Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Authentique Paper and Freshly Made Sketches


Once again I needed to make a sympathy card.  I decided to let this beautiful paper by Authentique provide my inspiration and focal point.  I chose to color just a few butterflies and cut them out and adhered on top so they look like they are floating there.  I did use my Stardust pen to add glitter to all the butterflies - just to dress it up a little.  The card is a 5 1/4 inch square.


The design of the card is based on the weekly sketch from Freshly Made Sketches - the idea is to be clean - I never know if I can accomplish that.  I do try though.  


I also used the color challenge from Authentique paper for the month of June.  I do love their paper - it has such beautiful weight - and it is double sided - the back side is always a nice plain color - which is so wonderful to have for stamping or layering.  I used papers from their 6 x 6 pads from two collections - Carefree and Fresh.  


Well I must head to bed - I am tired and my kitchen is a mess.  Potluck at work tomorrow and I tried a new chicken salad recipe - I sure hope it is good.

8 comments:

Ivanka said...

Beautiful card Barb! I love the pop of orange butterfiles.

Linda Callahan said...

This is lovely! The orange butterflies are fabulous!

Ann Schach said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you colored some of the butterflies. It was the perfect touch! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches!

Traci said...

What a beautiful card for such a sad occasion. I am sure the person receiving it will be so grateful to get such a beautiful and thoughtful card. Traci

Jen said...

What a pretty card. I love that you chose to color and pop up a few of the butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lyndal said...

GORGEOUS card, lovely pop of colour - the butterflies look FAB!

Marlena M. said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you made the butterflies POP.

Christa said...

Great pops of butterfly colour.