Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Of butterflies and a flower...

Here's my take on Kazan's sketch at 2S4Y. I loved the sketch and the new DT (including Sankari and Cheryl) are awesome! I loved their takes on the sketch... And as soon as I was done drooling over their beautiful cards, I decided to try my own too. ;-)

I kind of liked this card for a few reasons:
1. 2S4Y is my *favorite* sketch blog (sigh!!!...)
2. I love bling and there's loads of it on my card...
3. I used some new supplies that came in the mail yesterday ;-)
4. I added some dimension by creating layers (and I love layers)

So, here is the card from this lesser mortal ...

I have used a glitter and a plain frame in the centre; I curled, embossed and layered some Itsy Bitsy flowers to create the central focal element ;-) (big terms!!)... I also layered the butterflies to create a 'fluttering' effect.. Finished off with some 3D outliners, stones and micro beads.
Oh, by the way, I also dry embossed the edges of the beige card stock (not visible in the pic)...

Here's a closeup of the flower:

CS: White and beige CS from stash
Others: Glitter and plain blue frames, flowers and butterflies from Itsy Bitsy, stones and microbeads from local craft stores, 3 D outliner from Hobby Ideas
Tools used: Fiskars trimmer, Shilpi embossing stylus



  1. Pretty card Smita,i especially like the glitter around the flower...and yeah the dry embossing is vaguely visible in the picture.
    The wedding invite is just WOW!! I love the envelope the most..

  2. soo pretty!.. luv the beautiful "blingy" card! :D

  3. I agree with Juhi, the envelope is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I save all these envelopes and wedding cards-- I still have yours and Richa didi's! Ma refused to give it to me initially coz she wanted to keep them but I begged and pleaded and she finally agreed :D

    Which reminds me, we'rr going for that Ajab Prem movie right now, so I'll mail you the recipe later..sorry for the delay!

  4. Beautiful projects - I love the flower for the 2 sketches one.
    big hugs
    Enfys x

  5. You have been busy, love them all, and about your question...yes I just give my cards away no problem, love to made new one;)

  6. Loved the bling factor! So glad u take up these challenges! :) I am Inspirationed ;) lol.. I meant inspired

  7. gorgeous work! love the colors and sparkle!

  8. Great job with the sketch!


  9. Smita this is gorgeous - all that bling - you put a lot of work into it and the results are fab

  10. Fabulous card! Love it, it's perfect! Hugs Nilla

  11. this is so very creative and beautiful...have a wonderful day!

    enjoy *~*

  12. This is gorgeous! Love the bling! :)