Saturday, May 21, 2011

Less is More - week 16 - butterflies


......and so this week is butterflies ............ or butterfly! I went for three - two teeny punched ones and a bigger pop up punched one. I cut them all out of a lovely gold glimmery vellum that I've had forever and often take out just to look at! I made the sentiment in Publisher and I think it's the beginning of the signature tune to a tv programme that was on in the 70's (called appropriately, "Butterflies"!)  OOOOOerrrrr that shows how old I am - I remember it so well. Now I can't stop singing it. I printed on to ivory pearlescent cardstock and embossed as soon as it came out of the printer ( something I quite often do as my sentiment stamps are very limited and I love the effect of embossing) I punched out the corner and edges with  Martha Stewart punches and now I have a quandry. Should I punch out the back of the card to match. What do you think?

Ok that's it for now - I've still got lots of ideas 'flitting' (sorry couldn't resist that) around in my head so no doubt I'll be back with more. Off for a day out - probably to Shrewsbury - and maybe a pub lunch - so see you later!

Just to add, this is a cover for my pink Expression that a lovely lady on e-bay made for me. Isn't that bow cute?

36 comments:

Mandi said...

Oh gosh Di, was that the 70s YIKES!!!
don't remember of course ha ha ha
One of the 'boys' is Mark in Corrie isnt he.
You can tell I don't remember it!! lol

You're card is very pretty, that sentiment is FAB. Think it would stand alone with just a butterfly too, quote dramatic!
Thank you so much for entering
Diva LIM mandi
Less is More

nicky said...

Love the cutting out on the card.
Nicky

Jean Straw said...

A very pretty card. Jean x

Sandra said...

love the card and sentiment Di, enjoy your "Pub Lunch"

StampingStace said...

Love the edging, its soo pretty. Lovely card.
Stacex

Doris said...

What a great way to use your edger--I never thought of using mine for just one corner and the two sides. It's absolutely gorgeous!

Linda said...

I must have caught the re-runs of those...but I have the song in my head too now! Lol!

Love the card. Those deep edgers are fantastic - gives it a delicate look. And great tip about the sentiments. Gonna keep that in mind.

Linda x
(Crafty Distraction)

dutchstamptramp said...

What a stunning card, love how you did the edge!

Jan said...

Gorgeous card, I love the punched effect. xx Jan

Jo said...

Yep, got the theme in my head too now, lol. It's a beautiful card, fab use of the punch. I'd leave it as it is to be honest, may take away some of the impact if you punch the back as well. Only my opinion though :o) Jo

Kathyk said...

Lovely card and punchwork

Kathyk

Lynne said...

Gorgeous card. Love the punching and that sentiment is super.
Lynne xxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Very pretty and I love all that punchwork.

Hugs, Sandra My card is HERE!

Faith A said...

Beautiful card, love the punching and how you have placed the butterfly in the sentiment

Rita said...

What a Stunning card , I love it. Hugs Rita xx

Liz, said...

That border...what a fab idea! Gorgeous card, Liz x

Ruth said...

Beautiful card...I love your punch!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous with the lace edge~

Diane said...

Very pretty with all the details!

Susan said...

Love that punched edge! I think I would punch the back too. VEry elegant!

My name is Wynneth said...

Such a pretty card, your punched edges are an inspired touch !
hugs
wynneth
x

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card
Beryl x

Zoechaos said...

lovely card beautiful edging. And thank you I can hear that tune all day now! XOXO Zoe

Ruth M said...

Gorgeous, such a pretty card! If it was me, I wouldn't punch the back, I like the white contrast peeking through.

Pauline said...

Love that wonderful punched edge!

Kathleen said...

Pretty card.

Kath x

Sue said...

I remember that programme too Di. Scary. Love your card, the border is beautiful. I didn't know you could emboss from the printer - will have to try that. Sue.x

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous card with that deep punched edge! I'd leave it just as it is!

Kellylouj said...

Wow this is so lovely, I love the punched edge so amazing x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello Di, Gorgeous card, love the pretty border, it's really filigree. I too watched those programmes, such nostalgia, wonderful:0) xxx

Suze Bain said...

Oh for goodness sake, now I've got that tune in my head! Lol. A very pretty card, love the punched border. xx

Hazel said...

Lovely and a beautiful punched corner. I wouldn't punch the back as well as it might detract from the front. Hazel x

Chris Arlington - Canada said...

so feminine! Beautiful! thanks for the embossing tip. Never even occurred to me.

Lisa A. said...

How pretty...love the punched border...very delicate looking...lovely:)!!

Reggirl said...

So pretty, love the cut-work.

GoonerGirl said...

Gorgeous card I love the punched edge to the card.. Chris x