Wednesday, August 10, 2011

More Red, White and Blue (LIM Week 27)

Hello, friends!

Well, I didn't think it possible to come up with a second idea for a card using the colors of my flag (in this case red, white and blue) but somehow I did.  The current challenge at Less Is More - Week 27 is to make a clean and simple card using the colors of your country's flag.  I made a card the other day, and I found it very challenging.  This, as I said, is not my go-to color combination for cards. 

However...I remembered this Hero Arts butterfly.  So I took it out, colored in the wings with red and blue Marvy markers, and stamped it onto a piece of scrap.  And I liked it!  One thing led to another, and here is what landed on my craft desk when it was all done...

Materials Used:  Hero Arts (C4783) Multi-Pattern Butterfly, (CL493) Live Life set; Marvy markers;
paper-piercer; Crafts-Too Daisy Flourish embossing folder.

I want to thank all the lovely ladies from the Less Is More blog community for all your lovely comments.  I really appreciate it!  I am going to put on my jammies early tonight and pull up a chair to my computer and start visiting each of your blogs...I wish I could do it more often, but I am finding it so hard when I am here with the four kids during the summer.  (We seem to be always on the go!)  Thanks for understanding...and thanks for visiting!

Have a great day,


  1. This turned out so good! I love that embossing folder, and such a great butterfly. TFS
    Cheers, Karen

  2. I'm impressed you made a second card, its a tricky colour combo for a card isn't it. I love how your butterfly is flitting into the space in the embossing :)
    I'm burning the candle at both ends to keep up with crafting and blog hopping during the hols!!!
    Jenny x

  3. Love your idea for this challenge, Judy!

  4. Simple SWEET, Judy! Love the colors with the embossed background!

  5. Awww, Judy, don't ever worry about not commenting. Life with your kids is so much more important! I really love this card! The butterfly's wings turned out beautifully and the embossed background looks so pretty! Hugs to you!

  6. Super pretty, really love this clean, fresh look! Love the embossing!

  7. Great card, it's lovely xx Jan

  8. Hi again Judy
    Glad you entered again, I love that butterfly, it;s so modern and funky
    Lovely card
    Thanks so much
    Diva LIM
    "Less is More"

  9. Super embossing folder with your image in the middle. x

  10. Great use of the embossing to frame the funky butterfly!
    Great card.
    Thanks again.
    Lady LIM
    "Less us More"

  11. How beautiful your cards are! Just wanted to tell you! They're so fresh and clean them.

  12. Hey Judy, cute card. Love the red, white and blue theme.
    You won a giveaway on my blog - can you head over and email me. :) Thanks :)

  13. Another cute card! I'm impressed!

  14. I was just about to tell you that you won some goodies over at Lucy's blog, but I see that she beat me too it. So great seeing your name amongst the winners listed. You so deserve it sweetie. So love your red, white, and blue cards your putting out for us all to see. Wow you are on a roll. Could you rub arms with me so I can get some cards made myself. Lol. THanks so much for sharing my candy here on your blog sweetie. I so love this card. the embossing around the edge is a most wonderful idea and just the small butterfly & sentiment stamping is so striking. I love how you inked these up with your flag colours. I really need to get back into the swing of things. Your really inspiring me to move. Lol. Thanks sweetie.

  15. Super pretty love this card very elegant and pretty designs...

    Plastic Card

  16. Love this one too, great embossing and the colours are so good too :O) Viv xx


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