Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Less is More...Just One Word

I decided to use a leftover butterfly from another Less is More challenge for this Just One Word challenge...in a butterfly kind of mood.  I made the first one, but wasn't sure about the border of butterflies, so then saw a layout from a challenge that gave me the idea to use the butterfly in yet another way for the second card.
 You can see how I made the butterfly HERE...then I used a butterfly border die from Memory Box and a sentiment from Inkadinkado.  Popped up and layered on purple card....4" x 7"...the total die is rather long.
Thinking that maybe the butterflies were a bit too much, I opted for the single  butterfly with another layout.  I used another Memory Box die for the vines and leaves and an wood impression plate from Papertrey Ink for the card.  I stamped the same sentiment and with an exacto knife, made an inch slit above and below the sentiment.  I slid the vined panel through the slit and added the butterfly.  The sketch that I saw used two pieces, one  on either side of the sentiment,  but I thought the slit was something "different"...just had to try it to see what it looked like.  Has lots of possibilities??!!!  I got cool stamping Christmas presents from my daughters...will put them on the next post:)!!
Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa

10 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Fantastic work, I love your ideea, cards looks just great!!!

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  2. Love these butterflies and the dies! Both of these are wonderful!

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  3. So beautiful! Both cards are really great!

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  4. I love both of these! The second is probably my favorite by a tiny bit because the wood background and your vine treatment look fabulous with the bright butterfly!

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  5. I love these cards - super!! love all the mini butterflies punched out!

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  6. Both of these cards are stunning Lisa, what lovely butterflies!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  7. Both cards are beautiful. And with the butterflies there comes the spring!

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  8. What lovely cards and what a neat crafter you are Lisa! Your exacto slits are exacto indeed! Happy new year to you!

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  9. Wonderful cards. I like them both but the white captures me in the first. The row of border butterflies is very different! Lovely!

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  10. Hi Lisa, Gorgeous butterfly cards, the green and purple together are lovely and yes! I love the slit for the border, NICE!! Gay xxx

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I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa