Love Bugs & Vintage Butterfly

Hello, hello~~ Hope your week is off to a great start! Here are a couple of cards that I made using stamps from Purple Onion Designs.

I used the lovely butterfly from the Love Bugs set for my first card.

I stamped the butterfly on PTI's Stamper's Select White cardstock twice, colored one body then cut and embossed the piece with a Standard Circles Large die. It's then matted with a piece of patterned paper cut using a Classic Scalloped Circles Large die before I stitched the layers together. After coloring the other one only on the wings, I cut them out and popped it up with foam tape over the circle die cut one for dimension. Some Star Dust Stickles was then added to the wings for a little bit of shine.

The patterned paper is from Everyday Flair 6x6 Designer Paper Pad by My Mind's Eye. The sentiment is from Hero Arts.

I used the biggest butterfly from the Vintage Butterfly Set for my second card.  I stamped it with Ranger's Jet Black Archival Ink then inked the it with wild honey and barn door distress inks before trimming it out. The butterfly is then covered with Star Dust Stickles then further decorated with pearls.

The background patterned paper is from this sheet from Ladies & Gents collection by Webster's Pages. The paper edges were distressed then inked with vintage photo distress ink. I couldn't resist but adding a bit of the beautiful bloomer on it as well. =)

That's all I have for now. Don't forget to check out the fabulous stamps at Purple Onion Designs! =)

Have a happy day and thanks for stopping by!

for the "Love Bugs" card:
cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamp: Purple Onion Designs
clear stamp: Hero Arts
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye
inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Ranger Jet Black Archival
coloring medium: Copic
button: Papertrey Ink
glitter glue: Stickles
dies: Spellbinders
die-cut machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
other: sewing machine, thread foam tape, foam squares
card size: 3 1/2" x 5"

for the "Vintage Butterfly" card:
cardstock: (kraft, white) Papertrey Ink
rubber stamp: Purple Onion Designs
patterned paper: Webster's Pages
inks: Ranger Jet Black Archival, Ranger Distress Ink
trim: Webster's Pages
pearls: Recollections
other: sewing machine, thread, foam squares, edge distressed
card size: 4" x 4 3/4"


yyam said…
These are so pretty! :) Love the colors!
Joy said…
WOW! Alice your cards are real stunners, I saw the butterfly one on POD blog and was in love with it and now seeing the other one that you created is so ROCK girl! Hugs!
Karen B. said…
Your first card is so dang cute and pretty and the second provides so much beauty!
Susie said…
Both cards are really awesome. I'm saving the first one to use as inspiration for the design.
Kelly Booth said…
LOVE these cards both of them.....s perfectly done my Friend!! xoxoxo!
Sparkplug17 said…
What darling cards!
Tiffany Ervin said…
I love how both designs are so different, from the whimsical butterfly to the more vintage looking one, so beautiful!
Brenda said…
Alice! These cards are so beautiful! I love that cute doodlebug, it's bigger than what I had imagined, which is great! And that Butterfly card, oh my! Super gorgeous paired with those lovely papers!
Elizabeth Allan said…
Alice I love how the cards are in two different styles! Beautiful. Hope you are having a fabulous week!
Danni said…
Be still my heart, I think I'm in love! LOVE these cards...especially the butterflies!! :)
Maria Therese said…
So cute cards ♥ Love that little smiley butterfly ♥
Natalie said…
I especially love that first card!! Adorable. Thanks for inspiring!!
Stamping Cafe said…
Yummy cards, Alice! I'm in love with your Vintage Butterfly one, love all the yummy Webster's Pages goodies and your fabulous inking! Lots of hugs, sista!
Helle said…
both cards are beautiful, but i really love the first one! the button detail is spot on!
Virginia L. said…
These ROCK!! LOVE LOVE them!
Beate said…
Both cards look wonderful!
Hugs and smiles
Courtney K said…
love the glittery wings on the cute butterfly!

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