Sunday, May 22, 2011

Kissed Butterflies

Oh, what a busy weekend, but I did get a chance to check out the Less is More challenge yesterday.  I made a couple of cards for the challenge last night and I've got a few minutes to get them loaded before I'm off and running again.  Whew, retirement is a busy way of life!

Anyway, the Less is More challenge #16 is to put a Butterfly or Butterflies on our card.  I had lots of butterflies on my cards last week and wanted to do something a bit different for this, so I dug into the stamp drawer.   Here is what I came up with.

I used the "kissing technique" on these butterflies.  First I inked the stamp with Rich Razzleberry then I "kissed" the stamp with the uninked little flower in this set.  It removes the ink where it "kisses"and leaves a little pattern.

The Stamp-a-ma-jig was a big help in lining up these little flutterbys. After I had them stamped, I used the Black SU Marker to color in the body and antennae.

Then I wondered how they'd look in yellow...

This is a little more casual looking and I love the black, yellow and white together.  I probably should have left off the spritzing though.  Sometimes less is more!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  For All You Do, Oval All
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (card 1), Daffodil Delight (card 2), SU Marker (Basic Black)
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black
Accessories:  Stamp-a-ma-jig, Ticket Corner Punch, Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Corner Rounder Punch, Basic pearl, Color Spritzer Tool

I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  Thanks for the visit.




Rita said...

Both cards are just Stunning Bonnie. Hugs Rita xx

Pauline said...

Two fab cards, and wonderful texture too.

Shirley said...

I needed inspiration and this is where got it. I am in love with your first card, even thought the second is very lovely too!

Susan said...

Bonnie, two great cards, but I think my favorite is the first one. You know, I'm in love with that embossing folder! I want to use it on everything!! LOL!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous cards ever!
I'm not really a yellow person but Im really drawn to the yellow version
It's so striking, think I agree about the spritzing.
Thank you for your entry and loyalty
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

Beryl K said...

Two beautiful cards, I love that ef
Beryl x

Jo said...

These are beautiful cards Bonnie, I particularly love the colours of the butterflies on the first card. Jo

Zoechaos said...

Elegant and stylish, love them. XOXO Zoe

Benzi said...

Great cards, Bonnie! You do CAS so well. I love both...of course, Rich Razzleberry is one of my favorite colors and the other one brings a lot of sunshine with it. Good job!!!

Vicky said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie! I love the kissing technique you've used, gives such a fab effect!
Hugs, Victoria ~x~

Kathyk said...

Love them both (FABULOUS technique too) but I DO love the sunshine yellow with the black


Carol said...

Both beautiful cards, Bonnie! Such wonderful reminders that Spring is finally here!

Emily Keaton said...

Your kissed butterflies look amazing, Bonnie!! I have yet to try that technique, although I don't know why. Yours are so pretty!!

Aileen said...

Super cards. Love the kissed effect on your butterflies. x

Vicky Hayes said...

Your kissing technique butterflies are gorgeous Bonnie - in both colours although the Razzleberry ones have the edge for me!

Lynne said...

Both of your cards are fabulous.
Lynne xxx

mustavcoffee said...

Totally gorgeous, love the kissing technique and your colour choices are lovely:0) xxx