Friday, March 6, 2015

Laughter is Timeless -- Friends with Flair

Of course, this would never happen to a cat.  Ha!

"The cat has been described as the most perfect animal, the arms of muscular perfection and the supreme example in the animal kingdom of the coordination of mind and muscle."

Hi, Friends......

I am here to squeak an entry in for the Unity Friends with Flair for this week.  Also, please be sure to take a look at my WINNERS POST (sorry...technical difficulties...fixing now...  Fixed now, I hope!) because I had to redraw one of my winners and you might have won from a previous giveaway!  :)

Today's card uses the Unity Itty Bitty - Laughter, Imagination, Dreams.  I already had a card base ready with this DCWV cardstock on the base.....a card starter, of sorts.  

I rubbed the edges of the patterned cardstock with Versamark and heat embossed with gold for an antiqued look.

I stamped the image with Versamark and heat embossed with gold on some subtly patterned DCWV cardstock.  Then I touched the edges of the sentiment panel onto the Versamark pad and embossed a very thin gold edge.  I also sponged the panel with a bit of Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy.
I also rolled the corners of the panel slightly before mounting it on the card front with dimensional foam.

To continue the butterfly theme that is on the image, I added a little Zva swirl and a couple of butterfly sequins.

I finished the card with another little butterfly that I heat embossed with gold and added some little rhinestones for sparkle.

Hope you enjoyed the card.  Thank you for visiting and leaving your wonderful comments!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  Unity - Friends with Flair 3-6-15
2.  Unity Be Inspired Challenge March - Color Inspiration

3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - For a Special Lady/Girly
4. Cuttin and Stampin Challenge #9 - Gold
5. Wow!  March Challenge - Spring!


ionabunny said...

Very pretty. Love all the gold embossing and the butterfly flourish. Hugz

Brandi R said...

This is gorgeous! Love everything about it!!! ♥

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The way you did the butterflies swooping across was brilliant! Love all that gold!

Diane said...

Wow what a stunning design.

Hugs Diane

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love the gold embossing and those gorgeous butterflies!

Kim Rippere said...


From FwF.

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Karenladd said...

Wowee Janis!! When I first saw this card I thought all that gold embossing was gold microbeads because of the amazing texture!! Everything about this is just exquisite from the butterfly sequins, the stamping, the distressing and rolled edges on your main image. I already love vintage styles and this one is just gorgeous.

Dawn Louise said...

Amazing card. loving all the details and time put into it. saying hi from FWF x

Sue D said...

Very cool with all the gold embossing and the pretty butterflies.

Carolyn Bounds said...

Oh my goodness!! I am literally picking my jaw up from the floor...this card is a true showstopper, and here I am giving you a standing ovation!! You have captured so much loveliness in one card. Wow!! I love the soft colors, all the luxurious gold embossing, and the beautiful butterflies and pearls. Positively elegant!! Love, love, love this card!!

I also want to thank you for informing me of my win! Talk about a pleasant surprise...I hardly ever win anything. I also want to thank you for your generosity in sharing your extra Unity stamp with very kind of you. :) I left my mailing address and email in your comment form. Again, I thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity!! I hope you have a wonderful upcoming week!! :)

Dawn Fields said...

So pretty! I love the embossing!

Crystal said...

I love how you edged your card and embossed it! Those butterflies all around the sentiment make a beautiful frame as well!

Donna K said...

Janise, this is marvelous. I love the embossing and especially how you framed your piece with gold. Wonderful design! I hope you have a happy week! xx Donna K

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, love the butterflies.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge this week! Lynda - DT Member