Monday, May 26, 2008

Krafty Summertime Flutter Bys!

You know, everyone has their own favorite neutral -- many like white, several like black, but me? My favorite neutral is kraft! I simply love it and reach for it as often as possible. It just strikes me as cozy, like "brown paper packages tied up with string..."

Anyway, when thinking about what I wanted to do for this month's project parade, I immediately thought to use kraft as a base. The butterflies were stamped twice in each of the challenge colors. One image of each color was cut out and mounted in the center on top of the initial image, with the wings 'fluffed up' a bit for good measure. I also cut out an inner and outer mat layer of each color of cardstock and alternated them in a four-square layout. Finally, the simple, sweet sentiment was stamped in Versafine black on the base layer of kraft.

Between these fun summer-y colors and the fabulous Flutter By stamps, I hope you're inpsired to get your Verve on, and while you're at it, throw in a little kraft cardstock and let me know how you like it! : )

Supplies used:
Stamps: Flutter By (Verve Visual)
Paper: Kraft, Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron (SU!), Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Cool Caribbean, Regal Rose, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron (SU!)
Accessories: Nestabilities

13 comments:

  1. OH I love this card Carole! I really like how you layered the squares and then cut and popped the butterflies! Gorgeous card ;)

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  2. Gorgeous card Carole!! I envy your ability to use Kraft, I have to hid it on my cards!!

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  3. Gorgeous Carole! Love the Kraft with your card...and your inspiration! You'll having me singing that line all day long now!

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  4. Love your card Carole! The layered squares with the butterflies is amazing!

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  5. LOVE!!!! I think I need this stamp set and maybe the flower one as well... :)

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  6. Beautiful card! I am in love with Kraft cardstock, too. I just find it is such a great neutral and fits my style. :) And I can't WAIT to get my new Verve stamps! I'm kind of irritated that today is a holiday and they're just sitting at the post office all alone and lonely. hehe!

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  7. Love love love the butterflies.

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  8. This is just fabulous, Carole!! I am sooo caseing this one!

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  9. Oh wow, it BEEEUTIFUL Carole! I love Kraft also, you did an amazing job with it!

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  10. What an absolutely stunning card. I love how you added dimension to the card with the butterflies. Kraft is my all time favorite too.

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  11. Love kraft paper! This is a great card! These colors are perfect and they look great on the kraft!

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  12. Oh, this is so cute! I love the butterflys. Awesome card. TFS!

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