Monday, January 9, 2017

White Butterfly Get Well Card

The Heart 2 Heart challenge today is called Season of White.  I think that's appropriate because outside I've seen white snow everywhere for days. Usually that would make me create a card with everything white. But this time I think it influenced the pale colors of this card, white "snow" dotted background, and white butterfly. I also find that my eyes long for color, flowers and butterflies when all I see outside is WHITE!  I'm trying to make an entire set of get well cards because sub-freezing temperatures and the arrival of flu in our area reminds me that someone will need encouraging!

For the background I chose the Rustic Home Fundamentals kraft with white dots. All of the images were cut using CTMH Cricut cartridges. One thing I love to do with foliage, flowers, and butterflies is to only add some liquid glue in the centers and bend up many of the edges for more dimension. The leaves (Flower Market) and bamboo colored flower centers (Artistry) used Oh Deer papers and the pink flowers used the pink watercolored designer paper from Calypso.

The inside has one of my favorite verses of encouragement for strength:

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness." 1 Corinthians 12:9

I used photoshop to combine a digital sentiment from Sweet n Sassy Stamps, "Amazing Grace," and a butterfly from Bugaboo's "For You From Me Flower Block" that I got long ago. My technique was to use the Magnetic Lasso Tool to roughly outline the butterfly to copy it. I did have to resize the entire image by half  first (which increases the dpi)  and lower the resolution to 300 dpi by clicking on Resample Image in the Image Size screen in order to get the right fit for the 300 dpi sentiment. If the resolutions don't match, the butterfly would have been way too big.

Thank you for visiting! May God keep you warm and safe from flu and winter's ailments!

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #193 anything goes/optional twist-totally technical
Catch the Bug Challenge  - anything goes
Craft for the Craic - Pick Me Up - I made this card to encourage someone who's sick
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - January anything with patterned paper
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Challenge #64 -  include a butterfly (Yay! butterflies in January!!)
Heart 2 Heart - Season of White
PDE Linky Party #154 - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #264-265 - anything goes that's family friendly


Haley D. said...

So pretty! I love kraft and white together, and the pastel colors add a sweetness to your card. Thanks for playing @ H2H!

Lisa Lara said...

great texture and dimension.

Creaine said...

Very nice work! Thanks for joining us at CCC Digi Creations. Good luck.
Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the pastel colors with the Kraft. Thanks so much for sharing with us at PDE Linky Party! -Lori DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Your pastel flowers and butterfly are quite stunning with the kraft dotted background...beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart, and please join us with the rest of the January challenges and become a H2H Addict.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Vickie!
I really like this combination of white and kraft. You've done a lovely job. Thanks so much for sharing your sweet card in our challenge, and have a blessed week.
Word Art Wednesday

Chana Malkah said...

Very soft and so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Anonymous said...

oh it's so pretty!!!!! Jen ~ Heart2Heart Challenge DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Gorgeous use of dies on this get well card!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)