8/04/2011

Make it Mondays - Green Elegance

Happy Thursday! I was able to finish a card for this week's Make it Mondays challenge during nap-time today. I tried to make it very elegant:


Ha, can you tell I love the Damask Design pp? For this card, I spent a lot of time adding the machine sewing. To make sure that the stitching around the mat stack 1 die negative looks neat, I turned the wheel of the sewing machine by hand. This way I was able to control it better. The background is stamped with Textstyle 1.


The butterfly is die-cut from the last layer, then I added layers of butterflies that I die-cut from vellum.


Love this reverse layering technique using dies! You'll find the video about it here.

I hope your day is beautiful! Thanks for visiting!

Hugs and Love,

Vanessa

Supplies:
Everything Papertrey Ink, except for:
Pearls: Prima Marketing

13 comments:

Magirk said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors and the prints, and the ribbon and butterfly are such delightful touches. The stitching is fabulous! ;-)

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful card! The Damask paper really makes a gorgeous background for the elegant butterfly!

Elena said...

it is so elegant! I love the stitching and the vellum butterflies - beautiful job!

Aimes said...

Mmmmmmm you know me and my love affair for green, Vanessa! You really hit my weak spot with this beauty! Not only with the glorious green but with that fabulous vellum butterfly too - fabby!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Judith said...

Lovely card, love the sewing ,well worth the extra time it takes and that butterfly is gorgeous.

Kara said...

really pretty..love the butterflies!!

donna mikasa said...

No matter what color, everything you make has a touch of elegance! Love this!

Barb said...

So pretty and yes, elegant! Love it, Vanessa!

Simone said...

This is so beautiful Vanessa. The greens are just so pretty and I love that cut out - so elegant :)

Dawn said...

very elegant Vanessa.

tinadotcom.com said...

Die Karte ist fantastisch, Vanessa. Das Grün gefällt mir wahnsinnig gut und der Schmetterling ist ein perfekter Hingucker.

Ganz liebe Grüße, Tina

Tracey McNeely said...

Amazing colour scheme, so much patience with the stiching. Beautiful card.

Alice Wertz said...

so very pretty and elegant. can't believe you stitched around that shape! beautiful ribbon treatment, too! beautiful card!