Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Flower and Ferns

Seriously?!?  Eighty-three degrees in Iowa in mid-March!  All I can say is Wow!  I, for one, am loving it.  The windows are open and the fresh air is pouring in giving my home a crisp, clean smell.  Is it okay to admit that I'm looking forward to our first spring rain, too?  Talk about a clean fragrance.

Anyway, today's card is for The Paper Players Challenge.  The challenge was to create a clean and simple floral design.  I pulled out my Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and got to work.  Truth to tell, I just had fun with this one.  I actually designed it in my art journal first then, transferred it, with a few changes to a card.  Even though the butterfly is a punch out, I really think the eye is drawn first to the flower.  I went with all Rich Razzleberry so it would stand out.

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics, Kinda Eclectic; Inks:  Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding, Rich Razzleberry, Tuxedo Black; Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Elegant Butterfly Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive

The inspiration for my design came from The Paper Players Challenge.


Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. I love your CAS collage card Marsha - the Rich Razzleberry definitely makes the flower stand out. I love the touch of dimension with the popped up blue butterfly too. Thanks for joining us for our CAS floral challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks, Joanne! It was another great challenge. I've been making a lot of flowers lately. I'm so glad Spring is just a few days away.

  2. What a beautiful card, Marsha! I love how you layered the images and added the perfect pop of dimension with the butterfly Thank you so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players! :)

    1. Thanks, Anne Marie! Loved the opportunity to play along at The Paper Players.