Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Five or Fifty

Follow your heart. Do what you feel is right. Sometimes the easiest choice isn't always the right choice and it might take a while for everything to work out the way it should. It doesn't matter if you are five or fifty, following your heart usually seems to be the best way to go. So follow your feelings, do what feels right.


I have a tone on tone card to share today that uses items from the Artful Delight November Card Kit. (Everything but the sticker sentiment, floss, ink and the dies used to make the butterfly heart came from the kit...as usual it is packed full of beautiful goodies! You can check out a complete list of contents here!) I started with a black cardstock base, texture side out. Then on a separate panel I stamped in black ink the pretty pattern on the non-textured side and this was adhered to the card base.  I die cut a butterfly out of a side a and side b piece of patterned paper, as well as the heart, and stacked them together and tied off with a string.


My card was based off this month's Artful Delight card sketch. If you'd like to make a card using the sketch (or there's even a scrapbook layout sketch too if that tickles your fancy!) link it up on the Artful Delight Blog for your chance to win a free kit!

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous .... card!!! Simple and beautiful!!! love the black! hugs...xoxo

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  2. Gorgeous! That black is so powerful with the pop of the butterfly - LOVE the heart layer on it :>)

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  3. Wowza!! This is gorgeous!
    That black background is really beautiful and that butterfly really pops up!

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  4. I agree. Follow your heart. :)

    Really classy and beautiful card Karen.

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  5. I love the elegance of your black layers. Beautiful card!

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  6. very striking card! Love the black base. Don't see that much and it is fabulous!

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  7. Love this black with pop of color!

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  8. What a great idea, the colorful butterfly against the black background really stands out and is outstanding!

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  9. oh i love the black base...the butterfly look amazing..great card Karen.

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  10. Simply beautiful Karen. I love all that black with the POP of color from the butterflies.

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  11. Wow... This is stunning! Love how you added the heart to the butterfly.

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  12. So striking! Black as a card base is so underrated! Totally agree with that sentiment too:)

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  13. Oh my goodness Karen this is stunning! Love the way your glorious butterfly pops off of the stunning black background!!

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  14. WOW! So love this card. The black with the embossing is just so elegant. The butterfly's simplicity just really set's off the card. Fabby job.

    Be blessed, Beckie
    http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com
    justbcreativecrazy@gmail.com

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  15. Excellent card Karen, I love the black with the colourful butterfly.

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  16. I totally agree with following your heart and to do what feels right - something I've tried to teach my boys. Pretty card, Karen! That butterfly is layered beautifully - love the heart! :)

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  17. AMAZING card! That black on black...LOVE. That butterfly...LOVE. The quote...LOVE. :)

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  18. stunning!!!! love your black on black with the pop of color in the butterfly :)

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  19. Wow! That black is so awesome- and I love the stamp- all working together to make he pop of color & sentiment shine!

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  20. Love how your layered butterfly pops off the bold background!

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  21. love love the pretty butterfly against the black background. fabulous card, Karen!

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  22. So so elegant Karen! Such a beautiful butterfly!

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  23. I love making cards on black card bases. Something so bold about it. My kit is still in a bag :( But never fear!!! It's in the line up to play with!

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  24. ooooh, so pretty! LOVE the bright butterfly against the dark background... Pretty!

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