Life Is A Story…

Hello everyone!!  I’m here today playing with the Muse Challenge #81.  Today’s Muse is Marion Vagg and her card is absolutely gorgeous.

Take a look at her card:

IMG_3336.CR2Marion Vagg

When I saw this card, my mouth dropped.  I love the colors, the glitter, the butterfly just amazing.

I knew what I wanted to create.  I wanted my card to be similar but different.

I’m also playing along with CAS-UAL FRIDAYS Challenge Tic Tac Toe

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Chevrons, Black and Sequins is my Tic Tac Toe.

Take a look at my card:

Life is a Story

Can you tell how my card is different from Marion?

1. My butterfly is cut out of my stencil card panel.

2. The glitter is on my butterfly wings and not on the rest of the card.

3.  I decided to use only two colors but when blended it created a third color.

This is how I created this card:

1.  My card base is an A2 size card, 4.25 x 5.50 and my card panel measures 4 x 5.25.

     Semi Completed Stencil   Completed Stencil

2. I used Simon Says Stamp Zig Zag Stencil and Papertrey Ink Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores Ink to create my stenciled panel.

This stencil is so delicate that you can’t rub the ink onto the stencil, you have to pounce it on the the stencil as to not break the stencil.

Life is a Story Sideview

3. I used my Memory Box Asti Butterfly Wings to partial die cut the butterfly wings out of my stenciled piece.

4. I used Papertrey Ink’s Building Block Sentiment Stamp Set to stamp “Life Is A Story” on a piece of black card stock.

5. I used Stampin’ Up! Bitty Banners Framelits to cut out a banner out of my sentiment.

6. I used foam adhesive to add my banner to the front of my stenciled panel.

Life is a Story close up

Life is a Story glitter wings

7. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly wings for some sparkle and Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles in the center of the butterfly wings.

That’s my card for today.  What do you think?

This just in:

A friend of mines notified me today that a good friend of hers daughter past away this weekend.  The little girl whose name is Katy was only 6 years old.  She was dealing with a bad heart.  I can’t image how her parents are feeling.  I’m a mom of 2 and they are my life-line. 

I’m going to send this card to her parents and brother, with hopes of lifting their spirits.  Life is a story and they have one to tell.  For me the butterfly symbolizes hope and that Katy is in a better place, no more pain or surgeries.  Please keep them in your prayers and if you want to send them a card too let me know!

Supplies used:

Zig Zag StencilPTI Summer Sunrise InkHawaiian ShoresBlending toolMemory Box Asti Butterfly Wings3M Mounting TapeDoodlebug Beetle Black Sprinklesclassiccrestsolarwhtie

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kymona

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35 thoughts on “Life Is A Story…

  1. Love the way the colors blend on the middle of the card, bringing your eye to the focal point – the sentiment and the butterfly!! So super well done and just lovely to look at!!

  2. Hi Kymona woooowwww woooww woooww I can not say other words BEAUTIFUL ADORABLE AND INCREDIBLE your version is wonderful as the same as marion card..I dont have zig tag things like you and you did it so wonderful and looks so easy to follow thanks for the tutorial….I LOVE YOUR SIMPLY AND CAS card Kymona…wish you like to visiting me back my card is number 7 at MUSE challenge…hugs, Monika

  3. This is such a beautiful take on the muse challenge. I love how you have cut the butterfly from the card stock you stenciled and the colors are gorgeous!!

  4. Gorgeous take on this week’s Muse! Your card really stands out in the gallery!
    I’m sure Katy’s family will love and appreciate all of the work you put into this card, too…so sweet of you to think of them!

  5. Great idea to cut the butterfly out of the background (which is lovely too). It makes me think of camouflage for the butterfly! How sad for your friends and their family. This card should be a lift in what is likely a very difficult time.

    • Hey Nora!!! Thank you so much for your kind comment. You have to see this card in person. It looks so great. The partial butterfly cut really makes the card stand out a lot. Such a great focal point.

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