Saturday, June 27, 2009

Birthday Wishes ~ The Next Level Challenge #4 & FBW & WT224

I found some extra time to play this week so I decided to learn to make a stair~step card. The design of this card is for the weekly challenge over at The Next Level . And the theme of this card is for Flutter By Wednesday where the challenge was to go and be inspired by the beautiful outdoors! The colors were inspired by the "Way to Use It" challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers, which it to use bold and bright colors this week. The main image is a vintage print of a sunflower which I've cut out and layered several times onto card stock that has been textured and shaded using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The butterflies are stamped and painted with metallic paints and then cut out. I also wanted to pull out my Cricut and give it a work~out since its been a while since I've used it. I made the "wrought~iron" trellis and the greenery using the Storybook Cartridge. The little yellow flowers were punched from a Fiskars flower punch and then I added the rhinestones to the centers. The background paper is from the Laundry Line Stack by My Minds Eye. Right now, this is my all~time favorite stack of dp!!! Thanks for stopping by to visit! I hope everyone has a great weekend! :)

12 comments:

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a fabulous card such beautiful detail and colours
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

Abby said...

I'm always so excited to see your creations for The Next Level!! Your card is so absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for joining in the fun!

Abby:)

Janis said...

Gaaa-yaaa-laayyy. This is so beautiful!!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!! Wow! love the butterflies! Thanks for playing along with my challenge, Flutter By Wednesday!

True :) said...

It's a jaw dropper Michelle! Love the bold colors. Your attention for detail always impresses me!
Tanks for joining us this week on "The Next Level" my friend!
Hugs!

Carolyn said...

How do you not have to pick yourself up off the floor after seeing this one? WOW, Michelle. Could not be more beautiful! Love the cricut-made trellis. So creative, so detailed. Absolutely perfect card!!

Carolyn
http://creativecardcorner.blogspot.com/

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

BEAUTIFUL!..Just love seeiing what your "machine" can do! WOW!

Yvonne said...

OH MY!! This is absolutely gorgeous!! I really love looking at your cards, they are amazing!
Hugs, Yvonne.

maxine said...

This is fantastic beautiful work.

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I think it is my Birthday next week - Kidding ya!!! Beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning stair step card!! You did a wonderful job with this card this week!! Thanks for playing the flutter by challenge with us!

craftypagan said...

Wow, your stair step card is so beautiful!I LOVE the butterflies-I really like the sunflowers too-don't they just make you feel happy looking at them?! Thanks so much for your kind words you left me on my blog-really meant a lot that you like my work. Hope you're having a happy day:) Love ROwena