Friday, September 18, 2015

Autumn Paper Garden with Butterfly

Here's another card I made with the sillhouette stamps of Paper Garden, September's Stamp of the Month. I wanted it to be a thank you card for a dear friend I don't see nearly enough. She started out as a customer about 10 years ago, but quickly became a true friend as my sister in Christ. We share so many interests, including stamping and cards.

This time I wanted to use autumn colors, three panels of silhouettes, and a butterfly that I colored with the three inks on sponge daubers: Saffron, Goldrush, Pomegranate, and Poppy.  I inked around the edges of the butterfly with Black ink on a sponge dauber, then added black opaque pearls. I used Shin-Han Touch Twin alcohol ink markers to add shading to each stem and parts of flowers to add more dimension. The background of each stamp was stamped with Bamboo. I tied Poppy Thicker Twine around the card to finish the fall color theme. The sentiment came from the cardmaking stamp set from the Hello, Life National Stamping Month special.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
Bastel-traum #33 - Thanks
Bloggers Challenge - Flowers
Crafting Musketeers Challenge #29 - Autumnal Colours
QKR Stampede Challenge #157 - Three's a crowd
Really Reasonable Ribbon #126 - Orange you glad it's autumn with ribbon or trim
Scrap and Craft Inspiration Challenge #13 - butterflies
The Artistic Stampers - Things with Wings

Thank you for visiting. May God fill your heart with His love so you may share it with others. May He  bless you with priceless friendships!


Suzi said...

A wonderful autumnal card, love your butterfly and the colour choice. Thank you for sharing with us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration. Good luck! Hugs Suzi x

Pirjo said...

Love how you turned of those three flower papers and use of these autumn colors! Wonderfull butterfly, too. Glad to see you could join the QKR challenge!

Inky Kitty said...

This is a lovely card, really like the autumn colours. Thank you for joining in the challenge this month at The Artistic Stamper.

Martina said...

Absolutely stunning card! Love the colors you used and the layout it great!

Thanks so much for joining us over at Bastel-Traum!

xo, Martina
***Ms. Jagoda***

Brenda's Card Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love the fall colors and the butterfly finishes the card perfectly! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede!

Brenda DT

Marie Richardson said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us over at Crafting musketeers challenge blog.
Good luck with the challenge.
Marie DT member

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card. I love how you have done 3 of something. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

marta szymanska said...

ooo amazing Autumn colours ! love it. Thank you for joining in with us at Scrap & Craft, Good Luck

Anonymous said...

What a fun and creative addition to our challenge. Thanks for Playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.