Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I Still Get Butterflies When I See You

Hello everyone!
 Today I would like to share a couple of CAS cards with you.  For me, I think CAS designs can be a little challenging... I want to keep adding more crafty items to my card! LOL!  But, I love how these turned out!  Very clean and very simple to make... because I used my new Hero Arts/Sizzix- stamp & die cut set...  so NO fussy cutting going on here! :)

I stamped the butterflies onto watercolor paper in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then watercolored them with only Mustard Seed Distressed Ink... depending on how much water I used gave them their monochromatic colors... then I used the matching dies to cut them out!  The base of the cards were embossed with the CB Everyday Greeting folder and the sentiment  is from MFT.  I also dyed my seam blinding with the same Mustard Seed Ink... and to finish them up I colored the pearls with a Copic marker, I wanted to make sure they were nice and colorful!

Well that's it for now...  enjoy your day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Challenges I would like to enter:
A Gem of a ChallengeEmboss it
Card Makin' Mamas- Clean and Simple
Craft RoomMonochrome
Crafty Boots- New (new stamps & dies)
Inky ChicksBecky's Bingo (die cuts, bow & pearls) 
Make it Monday- always Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly- Tie up your loose ends (add a bow)
Penny Black and More- Love is in the Air/no digis
Simon Says Stamp and Show- What are you Known For? (bright & colorful cards)
Whimsical Designs- All about Love


Pia S said...

Your CAS cards are SO beautiful - you've got the amount of elements just right! Your butterflies are lovely in yellow and orange, and they look great against the white, embossed background. You nailed it with these ones, Tammy!

Danni said...

Love, Love, Love!! These are just fabulous and did I mention that I LOVE these!!

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous cards Tammy. That embossing looks fab and the colours are stunning
Thanks for sharing with us at a gem of a challenge
Hugs Kelly

jimlynn said...

Tammy, these are knock dead gorgeous!!! Love the CAS design and those butterflies are awesome! So pretty. Love that embossing folder too. Beautiful cards!

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tress said... pretty! The embossed background with the pearl centers add so much to the card without taking the focus away from the butterflies. Very lovely!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. Fab butterflies and I love the little matching pearls in the center of the flowers.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Pooja said...

Wow ! The butterflies are amazing ..!Glad I came across this card on MIM !

brenda said...

A lovely creation and perfect for our 'Love is n the Air' theme Tammy and I love the fresh zesty colours.

Thanks so much sharing your inspiration with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x said...

Fabulous CAS cards. I love the embosssing and the butterflies are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Such beautiful CAS card! Simple breathtaking! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Ribbons” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Heide said...

These are just so pretty! Love the saying and your beautiful butterflies. Saw you on MIM.
Hugs, Heide

Bunny said...

I saw it on MIM. The watercoloring and the bling is really beautiful on your card.

Sue said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Tammy! I love the embossing and the way you've added the pearls… so classy and elegant… and the butterflies and bows are just perfect! :-)
Hope you are well
Big hugs
Sue xx

Josephine said...

These are beautiful - so elegant too!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

Tamie said...

Totally gaga over the embossing on this card. Great details of adding the bow at the bottom and oh the butter flies are awesome. FAbulous CAS. Sure glad I saw it over at MIM and popped on over for a closer look.

Sandra said...

Stunning bright and beautiful cards! Just want you're known for! Fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Hugs, Sandra

shelly said...

beautiful card tammy awesome job on the coloring :) thanks for sharing with us at WCC we sure hope to see you again :)

Silli said...

So very pretty Tammy...
BIG smile!
Tammy- you are my Riley winner...Congrats!
Please send me your address and your Riley wish (One retro or ohne Funny bones sentiment)...
BIG hugs girl!!!

Maria said...

So beautiful and elegant! I love how you've coloured the butterflies with the distress ink, they're really eye-catching. Thanks for joining in with our Monochrome theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the prize draw.

Maria x

Tracy said...

Just beautiful, I love the embossing

Thank you for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week x

Desire Fourie said...

Tammy this is just awesomely beautiful. So love the happy sunshine colours.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Anonymous said...

Oh my word Tammy!!! These are totally STUNNING!!! Love the butterflies and warm colors!! :) Excellent job with CAS...and I'm loving it more and more now!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... This is such a fantastic card. Love the beautiful embossed background and the gorgeous butterflies. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week... :)

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful CAS spring card, those butterflies are fluttering with color and texture. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.

Brodders said...

Great card :) Thanks for playing along with us at PTW - Good luck.

Desire Fourie said...

Tammy, thought I will let you know, just in case you have missed. Your beautiful creation has been a pick of the week by one of the design team members over at Make it Monday. Well done.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

susiestacey said...

Pretty cards love the butterflies.
Thank you for joining in the 'Love is in The Air' challenge over at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x

Ira Huberts said...

What a delightful card this is Tammy! Your butterflies are awesome and stand out beautifully against your wonderfully embossed background! Thanks for your sweet comment, take care, Ira xox

Sarah said...

Ooooh they are beautiful Tammy - love the butterflies.


Joanne said...

Tammy, these are absolutely beautiful! Such vibrant colors on the butterflies, so pretty! Love the embossing too! I enjoyed looking at your other recent creations, lovely all of them. I really like the Hazel one, too cute! Aloha & hugs, J :)

Davi said...

Gorgeous job on the CAS Tammy! The pretty butterflies on the white really pop..I love it ;)

Susan Flynn said...

Its fabulous what a good idea to have the butterflies over the embossed flowers its really effective.

Thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

Shannon White said...

Wowie!! These are just CAS and Fabulous! Miss Tammy! Love the Pretty Pretty butterflies and Sweet sentiments too! 8-)