Friday, August 03, 2012

More butterflies ...

A card can say so many things .... and sometimes it's all we can do to show that we are thinking of someone and that we care.
One of my family members is going through a rough time ... She's beautiful and funny and brave and I know she will survive what the last few months have thrown at her ... I know she will make a new life and one day look back on these days ... a stronger, happier lady. In the meantime all I can do is let her know I am here and I care and how better than a card ... Butterflies and all


I am using beautiful papers - free from Astrids Artistic Efforts together with a sentiment generated on my computer


The butterflies I found on the web and using Photoshop I was able to change them into png files (transparencies) so I could first print them on my card and then print them again to fussy cut and layer  .. adding some black rhinestones
N.B. A little TIP ... if you want the butterflies to stay flicked up like this ... put some little foam pads just beneath the wings and then they won't flatten down


The birdcage is from The Graphics Fairy ... again I made it into a transparency and printed it onto the patterned paper

Of course there was just one other thing I needed to send with this card ... 
A girlie survival kit


Lip gloss and chocolate ... Well, it always helps!

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And I had a sweet little surprise myself  today ... this pretty little tag and envelope arrived in my mailbox from my friend Kirsty


Thank you my friend ... they are so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by ... Enjoy your weekend and keep safe

~ Ros ~





20 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Ros. This is a stunner. Love the butterflies with the vintage birdcage. :)

Hugs~

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a beautiful card, that will put a smile on her face.

Glad the envelope arrived and the images survived the ride across the ocean!

Have a great weekend dear friend!

kerenbaker said...

Wow! I think this is my favourite of all the cards I've ever seen of yours. It's really stunning. Love how you've been all techie and got the technology to do all the cutting for you! What a gorgeous gift to go with it- it's def going to make her smile. Have a super weekend xx

Sue said...

Ros your butterfly card is so pretty and happy, it is bound to make the recipient smile and will surely cheer them up. Thanks for the icloud tip...must look into it.
xx

Ira Huberts said...

How very sweet and thoughtful you are Ros, this gesture will be so appreciated. Your card is so tender and your butterflies almost ethereal... Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful, Ros. You've certainly shown how well digital images can be converted into wonderful cards. Love the survival kit, too. Just what a girl needs. :o)

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Chris Powell said...

What a beautiful card love your work.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Rose! Love the little pink blossom and Pink Paislee DP ;)

Tracy said...

YAY! More butterflies and just look how stunning they are. The black and white just pops Ros. Gorgeousness for your relative. This will make her smile. :-) Hugs!

Lynnda said...

Love the butterflies Ros... This card is so gorgeous...YAY happy mail... hugs...xoxo

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh WOW, Ros, your card is perfection and the tag from Kirsty is beautiful, too! I'm drooling over those butterflies and birdcage--amazing!! I hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.
XO
Cindy

Stella said...

The card will defintely make your friend smile; it's jaw dropping gorgeous and heartwarming. I love that birdcage and it seems like the butterflies could fly away evey minute. (thankful for foam dots and your fsb tip. )...)And how sweet to add a lovely survival kit; chocolate is food for our soul:). And the tag Kirsty sent you is priceless; she is such a sweetheart. Enjoy your happy mail dearie!
XXXXXX

lauren bergold said...

holy ♥WOW♥! i know i always say, "you AMAZE me" but honestly, every single time i'm here i am IN AWE of your design sense, your skill across a variety of tech & non-tech media... and then there's just your total thoughtfulness that makes cards and chocs for someone who needs them! you SOOOOO rock, missus! ♥♥♥

Barbara said...

You told us there were going to be more butterflies! This is the perfect card. Very artistic, beautiful images, the sentiment so well chosen - and then the survival package to go with it. Wow.

Michelle said...

wow! wow! wow!!! Ros, this is so striking! Pretty paper and love the butterflies! Love the survival pack!!! So fun!

Heidi said...

Another beautiful card!
Pretty paper and I love the butterflies:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Linda R said...

How in the world did I miss so many of your post. I am so glad to be finding them now. This card is gorgeous. I LOVE it.

Hugs~

Sue Lelli said...

Oh My! Ros, those butterflies are just so lifelike! LOVE the pearls with the birdcage and the papers! Just BEAUTIFUL!

Diane said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card...those butterflies are so beautiful...I can't quit looking at it!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

What an absolutely adorable card Ros!!! I would definitely frame it!

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