We are back home in Ohio. Ohio greeted us with a horrible rain storm and of course….gray skies. It was WONDERFUL to lay at the white beach at Destin, staring at turquoise water and blue skies. I miss living there a lot! Hopefully Oklahoma City will be nicer to us then the Ohio weather is. I miss seeing blue skies every day. Two more month…

I created a card this morning for yesterday’s Clean and Simple Rule of Third challenge as well as today’s Color challenge Certainly Bashful Breezes.

I started by stamping the thank you sentiment and double butterfly image from Crafty Secrets Sew Special in Rich Cocoa Memento ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock, that had been cut and embossed with a Classic Circle Nestabilities die. The image was colored with Copic Markers (Butterflies: YR21, 1/5th YR31, YG21, YG23, 2/3rd BG72, BG72, BG75    Background: B0000, B000). The layer was stitched on a piece of Canyon Brown cardstock, cut and embossed with one of the new Floral Motif Spellbinders dies.


The card base is a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Solar White cardstock folded in half. The bottom corners were rounded with my Corner Chomper.

A 1 3/4″ x 4″ piece of Early Bird Cosmo Cricket Paper strip was stitched to a 4″ square of the same paper pack. The bottom corners were rounded and May Arts Organdy ribbon was tied around the strip before the layers were adhered to the card base.

The image layer was adhered to the card with dimensionals. Stardust Stickles over the the butterflies and a Recollections Pearl swirl finish off the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

13 Responses to “Butterfly Thanks”

  1. such a classy and elegant design, Beate! gorgeous card!

  2. Welcome home! Beate. Although you haven’t been missing in blog land – LOL!! Sorry the weather isn’t too good. But nothing compares to Florida…does it?
    Your card is lovely, especially those sweet butterflies. I love the stitching around your sentiment circle, too xx

  3. Yes, Classy is the word. Welcome home & thank you for sharing your wonderful creation. ;0)

    Traci Lord

  4. Such a pretty card. Love those sparkly butterflies and that ribbon is lucious!

  5. Hope the horrible weather has cleared up by now!
    Beautiful and elegant card Beate! Love the stitching around the circle. Great lay-out!
    Have a great day, Jose

  6. Mmmmm…love this one! Especially the way you have created and added the butterflies.

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You amaze me!

  8. very pretty, love the sparkle on the butterflies and how you added one flying away, pretty papers and pearls too! I bet it was hard coming back to doom and gloom, it’s just been bad rainy weather lately, hopefully by the time you move all these bad storms will be gone 🙂

  9. very beautiful, i love butterfly

  10. Lovely card and colors, and those butterflies are beautiful. Know what you mean about Destin I use to live driving distance to those beaches. Sounds like your moving and I understand that too as we are getting ready for a move to the Atlanta area….change is good, at least I keep saying that 🙂

  11. Welcome home girl! Hope your vacation was wonderful!!!
    Your card is gorgeous! As always 😉

  12. Just beautiful, Beate! I love the pearl flourish. . .how pretty!

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