Monday, August 8, 2011

Lily Pad Inspirational Challenge

My card was inspired by Pia who was inspired by Janet. I guess mine's about a dead ringer for Pia's! I'm not used to being so inspired :-) Pia's card was just the inspiration I needed for an unfortunate trio of sympathy cards I needed to create but just couldn't muster the inspiration. Everything used on the cards came from my stash on hand and required no shopping trip except for plain white cardstock!

My kraft base card is an A2 size (4.25" x 5.5"). The front of this was stamped with a $1 bin clear single butterfly stamp in Brillance white, the white card stock piece was stamped in an aqua blue to match the printed paper mat beneath.

I finished the card with a vintage black grosgrain ribbon and couldn't find a suitable button so I made my own. Making the button was easy-peasy! I put a epoxy sticker on card stock and punched 2 holes then cut it out and antiqued the edges in black and tied it to the grosgrain ribbon with 1/8" black satin ribbon. What a simple way to avoid a trip to the craft store!

Hurry over to enter the Lily Pad Inspirational challenge. It ends August 11th.


Lin said...

Beautiful, Ronda - serene and soft, perfect for a sympathy card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Pia said...

So beautiful Ronda! I love how you made that button - it is the perfect match for the ribbon. I am glad you were inspired by my card which was inspired by Janet's;) Have a great day and thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards.

Nancy said...

Lovely card...I'm loving the repeating butterfly image, such a pretty design! So glad you joined us at Lily Pad Cards.