of your soft colours, it's very pretty!
    Hugs, Ira

  4. Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

    **I've got some polka-dots candy on my blog, feel free to take a look**

  5. It's gorgeous Tracy! I love your butterflies! Also love the addition of the seam binding!...Nancy :o)

  6. How pretty! Wonderful use of this weeks colors. Beautiful butterflies and ribbon treatment. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  7. Oh this is a beautiful card! Love the soft summery feel! Thanks so much for playing along at Crafty Creations this week.

  8. Beautiful card, Tracey. Lovely layout and colours. Many thanks for joining in with For Fun challenges this week.
    Amelia x

  9. I just love your butterflies!!

    This is so pretty Tracy, great job!

  10. Very pretty! Love the panels with the multi colored flower. Glad you joined us this week at the PDCC.

  11. Very elegant card and beautiful color combo. Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
    "Hugs" Carol

  12. Very Beautiful ... the butterflies have come alive! Thank you for joining us at For Fun!

  13. What a stunning card Tracy, I love the colours and your butterflies are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Days Away, good luck with the challenge x

  14. Doing my rounds again! I admire how quickly you are popping these cards out...your a pro now. I really LOVE that ribbon technique you've used on this card, I'm going to give that a it!

  15. Really pretty card-so nicely done-like a summer breeze:)

  16. Just lovely, Tracy! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

  17. What a beautiful card---love your border punch and ribbon threaded through it:) CLEVER! I also love that flower image (3x)!! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

  18. This is so stunning, i love the images and those gorgeous butterflies :o) Thanks for playing along with the SFTW challenge and good luck :o) Kate x


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