August 18, 2011

Looky Looky here, a card I forgot to post while doing multiple challenges with my sister Barb. Did I tell you she is crazy... about making cards. My dear sister is an amazing artist... that is right artist. Painter extraordinaire, Digital Scrapbook star, and designer, she makes the most amazing elements for her new Silhouette. Her new love however is making cards. She combines all the above most days and truly inspires me. I think this was the last card we made together my last day visiting with her.

This card is for the 365 Challenge-Day 167-Super Sketchy Sunday.

I brought a new 6 x 6 Stella and Rose pad, I love love love it. So much that a couple of the pages I also brought in 12 by 12.. again shopping with Sis in Kelowna. Can you tell that I had the most amazing time,  I might stop going on and on one day soon :)

Anyway, this card was so fun to make and easy too because it seemed to just flow. I did not take a lot of craft supplies on my trip but I did make sure I brought my The Stamps of Life binders. It seems the more I use these stamps the more I love them. With this card I used my butterflies2build set and hip2be stamp sets.

I started with my papers, measuring them all out. Next was the main focal point which I made the butterfly, I stamped it multiple times then cut it out and embossed it using clear embossing powder. I use my Versamark Dazzle to give an under lying sparkle. I also popped the bottom part up to give it more dimension. I finished with the the flight path which I stamped them used a Gelly roller Clear Star pen to add a touch of glitter to each dot.

I have been doing so many challenges lately I wonder if I am going to make something off the top of my head :) without a sketch to follow. Maybe I will make that my goal this week.

Supplies: Cream and turquoise cardstock, Designer Paper-My Minds Eye, The Stamps of Life-butterflies2build and hip2be, kaisercraft pearls.



  1. love the colors used for this card...another awesome card ...yes that sister of yours is so talented ..but her little sister(Nina) is not far behind. Have a great day


  2. Hi Sis,

    You are making me BLUSH big time! Ok,so I admit that I have been an artist for a few years now but YOU were the person responsible for creating this artistic addict for cards. You put it perfectly when you spoke of these cards being mini canvases - and I'm so glad you inspired me.

    I think what I love most though, is being able to card with family - you and its sweet that we have inspired others in our talented family and circle of friends. It brings us closer together.

    You've taught me some great techniques and I love your style.

    ♥ Sis

  3. Love this card Nina! The butterfly is so cute. I have some of this great paper as is wonderful. Sounds like you two were definetly busy in the card creation department :) Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. ohhhh this is such a gorgeous card!!!!!