Thursday, 21 July 2011

Summer roses and butterflies

A few weeks ago I tried some "cut out" cards and this is one that I started then but never finished until now.
I added strips of card in the cut out panel in "sun ray" formation before adding my image...Two roses  from my collection  A Passion for Stamps . I coloured the roses with Promarkers and highlighted with a white gel pen.
The beautiful border feature to the left of the flowers was made with the help of my new Tonic Studios border punch system and I added two of the tiny butterflies at the top.

 Challenges..
Allsorts  ...free and easy July
Divas by Design  ....pastels
Stampin' for the weekend....wings and things
Paperplaytime ..summer

13 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful card Ruth,fantastic colouring.
    Wendy xx

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  2. Hi Ruth what a fab idea this is..me thinks I'll have to have a go at this..thanks for the inspiration..I love the Rose image great punchwork
    stunning creation..hope your well??

    smiles Christine xx

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  3. a beautiful elegant card. Elaine

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  4. stunning card ruth.love the cut out panel and really beautiful colours and roses :D

    xx coops xx

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  5. what a beautiful card - i love the idea of a cut out
    Pretty little rose
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this forntnight
    Lisa x

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  6. A great card, really beautiful, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  7. Beautiful Ruth...those strips certainly look like sunrays and I love the little butterflies.

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  8. Yeah!! I gotta blog and now I can follow what you're up to!! That sounded just a bit stalkerish but you know what I mean!! Stunning card Ruth, I love your roses. Lee xx

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  9. Such a beautiful card Ruth. I love the contrast of the coloured flowers and the white with that pretty border and cut-out.
    Thanks for sharing this with the Divas for our pastels challenge.
    Have a great day.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  10. gorgeous card Ruth, love the layout, and the window panel on the front

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  11. I love this card Ruth! The image is so pretty and the pastel colours and cut-out design are lovely! :) Love, Georgia xx

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  12. beautiful!
    love it!
    kathleen mc x

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth