Saturday, February 26, 2011

SCH says Inside Out!

Good morning bloggers! Today we are asking you to show us not just your beautiful card from the outside but take the next step and include the inside! Yeah!

I take many of my cards down to a local consignment shop, when I start picking out the cards to take I have to sit down and finish up the inside. Anyone else put off the inside until it is needed? Most times my outside is pretty generic, it could be for a birthday, an anniversary, just to say hello, sympathy or whatever may be needed; the inside is used to personalize the reason I am sending it/or selling it. So this challenge was really good for me. Since we are discussing the inside, let's take a look at the inside of this week's card.

That beautiful butterfly image can be found here.  The designer paper is from a digital kit by Webster's pages, isn't is scrumptious?  It's from the kit Nature's Story. Are you inspired yet to join us with the challenge this week? Go to SCH's blog where you will see each of the Designer's Teams cards this week along with instructions on how to enter, how to win a freebie, how to become a guest designer!!! Go, go now!! Wait, finish looking at my card first!! :)

Now I would like to share a few more photos of this weeks card.
Hopefully you will able to see the layers! I printed the image a couple of times and popped up the butterfly. Can you see that wreath image that surrounds the butterfly, well that is from Graphics Fairy. I masked it into the Webster's pages print to bring focus to the butterfly, cut out some of the flowers and leaves from another printed piece and layered it. I did a blanket stitched along one side of the card. It looks really cool in person!
Another close up, can you tell I love this image!! Ok, enough already! Here is the card front.
Before you leave let me make a suggestion. Although you can see the Design Team's creations on SCH's blog you really miss so much unless you visit the creators blog. There you will find so much more information and a chance to look around at all the amazing talent in this group. I privately think of this group as "The Dream Team",  there is just so much talent, inspiration and imagination in these ladies, I feel quite honored to be included in this group! You can find each blog listed on the side bar, treat yourself!  I would love to hear from each of you as you blog along, thank you for stopping in!! 
    this is the envelope front

      envelope back

I look forward to visiting your site to see your creations!!

From the song Who Am I by Casting Crowns:
I am a flower quickly fading
Here today and gone tomorrow
A wave tossed in the ocean
A vapor in the wind
Still You hear me when I'm calling
Lord You catch me when I'm falling
And You told me who I am
I am Yours, I am Yours

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Shelly's Images - Let's Play with Ribbon
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Creative Creations - At the Bottom of my Garden lives...
CES Challenge - Flowers and Flutterbys
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Heide said...

WOW, Donna.
This is wonderful, Love how you colored the butterfly! So soft and beautiful.
Love the inside as well and the out.

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Mission accomplished. I hadn't seen this card before today and when your blog came up I thought the inside of your card was the card front. This is stunning! I love the soft shades you've used on the butterflies and the pearls are a great touch.

marsha said...

Donna, I need to pick up my jaw - this is just STUNNING! This is truly a glorious creation and I am just dazzled by all the beautiful details! I love your papers, all those fabulous layers, the pearls on the butterfly and those splendid sequins. Did I say how much I love your card? Lady if we're the "Dream Team" i must say you are a dream to be working with!

Shelly's Images said...

Just BEAUTIFUL! I love the layers and details. This is certainly a work of art.
Thanks so much for entering our challenge this week at Shelly's Images

Julie said...

Wow Donna - another masterpiece! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the layers and dimension with the butterfly. Your flourishes are gorgeous, and I love the little well at the bottom of the card. The inside is gorgeous as well. I will miss you all so much. I have loved working with the team. I hope you enter some challenges when time permits.


Sharon Basel said...

Oh my Donna - what a creation this is. So many incredible details where do I start? The layered butterfly is gorgeous with the pearls and I love the wreath idea to give it prominence. The blanket stitch is genious and telling about how much time you put into these magnificent creations. And the inside, well, it's just the crowning touch and delights as much as the front. Beautiful!

glitzygirl said...

Love the colours, the quote and the way you put it together. You really love cardmaking, and it shows. Thanks for taking part in our Alphabet Challenge Q for quotes. Blessings Hilde

Patti P. said...

Donna, I think of you all as the dream team, too! I love all the beautiful things the DT creates each and every week and it doesn't hurt either that the images are so unique and beautiful. I love all the layering in your card and the dp is gorgeous. Love this one!!

kaylou said...

wow this is absolutley gorgeous, love all the layers on your butterfly,thank you for joining our flowers and flutterbys challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

such depth and details...gorgeous..I luv it!

enjoy *~*

Sammibug said...

Gorgeous! Love all the detail! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Shelly's Images this week in our ribbon challenge.

Lisa said...

Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something Challenge this week!

Julie said...

Gorgeous card - so love the papers and your design enhances them but still lets their beauty shine through!! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES challenges this week, Juliex

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous card. The colors are fabulous- I love all of the pretty embellishments.