Monday, April 6, 2009

Lavender Birthday Butterfly


One of the ladies that I work with asked me if I would make her a lavender birthday card for her friend. This is card attempt #1, that I made tonight, but I'm not sure that I'm completely happy with it. I don't know what it is about making cards for other people, but I always seem to get stumped for ideas when they specifically request one. It's like I all of a sudden lose my mojo. Anyway, I think I'll try another attempt tomorrow night and see which one she likes better. I think I'll try some patterned paper with the other one. This one just seems too plain for me...I dunno, I know you're always you're own worst critic.

By the way, I used my new Making Memories paper trimmer for this card. This is the first full card that I've made with it and I have to say that so far, I love it! It gives such nice, clean, straight cuts and no blade-wobbling at the beginning of the cut. I'm super happy with it! Finally, I have a good cutter! I feel like a kid in a candy store I'm so excited! Ya gotta love new crafty toys! lol :)

Well, I think I'll turn in a bit early tonight. I'll be back again tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Thanks for stoppin' by! :)

Supplies:
Stamps: Wild Vines (Technique Tuesday), Happy Birthday (Studio G)
Cardstock: Lavender (Bazzill), Flat White (CRS), Jet Black Linen (CRS), Vellum Cardstock (SU)
Ink: Perfect Plum (SU), Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Tools: Classic & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, AquaPainter (SU), 1/8" Dimensional Squares (EK Success)
Embellishments: Sheer White Ribbon (Michaels), Gold Butterfly Lines (Peel-Off's)

3 comments:

Pam said...

There is nothing plain about this card...it is just beautiful. But I do understand about being our worst critique...I am the same way.

MrsETaylor said...

Very pretty as usual J. Love when you use butterflies.

Tracy.H said...

We are all so hard on ourselves. This is beautiful Julie! :0)