Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Another March Club Card

Hi Everyone:  I hope that the first 2 days of the week are going well for you.  I have been busy with getting things ready to do the dreaded tax thing.  Lloyd and I are leaving for Japan next week, so I would like to get as much done on preparing my taxes so that I won't have too much to do when I get back.

We are going to visit Lloyd's son and family for 2 weeks.  It's a long flight, and I am not looking forward to that, however, once we get to Japan, I am sure that we will have a wonderful time.

I will be blogging and posting pictures of our adventures, so please keep checking in.  I plan to do another scrap book and will work on that as well.

The card today is another one that we did for the monthly club.  It is a simple, elegant and monochromatic card using the Elements of Style.  

Last month, I was talking about the masking technique and the ladies wanted to know what that was.  So this month, I decided we could do a card that incorporates this technique.  
The mask on this card is not complicated so it gave them an idea as to what was involved.  The butterfly was punched  from a post-it-note and placed on the card.  The large image from the Elements of Style was then stamped on the Very Vanilla card stock.  Vellum was used for the butterfly and the backing is another piece of Very Vanilla which was punched using the Butterfly punch.  The card was spritzed using the Soft Suede marker and the Spritzer tool.
Stamps: Elements of Style – (c – 120045, $24.95, w – 118611, $33.95 p. 134 2011/2012 IB&C)
Paper: Natural Ivory, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Butterfly Punch, Corner Punch, Vellum, Pearls, Spritzer, Soft Suede Marker, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Crochet Ribbon.

Don't forget:  Sale-a-Bration continues for the next 2 weeks and  at the stroke of 10 to midnight, disappears for another year.

Check this once a year bonanza HERE.  
Ordering a minimum of $60 will get you free product - some exclusive to Sale-a-Bration and some from the 2011/2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. 
Thanks for visiting today and until next time...


  1. wow, this is beautiful all in white.

  2. What a lovely card but more importantly visiting Japan and having family there would be awesome! Enjoy every minute. They have wonderful crafts, particularl papercrafts and I am sure you will have a great time Karen!

  3. Karen this is gorgeous and love the soft white vellum, so pretty.
    hey what excitement coming your way. Japan... wow. I don't envy the journey but I'm sure you 'll have a great time once you land. Enjoy. Be safe. Hugs.
    PS: Must be on the same wave length. I just did my taxes too... finally (slow this year for sure).

  4. Just beautiful!! LOVE the way you did the butterfly on this gorgeous card!
    Have fun on your trip - and know you will.

  5. What a pretty, feminine card!

    I hope you enjoy Japan! It's a place I'd love to visit, so I can't wait to some of your pictures.

  6. Karen I hope you have a wonderful trip to Japan. Your monochromatic card is beautiful, very stylish and very elegant. I just love the butterfly! Looking forward to seeing and hearing all about your trip. Enjoy!

  7. Your card is very elegant. I really like the browns. How fun to go to Japan. Have a safe trip!

  8. Absolutely beautiful, Karen! I love this elegant and classy monochromatic look! Safe travels, my friend!!! I can't wait for the pictures and the posts!


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