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 Hello Friends


I hope you all had a good week. I am slowly getting back into the swing of things after being gone almost a month.  Although I can't get over how cold it is here in New York. The wind chill goes right through you.  I hope it warms up a wee bit soon :)

So on to my card for today's Friends with Flair over at Unity Blog. I went with another pink and grey theme today. I got to ink up the Nov 2013 Kit of the Month for this card. I just love this kit especially the sentiments and this butterfly stamp is just amazing.  If you know me you know I LOVE to emboss. It really is addicting. I was in Michaels craft store last weekend and picked up this crazy embossing powder. It is light pink in color with large and small parts of glitter through it and I just had to have it. I wanted to try it out with this butterfly stamp.



 I started off with some white card and sponged distress ink in two different colours. I used the pink Victorian Velvet on the top and the grey Weathered Wood on the bottom. I stamped the butterfly with VersaMark ink and then covered it with this glittery embossing powder. I heated it with my heat tool and then cut it out. The butterfly looked too plain and I think it needed a little something extra so I got some rhinestones but they were not matching the way I wanted them to. So I wanted to emboss them too :) So I VersaMarked the rhinestones and covered them with the same embossing powder and heated them up. They did warp a little but they did emboss pretty well and I put them on the body of the butterfly.

I sponged the sentiment with the same two inks and stamped it straight on to the card base. I glued the body of the butterfly to the card and left the wings loose to give the illusion of it fluttering off the card :)




I have also entered this card into the following Challenges
Feeling Crafty Challenge 24 - Butterflies
Emerald Faeries Challenge 51 - Things with wings
Created with love challenges - C73 Winged things

Thanks for visiting have a blessed day :)




Comments

  1. Very pretty card. Love the pink with the gray.

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  2. Beautiful card Mandi. That embossing powder/glitter is so pretty.

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  3. This is gorgeous Mandi. Love the look of that embossing on the butterfly. So pretty. :)

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  4. Love the white background to make that GORGEOUS butterfly really stand out! This is an amazing card Mandi! :)

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  5. Gorgeous sentiment, Mandi…love your color choices as always!

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  6. Lovely CAS style card and that butterfly is stunning. Thanks so much for joining us over at Emerald Faeries Challenge Blog, good luck and hope to see you next time
    ~ Denise DT ~

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  7. Gorgeous CAS card! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Winged Things Challenge!
    DawnD

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  8. Great CAS card! Love the gradient inking.

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  9. I saw this card on Facebook and I'm here again to say , it's just STUNNING! Love the sparkles - too bad we don't have it here. Gorgeous colors!!

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  10. Love the butterfly, I may need that powder

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  11. Great card. Love the sparkle on the butterfly. Thanks for joining our Winged Things Challenge at Created With Love Challenges

    ~~Chris
    Co-Owner
    Created with Love Challenges

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  12. Great card. Love the embellishment of your butterfly. Thank you for sharing.

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  13. Love the butterfly, really pretty color.
    thanks for joining us at created with love challenges. Good luck
    Caroline dt

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  14. The butterfly is lovely! Great sparkle. :)

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  15. What a pretty card. Love the butterfly!

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  16. That embossing powder is beautiful and your card is great. Love cas!

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  17. Very pretty! What a gorgeous butterfly you created! :)

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  18. This is so pretty & delicate looking x
    Thank you for joining in our challenge (Feeling Crafty)
    Good luck xxx

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