Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Butterfly Style for Our Creative Corner

Hello there! OK, I have to admit...this card has been made since early last week. Our Creative Corner is having a Design Team call to "show your style" and that was my motivation for putting this one together. I have been SO hesitant to submit it, because after all was said and done...I just wanted to make sure it was good enough to submit. So...no looking back...I'm going to "just DO it"! Eeek! :) 
When it comes to "my style", I'm still trying to determine what that really is. Usually, I think it has a lot to do with those cards that come together really easily when you make them, or the ones that make you happy when you finally see the finished product. This card did both for me. I made two cards a while back with a color combo that I loved and a sketch that immediately inspired me when I saw it. This card is a "hybrid" of both of those cards. Click HERE and HERE to see them. 

I know, I KNOW...I'm really using that butterfly punch I recently purchased. I promise, this will be the last card with the butterflies for a while. 
So, back to that style-thing...I guess mine includes fun colors, lots of shapes and textures...and bling! I love details. Sometimes I obsess over them. But that's not necessarily a BAD thing, is it? :) I knew I wanted to make this card for the DT call and as I got it finished, I liked it so much and decided to make 7 more of them to share with a swap I participate in every month. I used a recently retired set, Punch Potpourri, simply because I was hooked on that stinkin' butterfly. Haha!

Here is the inside of the card, with another stamp from the same set:
So, there you have it. Thank you so much to the gals at Our Creative Corner for the opportunity to apply to their great team. If you have never visited their site, go there NOW! There is some awesome inspiration there. Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a very HAPPY day! :) 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Punch Potpourri and the sentiment from Apple Blossoms (both ret. hostess sets)...also Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret.) for the corner of the inside of the card 
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise Classic ink 
Paper: Vellum, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry card stock
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder, Square Lattice Embossing folder, my beloved Butterfly punch,  Boho Blossoms punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding, Signo Uni-Ball White Gel pen, Basic Rhinestones, Sticky Strip and Stampin Dimensionals
Non-SU! Accessories: circle and scallop circle dies


  1. I love your bright style and, more than anything, the details that you always add to each card! This is definitely a Anne Marie card ... gorgeous in every way! Good luck!

  2. Beautiful card, Anne Marie. Love the colors and the butterflies. They are so lovely.

  3. I love your style and I think you have nailed what that is. I also love the butterflies, they are my favorite and they look great with the bright colors. Good luck on getting on the team, your cards are wonderful.

  4. What a beautiful color combo! Wow I wouldn't think to put those colors together. Don't put that butterfly punch away for too long...I've been enjoying the cards you've made with it!

    Good luck!

  5. Good luck on the DT call Anne. THIS IS GORGEOUS!!! Wonderful colors, design, and those butterflies are perfect!! LOVE IT.

  6. Should I get excited! Is this for *our* swap....inquiring minds NEED to know LOL!! I LOVE it though Anne Marie...everything about it is FAB & I hope you get the Design Team spot! Have a great day!!!

  7. Oh please don't stop using that butterfly punch.... I's my favorite one out of all the ones out there. Your butterfly cards always look so stunning.... Love how used used vellum on them here.... such softness!

  8. Anne, EVERYTHING you do is more than good enough! LOL

  9. Your card is beautiful and I love your style. The colors you used are so fresh and pretty. Good luck with the DT call!

  10. You are awesome AM! Love this creation! Good luck my friend!

  11. Wow, that's a keeper for sure, AM. Great color choices, textures and so many layers ... it would have been such a waste NOT to have entered your creation.

    Give that little Emmitt a squeeze for me too.

  12. Good luck! You are so talented and inspirational!! Love the butterflies and all the detail you put into all of your cards!

  13. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie, absolutely love the 3D butterflies and love all the layers ....
    Best of luck on your submission!!!

  14. Oh this is so you!!! I love your layers and details... absolutely gorgeous colors too. Hugs,

  15. LOVIN' your style! This card is so fun and gorgeous! I love the layers and those butterflies 'love it'! Great job on the challenge. Sorry it took me so long to comment, I've been having major problems with Blogger...Thanks for playing with us at the OCC! Good luck with the DT call!

  16. I love everything about your style - even if sometimes it's not defined OR it changes up. I don't think I have a style b/c I try everything...but who really knows!! lol

    I adore this card. Keep using the butterflies - because they work and they are great :)


  17. What a beautiful card. Simple and elegant, the colors are so pretty, the burgundy really brings them together and the textures of the blue and white background are awesome!

    Have a great day!

  18. Love the colors and the butterflies! So many beautiful details.

  19. Love this card. I love butterflies and these are fabulous. Great colors also.


  20. What a stunning card! Love it!!!


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Anne Marie