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Monday, September 21, 2009

The Queen of Diamonds

Springboarded from a Cuttlebug session where I was Cb'ing a bunch of panels which launched me into butterflies, which brought me back to my old deck of playing cards, wherein this card evolved. I guess you get the idea that I have a hard time staying focused! Here is card trick number 6 (see earlier posts for previous "tricks"), and probably one of the quickest cards I've made in a while. Stamp collage background on pale gold cs, sponged with the same inks I stamped the images with: Memories Sepia, Port Red, Brown, and Black. The butterfly is from Sizzix and only mounted in the center to make the wings free. Corner punch: Emaginations; stamps: EK Success, Stamp Happy. Glossy Black card face. Now, I've got to do some real work: Laundry!
my hand


RosesMarijke said...

How beautiful is this card!!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I am loving this that butterfly and the background is just awesome and just so inspirational.

Lorraine x

Sandra1968 said...

A lovely card!
Hugs, Sandra

Sue said...

Great Butterfly! Card is nice.
Have you thought of a Queen Bee?

Rica said...

Hi Martha, hope you are well!!
This is one STUNNING card.The background is fabulous and that butterfly is awesome - love it.
hugs Heather xx

mueppi said...

Your card is wonderful!!
Hugs Gisela

JanJ said...

Wow - what a fantastic idea! Love it!

Jan xx

Tammy said...

Oh, your card is wonderful! I love your butterfly!! Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Tammy x

Karen B said...

You are way too creative!

Linda said...

That is beautiful! I love re-purposing things.

Marilynn said...

Is that the butterfly you got at Art Glitter? Looks beautiful.

stephanne said...

You've said that this card was quick to make, yet, it looks fantastic, my quickies don't turn out so hot, I must confess. Love the butterfly and the vintage feel of the overall project. Wonderful work :)