Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Card Concept Challenge 7 - Butterfly


This time, The Card Concept Challenge is to use a butterfly theme.


I love the retro feel of the font of this Ink Essentials sentiment. There's just something cheerful about it. (am I the only one who gets feelings from fonts? I'm fascinated with type and its ability to reinforce the message of the words it represents, but that's a whole other story).

I paired my perky sentiment with a DeNami butterfly that had a similar feel - swoopy and happy. I coloured it with copics and then filled it in with stickles for sparkle.

When you have so much white space, I find that high contrast and bling or sparkle in your small focal points really helps to add interest.

I hope you'll get butterflies and play along!

Don't forget the rules!

Use the Challenge to create a card.
Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
Explain in your post which style you used.
Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!


This challenge will end on Monday, April 14 at 3:00 pm EDT.

15 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

CAS and love that butterfly. Very pretty.

Barb Ghig said...

Love your whimsical butterfly and fun sentiment, Ardyth! I'm so happy to know that I'm not the only one who gets a feeling from different fonts :)

Anita in France said...

Yep, fonts do that to me too, Ardyth ... and this one is a light hearted and happy looking one, perfect with the tiny vibrant butterfly! Anita :)

Susan Raihala said...

I love fonts, too. This one is darling, and so is your card, Ardyth!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous card Ardyth, love your DeNami butterfly!

Sherrie M. said...

Such a sweet card. Love your little butterfly. Nicely done.

Joyce said...

This is beautiful, and I like your tip about bright colors and small images. I agree with you about fonts--I wish I knew more about it, but I definitely feel some fonts work better in certain situations.

Cathy Weber said...

Wow...that butterfly really does sparkle! I know what you mean about fonts...they really do convey a feel, don't they?

Jen W. said...

I totally know what you mean about fonts. It's amazing how the shapes of the letters can convey so much feeling. And yes, the butterfly matches the font perfectly!

Sheila H said...

I agree that fonts can convey/evoke feelings. Yours is a nice match for the happy little butterfly.

Gerrina said...

So super CAS and so beautiful! Love that little butterfly...

Lynn said...

Swoopy is the perfect word to describe this card. Love it.

Angela said...

Ardyth, I adore your very vibrant and simply beautiful butterfly Happy Birthday card!

Lucille K said...

Wonderful CAS card, isn't that butterfly a Hero Arts stamp, I think I have it :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful card Ardyth, the small amount of colour and sparkle really adds to the card :)