Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bugs and Butterfiles

Holographic card stock makes me dizzy but isn't it lovely on cards? YES. The pic was taken with flash, and it really gives depth and shows the rainbow effect. First I punched the corners, then around the card to get those leaves. Then I placed holographic card under it and voila, here we got the wonderful shine.

This is my first "normal" easel card and the base is very simply decorated with couple of bugs and leaves. On the card itself there are more bugs! 

Original image has a bird, but I cut it out (okay, I admit, colouring birds is probably harder than colouring snow, so you understand how much I try to avoid birds. Hmmm... Good I'm not Alfred Hitchock. LOL), yes, I cut the birdie out and glued couple of butterflies there. Extra wow factor is two or three layers on each. 
With good imagination, you can "see" a frog hiding behind the leaves down on the edge of the diamond cut. ;)

Yes, I forgot to sort that silly line out on the left side of  "watermark". Annoying. Maybe next time.

Image is MJM (Mo Manning) 
Die cuts diamonds are Nestabilities
Punch around the card is Fiskars (yes, my Finnish roots are proud of it)
Butterfly punch is a gift from my friend 
Another bug is small punch, no name
Gems are bought from Samuel Taylors
Colorine Prismacolors 
Lining by Stabilo 
Highlights Sakura Gelly Roll Silver Star

Challenges, I would like to enter:
The Stamping Boutique - 2W, 2E, SIO - Winged Things
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Card Cupids - use Punches
Corrosive Challenges - 2E - Animals
Creative Inspirations Paint - 1E - Inspired by The Rainbow
Creative Inspirations - 2W - use a Digi
Stamping Scrapping Central - 2W, 1E - Anything Goes
Partytime Tuesdays - 3E (2E anything goes wk) - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - 2W - Anything goes
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - 1E - #7 use a digi

:) Until next card! x

Oops, forgot this:
Bugs and Butterflies are sparkling, thanks to kids very cheap glitter glue. (I squeezed glue on a blank card and spread it all over by finger and let it dry over night and then hehe, it looked good and well... the rest is on the card :)


  1. This came out real nice! Who wouldve thought with the holographic stickers? they're actually quite pretty, and your coloring just gets batter and better!

  2. This is so beautiful. I've never seen the holographic stickers before, but they sure do add to the beauty of the card. Your coloring is great! Hugs, dj

  3. They are not stickers, my ladies :) It is holographic card under the punched one. :)

  4. Very sweet - love how it sparkles. Thanks for participating over at The Stamping Boutique this week!

  5. I love how the holographic card sparkles under the cut outs. Beautiful easel card. Thanks for playing with us at CI Paints. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

  6. Such a beautiful kard...soo kreative...luv the colors..did you use embossing powder?

  7. I love everything that sparkles! So I really do love your card! Can´t get enough of sparkle and shine!

  8. Hello Annemaritta.What a fantastic creation here .Love your layout and she is just the cutest image .Thanks for sharing with Make it Monday .

  9. Oh Annemaritta, this is just so very pretty!Thx for sharing with us at Make It Monday, it was lovely to see this!

    Mary J xxx

  10. very adorable card Annemaritta, very cute
    thanks for joining the TSB cahllenge this week

  11. Very clever with the holographic behind the cutout...the photograph has come out lovely hasn't it. Great easel card..great colouring. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Use A Digi challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

  12. Love this Annemaritta! That is so creative with the punch out then the sparkle and shine behind! Love the easel card too! Cute image and great coloring!

  13. Pretty!

    Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.


  14. So pretty. Love those corners. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge this week.

  15. Thanks for joining us at Card Cupids with this lovely work!

    Greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  16. How clever to use the holographic paper under your punching. It gives such a great effect. Thanks for sharing your card in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge.

  17. So sparkly and wonderful!!! I don't have any of that paper, so I'm envious!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Stamping Boutique!

  18. Hei!
    Tervehdys suomesta.Löysin blogiosoitteesi Koukussa kortteihin sivustolta.Heti katsomaan olen jossakin aina nähnyt kortteja ja ajatellut oletko Suomalaisjuurinen.Greetings from Finland.I like too this Fiskars rose booderpunc.

  19. Super cute card, love those shiny corners! Thanks for playing along at TSB this week.


  20. Beautifully done, very creative. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the SSCC 'Anything Goes' challenge. C2

  21. This card is so pretty! I love the corner embellies! Great winged thing! (-:
    Thank you for playing with us at The Stamping Boutique!



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