Saturday, June 6, 2009

Enjoy the Moment

I found some Heidi Swapp ghost butterflies buried in my stash, so I pulled one out to play with. I also had these unloved pearls that I wanted to use. When I ordered them online, I thought they were pink, but they weren't really the right shade. The other day I realized they're very close to Melon Berry, so this card was born.






I always do pearls or rhinestones up the middle of my butterflies, but this time I added some antennae, too. I think it turned out pretty cute.

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Stamps: Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: PTI white, October Afternoon dp
Ink: Melon Berry (PTI)
Accessories: ribbon (PTI), Heidi Swapp ghost butterfly, pearls (Kaisercraft), corner rounder punch

42 comments:

Pat said...

Wow fabulous as always! And i love the way you've done the butterfly, it's really well done and the pearls are pretty. The antennaes work too.
Hugs xx
Pat

~amy~ said...

super sweet Ann...I have ghost shapes in my hoard too..hmmm...I don't think that I have butterflies..I have hearts and stars...

Aimes said...

Those pearls certainly match with the melon berry beautifully! Love that butterfly shape and using the pearls for the antennae looks very cute!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Laurel said...

Beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous!

StampinCathy said...

OMGOSH!!! This is just beautiful and love that fabulous butterfly. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty card! Love the polka dots and the ghost butterfly!

AUsome mom said...

Beautiful card Ann. I love the combination of colors. The pearl accents are fantastic! Hope you're having a great trip :)

Stamp and Smile said...

Just the CUTEST! Love your butterfly details... YOU ROCK! See ya soon... :) Michelle

Pat (mspfd) said...

How creative..... Love the antennae! Super card, Ann!

Gi Gi said...

LOVE the colours on this one. So simple and elegant! Great work on this one.

Yvonne said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous, Ann! Love your clean and simple style!!

Julie said...

I am new to your sight, a friend told me about you. Your cards are simple and very beautiful!
Julie

auntangie said...

I love the color combo. I never would have thought to use pearls on butterflies!

Lisa Graves said...

Such a cute card!

love2stamp said...

Pretty card! I must get some of those clear butterflies! I like how you added a touch of elegance by using the pearl embellishments... very pretty!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

I love the simplicity of this card and yet so elegant with the ghost butterfly and pearls.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is great Ann, love the simple design and the ghost butterfly!

Janine said...

This is really quite lovely!!

Karen Lee said...

Ann what a lovely card! Isn't it fun to find little goodies in our stash that we forgot about!!

hugs, Karen Lee

virginia said...

Ooh an so very pretty I have never seen these butterflies.

Deanna said...

So pretty Ann!

xiumaiyuki said...

Simply beautiful! I love the touch of pearls on the butterfly! The pink just pops out beautifully!

Gina said...

Love the pearls! i think I have some of those shapes, maybe I need to pull them out and play too.

Becky Sorensen said...

This is a very sweet card. I love how the butterfly just is there!! That is really cool!
hugs,

Susan Raihala said...

Love the antennae! What a pretty card overall, with the colors balancing just right.

Becky Carafa said...

Ann, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love the melon berry with the gray dp, and the pearls are just perfect!

cricketeew said...

got to love it when you find stuff you forgot about! :)

AUsome mom said...

CONGRATS ON YOUR TOP 30 AT 2S4U!!!!!!!! You so deserve this and I'm keeping my fingers and toes crossed for you for next week too:)
You go girl!!!!!!!

Marti B said...

How clever - a camoflage butterfly! Love the colors!

Lyn S said...

Pretty card Ann, the pearls are a nice touch.

JoLynn said...

Oooh, I love the Heidi Swapp ghost stuff. This butterfly is right up your alley, Madame Butterfly. Beautiuful card.

Lisa H. said...

sooo pretty! love the melon berry with those grey and white polka dots! gotta find me some of those butterflies!

Elizabeth said...

Very pretty! Love the colors!

Allison said...

Lovely ghost image and that paper is awesome!

Belinda said...

So pretty!

Mouse40 said...

Clean lines in your card just fascinates me:)

Elena said...

What a beautiful idea to add this clear butterfly! Love it!

JenMarie said...

LOOOVE this!!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Gasp! LOVE this! faubulous use of that ghost shape!

(-: Heidi

berta said...

how elegant!!! very beautiful!

berta said...

Ann, please teach me to fasten a bow so beautifully :)
I like it so much, but I can't do it :(