There is a park about a mile from my home, called Rand Park. Every summer, civic groups in our community adopt a flower garden in the garden area. Last time I was there I think there were 20 gardens. This card was inspired by a photo I took of a butterfly in one of the gardens.
For my card I tried to make a hot pink and yellow flower out of mulberry paper. I used a couple of different flower dies to cut the hot pink. The yellow center was done by quilling a fringe. At first I thought one flower would be enough for my card, but it didn't feel finished so I made two smaller ones with yellow brads in the centers. I used the butterfly from Mark's Finest Papers set called Daffodil Greetings. I wanted it a little bigger than the stamped image, so I stamped it and scanned that into my computer using Microsoft word. I then enlarged the butterfly. I could have used word to make it smaller as well, but I didn't know that I wanted to make smaller butterflies when I printed it, so the butterfly in the right hand corner is the original sized butterfly from Daffodil Greetings and the itty bitty one is from Mark's Finest Papers set called Scenic selections. I made this card for my daughter as she starts her second year of college. I used the sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers set called Be a Showoff. Friday is move in day for her, and I am going with her to help her unpack and get settled in. I think the burlap and lace makes a great background don't you. If you would like to see close ups of this card as well as the photo that was my inspiration you can see them on MY BLOG
Date: Friday, August 23, 2013 GMT Views: 1045
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 22267
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 8:17 AM
Marilynn, I'm still picking my jaw off the floor! This is incredible and yes, the burlap and lace is fabulous. Who would have thought! Your butterflies always amaze me. Your ability to make them look so real is unsurpassed! Thanks for sharing you fantastic creations.
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Fri, Aug 23, 2013 @ 4:11 PM
Your lace and burlap are an interesting and pretty combo! I love the butterflies with the pretty flowers and it does look like your picture..I can see why you were inspired to make something like that lovely garden.