Monday, March 24, 2008

Use it up!

My friend Mishie always says "use it up!". If you have a piece of paper on your desk, use the whole sheet in one sitting and then you won't have piles of scraps everywhere! So, I am taking the advice of the pro! Ok ok, so I didn't use a FULL sheet, but a half sheet is way better than a small strip, right?

I found this layout over on Splitcoaststampers as part of the Sketch Challenge (#147). It worked perfectly with the tulips and was so easy peasy to put together!

However, once I was done with the card it seemed to need one more thing. That one thing to make it pop. And there on my work table was my new Posies for You set. (see, sometimes it pays to not put things away... as is evident by the background of my picture! LOL).

The little butterfly was the perfect addition! I stamped it on the back of my designer paper, which is yellow and then created polka dots using my Ranger opaque white pen. Then I attached it to my card with just a speck of glue so the wings are loose, and added a dotted line to show it's little flight path.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Hero Arts, Posies for you (Anna Wight for Whipper Snapper Designs), SU!
Paper: Chatterbox, PTI, SU!
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic markers, Copic multiliner pen, Ranger opaque white pen
Misc: Nestabilites, brads, sewing machine


Shannan Teubner said...

Love it!!

chelemom said...

These are so pretty! I think I need to employ this "use it up" idea! Instead of having piles and piles everywhere! LOL!

Heather said...

AMAZING as always, HB! WOW!! I love that butterfly - PERFECT touch!

Dottie K. said...

Just beautiful. Tulips are my favorite flowers and I love this stamp. I'm going to have to look for it. Love the color combo and that butterfly adds that special touch. :)

Chris M. said...

Love, Love love your card - you are awesome!!!!! The butterfly is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Great cards! And Anna's butterfly was just the perfect finishing touch!!

Bevie Pearl said...

Your cards always and I say always bring a smile to my face.
I love is always a sign of spring when I see them starting to I am gonna say......Looks like spring!!

Vicki C said...

Oh.. those cards are SOOO beautiful and SPRINGY!!!

Maria Jesus said...

i love your cards with tulips, my dh is from Holland,so as you know that is the land of Tulips.

i came from Michelle's blog.

very nice


Otter said...

love love love the little butterfly!!

Stefanie Staniak said...

I need to learn that "use it up" technique - it sure works for you and these cards are wonderful!! Perfect to make multiples of and keep in your stash!