Monday, June 18, 2012

Casual Friday Challenge #57

Hi Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend and a great Father's day! I had the chance to sneak in this challenge this weekend for the Casual Friday blog. The challenge is 'Clear As Day'...create a card with acetate or vellum.

I immediately thought to create a window on my card. I hand cut the square with my exacto knife and added a scalloped frame that I cut on my Cricut. I layered the acetate behind the square to create my window.


I added some butterflies with a punch using some Jillibean Soup paper scraps I had on my desk. I love using scraps for punching shapes.


A stamped sentiment from Papertrey Ink and a simple tied baker's twine bow finished off my card!


I rarely start with a white cardstock for my card backgrounds anymore. I like the clean look even though I kept getting black fingerprints and smudges on my card from my ink pad and stamping block and every other mess on my scrap table!

Thanks for stopping by today, friends!!

19 comments:

Laurel said...

Very pretty!

Annette said...

wow this is so pretty...I love those butterflies and that little window is too cute...I love it

VanessaB said...

perfectly adorable!

Angela said...

That is super cute!

Aimee Kidd said...

What a sweet little card! Love the window!

Angi said...

Beautiful! Love how you created the window.

Tracey McNeely said...

Really beautiful card Mara, that window is so cretive and the patterns butterflies are so sweet.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Mara! Love the colorful butterflies!

Angie Tieman said...

Super cute card! I love the acetate window you created, and the darling butterflies too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

p.s. I just finished reading a book today with the main character named Mara! :)

Kim said...

that window looks fabulous!

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty. Love the pattern paper you used for the butterflies. The twine is perfect.

Anna said...

I love this card! Simple and sweet. Love the butterflies! Great job!

Joyce said...

I love that your window card is an actual window! How cool is that. I just love your card. Is that the new think big stamp? How did you get it so quickly? I'm jealous.

Kelly C said...

Love the dainty feel of this - great card!

Michelle H. said...

Very pretty!!
Love the window!
Amazing card!!!

Keke said...

So beautiful!!

Virginia L. said...

Is this ever DELIGHTFUL!! I love the clean and crisp look of this card. It has beautiful elements all around and the details are perfectly positioned! Love it! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

Ack! Mara, this is brilliant. I love your window and the twine and butterfly accents. Sweet card! I'm so glad you joined us this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)

Rebecca said...

I ♥ the window!!