Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's an Old Wives' Tale

"If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year." Simon Says Stamp and Show an old wives' tale. So many of the old wives' tales I came across had bad endings, so I really liked this one. It also worked well with the challenge at Created by Hand which is Emerald/Glitter.
To create my card I took a piece of emerald cardstock and die cut the two Tim Holtz butterflies from it. Then I dry embossed the panel with the dots. I layered the emerald panel over a white panel which I had run through the Xyron.  Since the adhesive was on the cardstock under the butterfly openings, I was able to add white glitter. I added the sentiment and a few pieces of bling and then layered the finished emerald panel over a white card base. Hopefully these white butterflies will give everyone good luck.

5 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lovely card- I have never heard this old wives tale.... What a great look the glitter adds!

Robyn said...

Love the quote- a new one to me.
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

sasa said...

Great contrast between the card stock and butterflies!
Thank you very much for taking part on our Challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show!
Sarah

Candy C said...

Such a pretty card.....simple yet so sweet. I love your embossed green card with the white cutout images of the butterflies. The saying is absolutely perfect for this design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Barbara, love the pearls/gems, they work beautifully with the butterflies. Tracy x