Saturday, August 20, 2011

LIM29 - Something that Moves

This week's challenge at Less is More is a theme challenge.  We've been challenged to make a card with things that move...that could be an image or something on the card that actually moves.  I have a feeling this week the cards will be a-flutter with butterflies!  

This week I've made two different cards - both with something that moves.  This first card is actually a card that moves.  This first photo is of the card closed. The card base is green and I've used rusty red/orange and yellow as accent colors.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The butterfly on the front is punched with a MS punch.  The flowers on the front are hand drawn.  I couldn't find a stamp that would "fit" like I wanted it to, so I just drew in some flowers with a Copics multiliner pen and then colored them with Copics.  I sponged the edges of the white paper with some Memento bamboo green.  The butterfly is only adhered at the body so that the wings can be lifted.  I used 3 small orange pieces of bling for the body of the butterfly and added a dotted trail with a black pen.



Here's what the card looks like opened up.  The yellow panels slide open when you open the card and under that I stamped a butterfly.  Butterfly stamp is a Flourishes stamp and I colored it with Copics. I also added a bit of Sakura sparkle with a pen.  Sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.  I got the idea for this card from a tutorial that I found online (HERE).  She gives a very nice video tutorial for how to create this card.  I LOVE how it turned out, but I will tell you that it took me a while to get it right.

This last card is stamped with a Flourishes stamp (Butterflies and Blooms), and colored with Copics. The sentiment is also Flourishes.  The dark background is layered on a white card base and is Bo Bunny paper.  I added three purple pieces of bling to the top corner.


That's all for me today. Hope you're having a great weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by! Your comments are always appreciated!  Until next time....

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34 comments:

Sandra said...

These are so sweet love them all:) Sandra H

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Susan, love the movement on the first and the image on the second is so pretty. Carol x

Fiona said...

Wow Susan, you DREW those flowers???? What an amazing card, puts mine to shame but had to be a quick one today. Your purple card is beautiful.

Kim S said...

I just love the surprise of the first card. I have tried this type of card before and mine did not come out nearly as neat and clean as yours did. Your coloring on the second one is beautiful and it so nicely highlighted by the dp.

Aileen said...

Two very interesting cards, I was curious to see how your first worked! The second is such gorgeous colours. x

Valerie said...

What a brilliant kinetic card Susan, so original! Thanks for sharing the link and I love your 2nd card, beautifully coloured:)
Val x

Zoë said...

Both gorgeous cards Susan. Love the first with all it's moving parts and the second is full of vibrant colour.

Rosemary said...

once, again, you have produced two stunning cards, susan! i think the second one is my favorite...

Chrissie said...

Two beautiful cards Susan and I'm completely impressed with your hand drawn flowers. They are both simply gorgeous!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Kathyk said...

Fabulous and so very creative - love your colour combo too

Kathyk

craftattack said...

Beautiful cards! Valerie

Mandi said...

Superb cards Susan, as ever
Some intricate colouring, wonderful results!

Thanks so much
Mandi
Diva LIM
"Less is More"

Cheryl said...

oh 2 stunning cards hun just love the design on the first one but the second one is my fav the detail is just amazing stunning coloring hugs cherylxxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Susan
Fabulous cards love the First one ....must give it a try.....
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Suze Bain said...

Very clever Susan with beautiful stamping and sentiments (though it looks a bit fiddly!), and your second card is so beautiful. xx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Both cards are wonderful.

Hugs, Sandra

Linda said...

Love the surprise card....it's gorgeous. Very clever design. Love the sunflowers and the inking on the front too...

StampingStace said...

wow, simply stunning!
Stacey x

Debgem said...

I really like the first card with the moving window - very clever! The second card is just stunning - beautiful flowers with the most gorgeous butterfly!

Diane J said...

Two beautiful cards x

Craftilicious said...

Both stunning cards but the first one is just genius! Your hand drawn flowers look so like a well known stamp company - you should go freelance!!!! I love the moving mechanism on this one too.

Tara x

Cheryl Nelson said...

Such LOVELY cards!!

Lynne said...

Very, very impressed with your hand drawn flowers Susan as I am with the whole card. Beautiful. I love the second one too, I`m a sucker for Flourishes stamps as you know.
Lynne xxx

Linby said...

wow-that looks a complicated card to make, and you drew the flowers-well done you! I was even sure I had seen that stamp LOL!
Love the colours on the second one.
Linbyx

Bonnie said...

Both cards are so different but equally fantastic! I'm glad I finally have a chance to catch up on all I've missed the past couple of weeks.

massofhair said...

Hi Susan
Two fantastic cards and both using such different techniques. The first card does look tricky and can see how much hard work you've put into it. Your second card is just so beautiful, love purple tones... :-)

Michelle said...

Both are great cards Susan, my fave is the second one though, I just love the colours! xx

Loli said...

Hola Susan, thank you for to visit my blog every week, i'm so gald to see you.
Great cards! susan, fantastic idea for the first and fantastic technique, your colouring is perfect as ever.
A hug from Palma.

lilybygilly said...

Love your magical marquee moving card - such fun. hugs, Gill x

Pauline said...

Two beautiful cards Susan, love the aperture card, and the gorgeous floral card too, so pretty!

fatmonica said...

Fantastic cards.I can't believe you drew the flowers-they're fabulous!

kingstonmama said...

Gorgeous cards. The flowers you drew and colored are amazing! Ann

Mim said...

Both beautiful cards - love that you drew in some flowers cause you couldn't find any to fit!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

2 gorgeous cards.
Ingenious way to reveal that gorgeous butterfly in the first one. And stunning colouring on the purple flowers.
Caroline xxx

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