Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Butterflies and Bicycles

A couple fun cards to share with you today.
 First up, Moxie Fab has a challenge to USE WASHI TAPE or paper tape. I love paper tape so I went to this retro sketch that I wasn't able to use and put it to use with this great wooden butterfly that I picked up at Micheals. When I saw this laser cut butterfly, I knew it would be fun with this particular sketch.
 The background is a Hero Arts stamp stamped with a gray stamp pad (the white portion is the stamp pattern). I then took my paper tape which is Recollections and made a frame around the stamped piece. Talk about easy and fast!!! I accented the butterfly with a cute American Crafts button I just picked up at Target.
 I went back to this older retro sketch for my inspiration.
 Next up, I used the CASE this sketch for my inspiration plus the Masculine challenge at Addicted To CAS challenge.
 Do you see my new, yummy woodgrain stamp from Hero Arts? Can I say I am madly in love with this one and I know I will use it often. I used a soft, Fluid Chalk sandy colored stamp pad. It was so easy to finish the card with this little wood bicycle and the little banner stamp, also from Hero Arts.
 Here is the CASE this sketch.
And the Addicted to CAS challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love these cards, Linda. What a great framing your washi tapes makes for this first card...and that butterfly - WOW. Amazing.

Your bicycle is such a great image for your masculine card. You really did a fantastic job with both of these projects.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So beautiful! LOVING the butterfly and the bicycle!!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

LLLLLOOOOOOVE these cards! WOW!

lostinpaper said...

Both your cards are fantastic. Love that fabulous butterfly and the CAS bicycle ROCKS!
Thanks so much for sharing at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!

Beverley said...

Both your cards are gorgeous. I particularly like the masculine card with the woodgrain & bicycle!

baileyrosy.com said...

Both are mazing you are such a talented crafter. Such a pleasure to have you join us this time at ATCAS with this fantastic card. Thanks for sharing and good luck.

Marie

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Great job with the neutrals and naturals! :)

Connie Mercer said...

lovely Linda!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Great cards, my dear! I'm really loving those wood veneer elements!

Lee-Anne said...

What a great way to use the washi tape, Linda! I picked up a couple of these wood veneer items too and you've sparked my mojo with these...thank you! And thank you also for the sweet comment on my blog!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love both of these cards, the washi tape used as a frame is a perfect match for the background stamp!

maria f. said...

Hip hip hooray is hip. Congrats on your shout out at ATCAS.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

The washi is so fun as a frame. The woodgrain is perfect paired with the veneer!

Sylvia said...

What fabulous cards, Linda, so clever and trendy! Have a lovely Thursday and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Andrea Amu said...

Great cards! I absolutely LOVE, love that bicycle card with the sandy colored wood grain!

Sylvia Blum said...

Very pretty cards! The wooden butterfly is adorable and I especially like your clean and simple second card a lot.

Juliana said...

So many great cards! I am inspired by all of them!!!