Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hello there!  My sweet blog friend Lisa and I have decided to do the Make it Monday challenge together.  I have been seeing this bokeh look popping up all over blog land.  I saw a card a while back that Betsy from the PTI design team had done showing how to do this effect on a card.  I loved it so much I had to give it a try.  I used the different sized solid circles in Beautiful Blooms II to stamp my background.


Let me just tell you how much of a pain in the butt these butterflies were.  I die cut these things about 4 to 5 times trying different looks until I settled on these.  I die cut the butterflies, embossed with white embossing powder and then added another layered butterfly in vellum.  I originally embossed on the vellum, but that didn't work out so well.  When I tried to slightly curve the wings, the embossing broke into pieces and looked awful.  I am now wondering if they would have looked better if I embossed them in black instead of white.  Sigh


Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist
Ink: Tim Holtz Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar

I played along in a couple challenges:  


The Friday Mashup challenge this week is POLKA DOTS

Make sure to stop by and see what Lisa Henke has created.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

26 comments:

zehra said...

This is gorgeous, worth all the time it took

Cheryl said...

Absolutely beautiful Heather! Yes, sounds like you put a lot of time & effort into it, and it was worth it...so, so pretty! I love the white embossing, and so glad you went that route as it keeps the look very soft and subtle which is nice.

Lisa H. said...

oh, Heather! this is gorgeous. LOVE the colors you used and those dots are awesome. Oh, and your butterflies are, too. The vellum layer is perfect touch of pretty. thanks for playing along with me. What's next?

Ros Crawford said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

So pretty! I've been trying to decide about ordering some cs from PTI. Have you had any trouble with getting orders from them? I've heard horror stories, but I really like some of their things!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful!Love the soft colors!!!Awesome butterflies!!!

Linda said...

This is so beautiful. The butterflies are absolutely gorgeous. Love the soft colors.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so pretty, Heather. I love them in white! They look so soft and ethereal which goes perfectly with the soft pastel circles!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

I love the soft colors you used, awesome!!

victoria h said...

pretty card - love the stamped background.

artful-notions said...

The butterflies are lovely in white. Not sure that black would be soft enough with the pastel background, which is gorgeous by the way!

Mona Pendleton said...

Oh so pretty Heather! Love the beautiful butterflies with all the pearl accents!

Maria said...

I LOVE the butterflies and the effect you achieved for those little lovelies! Your card is so soft and pretty with amazing detail...well done!

Davi said...

Heather this is a beautiful card. The different size dots and placement of the butterflies give it the coolest effect of the butterflies floating thru prisms of light, I really like it!

Melody said...

So so pretty! Love the soft colors with the butterflies.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very delicate and pretty Heather!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Heather. Love the colorful dots in the background. The vellum on top of the butterflies look awesome... gives them such a soft look.

Shannon White said...

So Soft & Pretty Miss Heather! LOVE the Sweet Butterflies and fun polka-dots! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful! Love the bubbles look, and the vellum and card stock butterflies are fabulous! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word! This is GORGEOUS! Love the softness!

Indy said...

You effort with those beautiful butterflies was definitely worth it! So glad you chose to use this week's colors at Cupcake Inspirations.
{hugs}
Debbie

Leslie Miller said...

I think the butterflies look beautiful just as they are. Very soft and dreamy. They are what first made me fall in love with this card. Well, that and the polka dots. Fabulous!

Amy White said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the soft polka dot background and those butterflies are gorgeous with the vellum layer and pearls! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and details, Heather! Love the layered butterfly style. Gorgeous!

sanketi said...

So pretty and dreamy .lovely!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Just came from Cupcake Insp and your wonderful Butterfly with bokeh circle background made the Top 5. Like the white embossing powder look w/ vellum over. Pinning your card to my Pinterest board. What butterfly punch did you use?
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

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