Monday, November 18, 2013

Butterfly note cards

Good morning everyone!
I wanted to pop in today and share a couple of blank note cards... I plan to make a few sets and give them to family and friends for Christmas.  For this particular set I made 3
of each color.

To start, I splattered distress ink on the base of each card with a toothbrush... I used watercolor paper for the base of the cards because it's nice and heavy. I stamped the image (Tim Holtz) and butterflies (Hero Arts) onto watercolor paper in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and painted them with distress ink.  For this card I used Broken China...
and on this card I used Mustard Seed...
I went a little crazy with the splattering on this card! :)
 
The image is framed with black cardstock and I used matching dies to cut out the butterflies... and there you have it, super easy note cards!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you soon!

Challenges I would like to enter:
4 Crafty Girlz-Anything Goes
7 Kids College FundAnything goes (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Stamp)
Cheerful Stamp PadWings
Delicious Doodles- CAS
Dream Valley- Clean and Simple
Allsorts- Make a Gift
Flutterby WednesdaysOpen + Butterfly or Fairy
Jo's Scrap ShackAnything Goes
Make it Monday- always Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time- Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday- It's a Mystery- what tool did I use for the splattering? 

37 comments:

Janice said...

I so love these TAmmy, just perfect for gift sets, so pretty. Jx

Debs said...

Simply stunning!
Debs xx

Wendy L said...

Great gift cards, thanks for joining the challenge at Allsorts this week, xxxx

Claire said...

WOW Tammy, these are absolutely stunning - gorgeous colours and a great gift idea. Hugs, Claire x

Loz said...

Gorgeous cards and colors Tammy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Pia S said...

Two gorgeous cards, they look totally different even though the designs are the same. Love the effect of your toothbrush technique:)

Jennie - The Crafty Wife said...

What a sweet gift this will be for a lucky someone. I love the stamps and butterflies too. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful cards, the butterflies are gorgeous. thanks for playing along with the Cheerful Stamp Pad for the angel wings challenge

Lisa S. said...

These are fabulous!!! Love the colors you used and those butterflies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday Tammy.

Michele said...

i love the beauty and simplicity of your work with color schemes. just gorgeous. thanks so much for joining the "angel wings" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

brenda said...

Your notelets really are lovely and perfect for our theme this week.

Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful cards I saw them at MIM.
Hugs Julie x

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at www.7kidscollegefund.com

Karen

Davi said...

Tammy your notes are really Beautiful Beautiful!! I love the image and colors and how you just colored the butterflies! The splattering looking perfect with the image too! Your family will love those for gifts :)

Hazel said...

Two beautiful notelets and in lovely colours. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Tammy these are gorgeous.
Love the variation in colour.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sue B said...

Wow! these are gorgeous Tammy! I love the design and colours… the splattering is so pretty… they will make a perfect note card gift set!!
Hope you are having a good week
Big hugs
Sue xx

Jackie W said...

Oh, gorgeous! You had me at distress ink! ;) Fantastic design and stamps! Just became your newest follower!
Jackie

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Wendy McCarthy said...

Very pretty cards, love that splatter effect! The blue butterflies really 'pop', they're great! Spotted it on MIM xx

Kathy said...

Gorgeous! Love the look of the splattered background. Such pretty pops of color with the butterflies, too. Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesdays.

*Vicki* said...

These have a WOW factor to them Tammy!! I think they're gorgeous and I love the toothbrush splatter idea! :) Thanks for sharing! HUGS

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning cards Tammy, love them.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Sandra said...

Gorgeous! Love the monochromatic cards. And so cool that you used a toothbrush for the splatters! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Hazel said...

These are beautiful - love the colours you've chosen for both cards. Thanks for sharing these lovely cards for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 73 'angel wings' - Hazel, DT x

jimlynn said...

Love the splattering on these. I still need to try that although I'd probably have splatters everywhere.
The butterflies are so pretty and what a wonderful idea for a gift.
Lynn

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant pressie idea,love the images and different colourways and love the splatters-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
carol DT x

Renee Butchart said...

Your cards are beautiful Tammy! I think my favorite is the yellow one. Saw you on MIM.
Renee (#90)

Monika Reeck said...

Those butterfly from Hero Arts is my fav stamp too dear Tammy..love both version and nice color combo you have choosen...great card both...and nice splatters too...

I see your card on MIM ...I would be glad if you like to see my card on my blog too and leave me some love..my card is #40. Thanks before and big hugs, Monika

Ingrid Mason said...

Wow Tammy, I'd love to find a set of these cards in my Christmas stocking ....what a thoughtful and beautiful gift. I'd love writing my notes in the knowledge that my loved one would be a be to share the pleasure that I'd received from special note cards. Good luck in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Heide said...

Beautiful, love how the butterflies pop. Saw you on MIM.
Hugs, Heide

Lisa Winnard said...

Beautiful. Love the black and white background then the splash of colour. Lovely. Lisa OSAAT DT

KOScraps4u said...

Hey, saw this off of MIM. I love the blue and the black. Love that the butterflies are the focal point. Love this!

Tracey said...

Wow Tammy, so beautiful! The butterflies really pop. I love the blue one. Thanks for playing along with us this week at OSAAT, hope to see you back again soon.
Hugs, Tracey (DT)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow! What a gorgeous collection of cards! Those butterflies are oh so pretty and I love the splattered backgrounds! Thanks so much for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

crafty-stamper said...

just popping back to say -thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
carol DT x

Vicki Romaine said...

Your card(s) is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing on the "Angel Wings" challenge at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous CAS card and thank you for sharing it with us at Dream Valley Challenges.
Good luck.
Hugs Sharon. x