30 January 2017

Any occasion card with SSS Spring Flowers, and a happy accident!

Hi Everyone,

I know I have been missing in action on most of my social media accounts but I'm afraid I got some nasty flu that I don't seem to be able to shift... I've been sick for way over a week now, and the past few days were rather bad... I haven't entered my craftroom in days, and truth be told it's making me quite miserable. The yucky weather outside is not helping either - I haven't even been able to take decent photos of cards I did make last week! 

I took the plunge with this card, in terms of photos - so please apologise the slight gloominess... it's really the best I could do with zero sunshine outside :o(

The card (or some of its elements) was actually created kind of "by accident", but I am considering it a happy accident! I was testing out my new Ranger Enamel Accents, and making a few "blobs" here and there, to see how they work. I was airing the bottles by squeezing some of the colourful goodness on a scrap piece of paper, and eventually decided to toss out the scrap. So, I folded the scrap stripe in half, not to make too much mess in my bin with the liquid that was still wet... and then for no reason at all, I decided to unfold it... And what did I see? A beautiful butterfly!

Well, fair enough, it needed a butterfly body, but the shape of the colourful liquid on the piece of scrap paper was just a perfect shape of butterfly wings! Or is it only me who can see it? :o)

Either way, I decided to go with it, and create a card with the accidentally made butterfly - I love butterflies, as you know, and I will use any opportunity to stick them on cards ;o) And let's face it - if I try to recreate it purposely now, I will probably never be able to again! 

The rest of the card came together very quickly - somehow the vibrant colours of the butterfly made me think of a grey background on the card, for contrast... I took out some of my favourite SSS stampsets from the Reason to Smile release, and hey presto - the card was ready in no time!

I hope you like it as much as I do! 

Oh, and I finally had the opportunity to play with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - somehow, the champagne hue of the Wink of Stella didn't seem right for this card, but the silver shimmer from the Spectrum Noir pen was just perfect!

I am entering this into the following challenges
SSS Monday Challenge - Spread your wings
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
SSS Work it Wednesday - Something new (my new Spectrum Noir pen)

Wishing you all a great (and healthy!) week,


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  2. Gorgeous card Mirella, the colourful Butterly looks so pretty against the grey background, the whole design is very lovely :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  3. beautiful card Mirella...love how you used that gorgeous floral stamp and the butterfly just pops off the page it is so colourful...thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...hugs kath xxx

  4. Love the texture on the butterfly and the colours pop against the neutral background. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx


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