Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fusion Butterflies

Even though I found my ideas slow to translate to paper this week, I was lucky to make several cards that I absolutely love - you know that feeling when it turns out exactly as you'd hoped? This one, inspired by the current Fusion challenge, is one of them:


Supplies: Martha Stewart butterfly punch; PTI sentiment; Versamark; Stampendous White detail EP; Ranger enamel accents; Tim Holtz ruler & piercing tool; embroidery thread; lots of vellum




I punched out 16 butterflies & adhered them with a teeny dab of my Quickie Glue pen, just enough to keep them from sliding around. I then used my Tim Holtz design ruler to pierce the stitch lines. The sentiment strip ended up wanting to be over one row of butterflies (you can just barely make them out under there in the full-size photo). The enamel dots were made on a scrap piece of acetate, and then when they were dry I glued them onto the sentiment strip. 

I was inspired by the photograph this time around:



*happy crafty sigh*
xoxo,
Jessi

21 comments:

Lee-Anne said...

Hello, Jessi...no wonder you are so happy with this card...it is such a beauty! Love the stitching! Thanks for your kind words on my blog. It really means a lot to me!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Wow, I love this one! Stunningly beautiful design!
Hope, you're fine! Ulina

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!
Lynn

Karen Petitt said...

OMGE Jessi, this is just so GORGEOUS!!! A really stunning card and how you kept those butterflies straight is beyond me and I used to sew a lot! Really gorgeous, love it! x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So elegant! I just love this and that you hand stitched it makes it even more special. Awesomesauce!

Dana said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous!! I love the stitching and butterflies!! So elegant!!

Andrea W said...

Stunning white on white card! Everything is just beautiful.

Carol L said...

Those white butterflies are simply fabulous! I love the stitching and embossed sentiment! NJ!

Lindsey said...

Yep, that's beautiful. And I always love vellum. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that is SO beautiful!! I just LOVVE white on white cards. Lovely, lovely work :)

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your tone-on-tone butterflies Jessi - FABULOUS!
So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!

lostinpaper said...

Perfect my friend!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You have my permission to sigh so deeply over this stunning creation, Jessi, that you fall off your chair in a faint! It's THAT spectacular and it's almost what happened to me when I saw it and I didn't even make it!! Hugs, Darnell

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome card Jessi, no one would think you were having a creative block. love your take on the sketch. fabulous card.

Chris D. said...

Way to turn your nojo around, Jessi! This card is absolutely stunning!

walchowDesign said...

This is a winner to me, Jessi! Absolutely lovely with so many butterflies with neat stitching! Love the enamels too!

Cathy Weber said...

I love the stitching on this white masterpiece...love all the soft vellum. I was thinking you had machine stitched it...it was that perfect!

Asha said...

A thing of beauty, Jessi! You should be proud. Love those enamel dots.. MUST get some.
xxx Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

~Tammy~ said...

I totally 100% struggle with white cards. However I totally LOVE them! I just can't make them, but they are some among my favorites and this is GORGEOUS and a new fav of mine of yours! :-)))

Greta said...

Super cool card, Jessi! You should be proud of this beauty!

Debbie said...

All I keep thinking is "Wow!!" This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!