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Monday, May 9, 2011

Just "B"

Just b...
Just b... can stand for so many things!
I think it is the story of my life right now:
Just boys,
Just baseball,
Just because,
Just blah,blah,blah,
Just BLOG!,
Just begin (already!),(oh wait they may be your thought;))!!
Just BUSY!
So,anyway, I have been absolutely so busy that I haven't had anytime to play with my stamps and paper for weeks!
It is just un"B"elievable!
So on to my just butterfly card! I took out my paper and couldn't think what I wanted to play with first,so I went searching for a challenge.  I decided on SUO's butterfly challenge!  I don't know I guess I am not feeling very colorful today because I chose a neutral pattern. My card base is basic black cs.  I layered a piece of sahara sand on top.  This I stamped with basic black ink and some circles from the "circle circus" stamp set, in a random pattern. I also realized after I chose this challenge and had a thought in my head that I had lent my sister both my butterfly punch and my stamp set "flight of the butterfly"!!  LOL.It is always the way things go,just because;).So, on to plan "b" I moved onto the "punch potpourri"stamp set.  I stamped the butterfly and flower images on sahara sand cs in basic black ink.  To the flowers I added some darker lines with my sahara marker, and then punched out. My butterfly had to be hand cut out(the nerve!!)  I used a strip of sahara sand cs sponged with black for my saying "just b...".  This is from the set "notably ornate".  I used my marker to color in just the part I wanted,then center stamped it on my strip of sahara,and added three little dots with my marker. 
I adhered my flowers to the left of the strip.
I knew my butterfly needed something to make him standout.  I chose to make a rolled body for him. I used a piece of dsp from the neutrals paper stack, in sahara sand.  I trimmed a 12"strip, making 1 end larger and then coming to a point at the end.  I used my paper piercer and tightly rolled the paper around it, starting at the larger end. I used a dab (at both the beginning and the end) of mono glue to hold the roll tight.  This adhesive is awesome!!  I used a piece of twine folded over and threaded it through the rolled body.  I tied a small knot at the end to keep it secured.  Then the other end acts as an antenna.  I thought this turned out really cool-what do you think??

I added him to the right side of my strip and attached it to my card front.  Well my friends, I am sorry to have kept you on hold for a little bit, but I hope my card was worth the wait!

Until Next Thought,


  1. I like the way you combined Circle Circus with the butterfly...and what a creative idea for the body! Thanks for joining in at SUO Challenges.

  2. I've never thought of butterflies & monochromatic together, but this is so elegant! Love the body too!

  3. Love the colors, love the butterfly, love this card! So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!

    Jen Timko

  4. Cute! love your butterfly's body :) Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

  5. What a great idea for the butterfly body! And Circle Circus is a great whimsical choice for stamping. Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.


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