Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches: So Kind Butterfly

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell.


In my first Stampin' Up new catalog order, I got the entire array of butterfly stamps and dies - so it was an obvious choice to plop a butterfly on my card!  Plus - my new favorite color is Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder so that was clearly meant to be the butterfly.

FMS So Kind

After those choices, the card evolved.  I originally had a black and white patterned paper along the edges with a white panel and large sentiment.  It was pretty good, but as I was dealing with a large tower of paper that kept tumbling over on my craft desk, toward the bottom I spotted an unused pad of vellum that Stampin' Up offered for Sale-a-bration this year.  I thought it would be good to add a backing to the butterfly, but then I saw the pattern with the cute little flower stems along the bottom and this card was born!  (Maybe I need to keep my desk out-of-control messy so that I have other happy accidents!?)

Be sure to check out what the other designers have done on the FMS blog and also browse more of Jen's work at her blog, I Create.  Then I hope to see you play along!

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The vellum is the Stampin' Up Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack which, sadly, was only available for Sale-a-Bration.  

18 comments:

~amy~ said...

so very pretty!

Amy O said...

It sounds like your desk isn't messy -- you just have everything organized so you can see all of your options. I love the vellum on this card -- perfect for the beautiful scene you've created.

Happy Dance said...

In love all over again! I'm so glad you had this 'happy accident' with your papers!! That flowered vellum is the absolute perfect accent to your sweet butterfly. And her pretty colored wings with the vellum are just gorgeous. This is so pretty. Just love this card. Bev

Linda Callahan said...

Wow I have this vellum and just haven't figured out what to do with it! This is gorgeous! Love the watermelon butterfly with it!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Jen Timko said...

I wish my desk would create works of art like this!!! Happy accident indeed. What a pretty card!

HJ said...

Such a pretty card with the watermelon butterfly that just makes it pop. I love the vellum.

Karren said...

These vellum papers work perfectly with that gorgeous butterfly! Fabulous use of the sketch!

Nora N. said...

Wow!! This is so pretty!! I love the pretty vellum that you used!!

Deepti said...

Oh my gorgeous!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Kim! I love those colours together! That butterfly is gorgeous! Love those flowers! So elegant!

cm said...

Applauding the 'happy accident' that lead to this card's creation! Stunning...and you know I'm swooning over that gorgeous butterfly...
~c

Cindy Lovell said...

Stunning card,Kim!! Beautiful colors!! I love the big butterfly and the vellum pattern is so pretty!!!

Sheri Gilson said...

Beautiful card, Kim! Love the embossed background and velum layer!

Jen Mitchell said...

Happy accidents like that are the best! I've been on the fence about the butterfly stamps and dies and I think this card may have tipped the scales in their favor! Gorgeous!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Totally gorgeous! I love these colours together combined with those stamps and butterfly!

Cindy Hall said...

Mmmmm. This card is so gorgeous. I love your happy accident and you've reminded me that I have that vellum and mine's unused, too! Such a shame, right? I love your choice of colors and that layered butterfly is awesome.

Rita Wright said...

So lovely, Kim. I love the pop of color from the butterfly and the vellum you used is awesome!