Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Shabby Butterfly Card

My card today is for a challenge I just found, The Shabby Tea Room. It's a great source of inspiration if you like the vintage shabby style like I do. The challenge this week is a photo inspiration of a quilt. I followed the color scheme and the squares on the patterned paper resemble a quilt.

I used Layers of Color's Flutterescent set. If you love vintage images, Layers of Color has the best around and they're beautifully hand drawn by the owner, Laura Campbell. They have an SNR Group where you can find lots of card samples and a generous discount code to the LOC store.

The text background is a download from The Graphics Fairy. The papers are Webster's Pages and the sentiment is SRM Express Yourself Mother's Day stickers.

I made the flower thingy. It's my 2nd attempt, but I think I will keep practicing because it allows me to use up ribbons I haven't used in awhile. I found a spool of old binding seams and that's what I used here. And guess what it matches one of my favorite cardstock colors, GinaK Designs Cranberry Tart.

Mother's day butterfly
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23 comments:

  1. oh, nina!! the shabby tea room is a perfect match for you and the cards you love to make!!
    i just found it the other day but have yet to link up...
    this mothers' day card is beautiful. classic nina!!

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  2. Beautiful job on this....I love this look, only wish I could do it better. Your flower is perfect.

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  3. This is gorgeous, Nina! I love the vintage style and the beautiful papers, trims and flower!

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  4. Very pretty! That butterlfy is perfect fort his card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

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  5. gorgeous card, nina!-and your flower is awesome!

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  6. Beautiful Nina!! The ribbon flower is gorgeous!

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  7. This is beautiful! Love the colors and the sweet design. Great use of that Webster's paper. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

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  8. So shabby and pretty! I {heart} that butterfly and ribbon flower! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week. I hope you can come back again on Monday to give our next challenge a try too :)

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  9. Nina--you did it again! Great card:)

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  10. Very pretty Nina!!! Gorgeous dp!!!

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  11. Love your lace, Nina - it's popped up a few times recently and I keep noticing it!!beautiful card, too :-)

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  12. So pretty, Nina! LOVE that lace!!!

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  13. PURE GORGEOUSNESS Nina!!! Love you butterfly card!!! Hugs ~S~

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  14. This is beautiful and a true testament to your inspiration. I'd love to see more of those flowers.

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  15. wow! what a gorgeous card, Nina! you do shabby chic so beautifully! i love love love this! =)

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  16. Great take on the inspiration quilt! Very Shabby Chic!

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  17. This is so gorgeous, Nina!! I love how you used the DP. The ribbon flower looks fabulous...thanks for the inspiration!!

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  18. Great shabby Nina. that flower packs an extra punch. I really like the deep color, sewing and all the distressing!

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  19. Hi Nina - this is gorgeous! I love that flower and the lace with the Layers of Color butterfly!! Great colours - love the depth and warmth you have created with this shabby 'work of the heart!' Thank you for inspiring Nina - it is always a pleasure to visit!
    Linda LOC Design Team

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  20. Nina, You do shabby perfectly! And I don't see that you need a bit more practice. You flower is incredible. And your card is stunning!

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  21. Love the colors on this one Nina, Beautiful!!

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