Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Inspired!

Yesterday, I was checking out all the fab cards in the Hero Arts Flickr pool and I came across this gorgeous one by Agata! I love the way she white embossed one of the frames from the Luscious Frames set! I knew I had a similar set somewhere around here, that I had never used. After rummaging through my clear stamps, I found it. . .yay! It's called Three Floral Frames.

Inspired by Agata's beautiful card, I created this one:


I white embossed the Envelope Pattern on the kraft card base and did the same for the frame. Then carefully cut it out to add to the card. The three butterflies were stamped with a light blue ink onto white cardstock and also cut out. Because of all the embossing on this card, I'm entering it into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #16.

I don't normally do two blog posts in as many days, so if you missed my long, skinny card yesterday, with lots of Copic coloring, click here or scroll down, if you like.

I'm loving my time off from work. Beautiful, sunny day today! I'm heading outside soon to enjoy it.

Thanks to Agata for her wonderful talent and inspiration and thank you for stopping by!

Have a beautiful day! :)






21 comments:

Brenda said...

That's beautiful Barb! I love those soft blue butterflies! (I am not having much time to comment lately on the FLickr site but I am trying to get to everyone's blogs, so forgive me if I am quiet on Flickr!)

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your embossing is beautiful Barb! I love the background and the frame. Such a stunning card! Enjoy the sunshine. :)

Virginia L. said...

SO fabulous that you were inspired by Agata! I just saw her gorgeous version and I also like how you interpret it!!BEAUTIFUL embossing you did! So glad that you play with us in CAS-ual Fridays!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful white embossing with the envie stamp on the kraft! Love the matching label and the butterflies too!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Barb this is beautiful on kraft cardstock. Love how you have you butterflies positioned - happily floating!

Sue said...

Love your muted colours Barb; a mix of both warm and cool shades creates a mellow mood, I love your version of Agata's card, the frame is a pleasant change to see.
Butterfly's always look wonderful on cards.
Smiles:)

Donna Bowman said...

LOVE all that white embossing!! Great design and a really beautiful card Barb!!!

Kathy said...

LOVEEE this card, Barb! Agata's card is beautiful and you've just captured that card gorgeously.

joy said...

This is such a pretty card, Barb! I really like that frame you used and the butterflies - well, you know I love them!!

Will be watching for your card to arrive :*)

Lynn said...

You are rocking the blues this week! Love the envelope background and the pretty butterflies!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous! The blue and kraft is certainly striking colors together, love this! So glad you are enjoying some time off!

Simone said...

This is so beautiful Barb! I love the white embossing on kraft its so stunning! Such a gorgeous card :)

Dawn said...

LOVE this Barb... has all my favourite things... butterflies, flowers and the envie pattern stamp! Glad Agata inspired you

Maureen Morton said...

Great take on a lovely inspiration, Barb. I love the softness here with the colors and the touch of ribbon. Butterflies are special and these are super-sweet. I have never tried embossing with the envelope stamp - good idea! Have a great day.

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

sheila said...

ummmm.....perfect? yes, I think so!

Michelle said...

Love the soft color combos and the stamps, especially the label! Yoy could se this design for any occassion!

Karen said...

What a great take on Agata's card! Love your background, the frame and butterflies just bring it all together beautifully.

Jacqueline said...

Love the kraft with the soft blue and that label is gorgeous!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely embossing on kraft and love the white with the blue accents. Beautiful card. Glad you enjoyed your time off work.

donna mikasa said...

Love all the white embossing--so pretty!