Monday, January 5, 2015

Very CAS butterfly for SSS flickr challenge #9, NBUS #3, "Less Is More"

Hello friends!

I hope you all had enjoyable holidays and that 2015 is treating you well so far and continues to do so!

Please forgive my long absence and thank you for not removing me from your reader or email list! Today my guys went skiing and I had some fun in my stamp room so now I can even show you a card! I am starting the new year with a very CAS card that was even supposed to be a one layer card but then something happened with the Impression Plate and I had to cut it down and layer it. Because I don't throw away things easily! I used a new to me die from Simon Says Stamp that is so delicate and beautiful that I wanted to give it center stage and therefore kept it very CAS.

Stamp: Hero Arts 
Die: Simon Says Stamp (Leanna butterfly)
Impression Plate: PTI (linen)

The butterfly is cut out from sparkly paper.
The picture is not the best because when I was done daylight was already fading. Trust me it is prettier IRL.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

SSS flickr Challenge #9 (the die is NEW to me)
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #3 (the die is NBUS)
"Less is More" - Black, Metallic, and one color (if the ladies think the silver gem in the center is enough "Metallic", if not please remove)
ETA: Almost forgot that the card fits perfectly into Virginia's View Challenge #11 - Clean Slate


"Less is More" 

I am very honored and happy that 4 more people have decided to follow my little blog and I apologize that it took me so long to welcome them! Please help me give them a warm welcome by browsing through their blogs and leaving them some love!

Neha of Periwinkle Creations 
Ellie of My Creative Moments
Samantha of Samantha designs
Jennifer Spivey (couldn't find a blog, please let me know if you have one)

As is my tradition I have picked a quote to welcome you. This one is by Albert Camus:

In the depth of winter
I finally learned
that within me 
there lay and invincible summer.

It is my wish that we always carry our own summer and sunshine within us no matter the season or weather! And if that's not possible we can always stamp a sun, right?

Well, thanks for sticking with me until the end. Hope to get back to more regular blogging!



My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So simple and so elegant Susanne! Hazel x

Happy Dance said...

Really a beautiful CAS card, Susanne! I love your optimism about stamping a true and we sure could use it here in Wisconsin about now! It's cold in my SE area, but even more so way up north! You've inspired me to break out some summery colors! Have a great week. Bev

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love this bfly die!

Karren said...

So perfectly CAS! The impression plate is a great idea and adds extra interest.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Elegant, super CAS and totally sophisticated.
Thanks so much for taking part
Less is more

Craft-E-Place said...

Beautiful, elegant, delicate, understated - love it!

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Susanne ... giving that lovely shimmery filigree butterfly centre stage really makes it shine ... it's gorgeous! Anita :)

cm said...

SWOONING!! Love, love and love your butterfly card! Absolutely, wonderfully, fabulously gorgeous!

Chrissie said...

This is super... I love that background texture!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Darnell J Knauss said...

You know this card stole my CAS-loving heart, Susanne!! Your butterfly is perfection as it takes center stage on that textured white!! Welcome to your new followers; I love the quote and your thoughts! I will go and leave them some love!

Thank you so much, my friend, for joining in my NBUS Challenge just for the fun of it!! I hope those boys leave you some more crafty time soon! Mwah! Darnell

Manuela said...

Hallo Susanne, schöne schlichte Karte, der Hintergrund sieht super dazu aus. Lg

Shona Chambers said...

No wonder you wanted to have this die as centre stage...its stunning! Amazing how they can make the metal die so detailed. Loving all that white space too, really makes that pretty lilac colour pop!

Neha said...

Oww Susanne, you are so sweet. Thank you very much for such a warm welcome & love on my blog. I just love the simplicity of your style. Love this winged beauty. Hugs.

Becca Cruger said...

Butterflies always make such lovely cards! To cut it out of glitter and add that teensy little sparkle was a perfect design move.

Cathy said...

Beautiful CAS card Susanne, love the textured background too, Cathy x

Judy1223 said...

Oh, I LOVE this butterfly and this exquisitely CAS card! Lovely! Just signed on to follow, too!

Cornelia W said...

So schoen, dieser zarte Schmetterling! Der embosste Hintergrund passt auch prima dazu!

Daen'Ys said...

Eine sehr elegante Karte! Der Filigrane Schmetterling und der embosste HG sind sehr schön und passen gut zusammen.
LG Rosi

maria f. said...

I think a butterfly is the best image for a CAS design. It conveys so many wonderful feelings. And I's totally with ya about not throwing things out. Just take a new direction!

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