Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Butterfly Kisses for Retro Rubber #33.....

Hello everyone: I have a card to share with you today for our new Retro Rubber  challenge this week.  With Spring just around the corner, I wanted to change the colors and images a little to keep thinking of warmer temperatures, sunny days, flowers blooming, butterflies fluttering about.....So here is a card that hopefully will send a bit of warmth your way.


This images are from two sets of Stampin Up! stamps and punches you probably recognize. The beautiful Papillion Potpourri stamp set with the Small Butterfly punch came out in 2012-2013  catalog and both are still available.  The equally beautiful Petite Petals stamp set with it's companion punch came out in 2014, this is also still available.
I stamped the images onto Canson water color paper, colored them with the aqua painter and SU markers and punched them out, then I die cut the circles from a strip of white card stock,  using the smallest one from the Spellbinders Nestabilities Circle dies .  The top embossed panel is done with SU "Delicate Designs" Textured Impressions embossing folder, I just love the lacy look of it.
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the sentiment is from a retired Flourishes stamp set called "Tulips for Friends", stamped with Tempting Turquoise ink and it's die cut using the Spellbinders Shapeabilities die set called Ribbon Banners . Here is a picture of the finished inside.


And here is the sketch that inspired this card.



Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you give this fun sketch challenge a try, we can't wait to see what you create in the gallery.  Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

18 comments:

  1. How beautiful! Your vibrant flowers and butterflies really pop; what a great way to use this sketch! Thanks so much for leaving a little kindness on my blog. The mouse image you like is a Stampin'Bella image. Hope that helps!

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  2. Oh Thank you Lee Ann, how sweet of you to let me know where you got that adorable little mouse with his mouth full of candy cane!!! LOL!!
    And thank you for your comment here on this card, I hope you can play along with this challenge, the only requirement is to use stamps older than one year.
    Hope to see you in the gallery.
    Big hugs.

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  3. Maria, we certainly were on the same wavelength this week with our butterflies and flowers. You have added such lovely color, texture and detail to your card! Beautifully done!!

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    1. Yes we did Katy, I guess all of us are kind of waiting anxiously for Spring to arrive.
      Thank you!!

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  4. Maria, this is absolutely adorable, I love all the beautiful details..the butterflies are stunning. Cx

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    1. Thank you Claire, both this sets are among my absolute favorites.

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  5. I love all of these butterflies ! So colorful ! Love this card because it just makes you smile when you look at it !

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    1. Are you ready for Spring, my friend? I bet you are!! I wanted some very fresh and bright colors for this card, thank you for stopping by.

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  6. Oh yummy yummy! Look at those pretty Spring colors! Aren't those butterflies & posies so cute!

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    1. Oh yes!! all of us are so ready for Spring now, my friend!!! thank you Patti.

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  7. I love how you've used this sketch, Maria! Love those gorgeous spring colors!

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    1. Thank you Bonnie, butterflies and flowers are on my mind lately.

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  8. Absolutely wonderful card! I love your interpretation of the sketch to make such a cheerful spring card!! Love it!

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  9. Thank you Debbie, I had fun playing with this fresh and soft colors.

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    1. Thank you Greta, that was totally my intention, all of us can use some Spring right about now!!

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  11. Striking!! I love all of the texture and all of those images! And such beautiful papers - what an amazing card!!

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  12. Thank you Jane, I love using this stamp sets, the sketch gave me the chance to use both of them at the same time.

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.