Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Flutterbies and Happy Mail

Usually I post a Flutter By card for the challenge on Danni's Dream's on Wednesday, but Danni's challenge last week was a little bit different. She is offering blog candy. Today is the last day to enter a card, so I'm slipping in at the last minute. I had fun making this card. The "tree" is made from two different flourish stamps. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see that I stamped the flourshes a second time in Butterscotch ink to create a shadow effect. I particularly enjoy making sponged and spattered backgrounds. The heart charm appears silver in the photos, but has copper color stain on it in person.

Here's a close up photo of the stamped portion of my card.

Stamps: Spatter Background - My Paper Moon; 2 Flourishes - Autumn Leaves; Hello from the Heart - Hero Arts
Ink: StazOn Olive Green; Adirondack Butterscotch; Adirondack Caramel
Paper: DP - Basic Grey
Accessories: McGill Butterfly Punch; Coluzzle Circle Template; Fiskars edger Scissors; Beads; Heat Charm; Gel Pen; Ribbon

This Happy Mail came from my niece, Alison. I was thrilled to receive mail from her. Inside the card there is a story that Alison dictated for her mom to write down. She has a great imagination.
This Happy Mail came from my sister, Sheila. (Alison's mom) I was amazed to find out that Sheila drew everything on the front of the card when she was doodling with her older daughter, Mikayla. All these years we've been sisters and I never knew she could draw like that. I won't confess how many years she's been keeping that secret from me. lol

  • A phone talk with my mom.
  • A rug I needed.
  • A fantastic day with my daughter.
  • Some much needed rain this evening.
Have a marvelous day!!!
Inky hugs!


Danni said...

Thanks for playing along!! I love your card! So pretty!!
What sweet happy mail too!

MarieL said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Shelly. Congratulations for winner the Flutter By blog candy

Sheila said...

Wow, what a beautiful card - you definitely havn't lost your touch! Congrats on the blog candy too - looks like fun is on the way.
Hugs & prayers

Kay said...

I think this is your prettiest card yet that I have seen. I love the warm muted colors.
Also, your sister's doodle card was too cute!