Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Debut!

Now only did I just start this blog recently, I've kept it private until today when I've opened it up to everyone to read.  I also just started making cards earlier this month and I'm already entering my first challenge. I found the blog, Less is More and I've fallen in love with their ideas, challenges and all of the participants.  This week's challenge is Butterfly/Butterflies.  I thought this might be a perfect way to introduce myself into the challenge.

My card is black and green.  I just bought a heat tool and some glitter embossing powder so I heat embossed the sentiment and butterfly.  The butterfly is a stamp I cut out and then mounted to the card but you can't really see how raised it is in the picture. I probably shouldn't have used a green base and background for photographing but you get the idea.  One of the hardest parts was getting a decent picture.

Without further ado, here is my first challenge submission!  Critique away!


  1. Hello Dana and a big warm welcome to not only our challenge but the 'blog world' too.
    i have to say your standard of work is incredible, no one would ever guess you were a beginner!
    Your card is very striking, love the colours. Your placement is perfect!
    Thank you so much, LIMette Dana!
    I do hope you will visit some of the other LIMettes, they will come by and see you too
    Diva LIM mandi
    Co-creator "Less is More!

  2. Welcome to blogland and the LIM challenge too - I used this same Inkadinkado image recently and may I say what a perfectly splendid job you did with your entry - I love the colours and this image looks great embossed too.


  3. Beautiful card, and welcome to Blogland. Just be aware - it's very addictive!!!

  4. Hello. Beautiful piece. A butterfly so fancy that it is breathtaking

  5. A fabulous card for only beginning and your first challenge. Welcome to the blog world and hope to see more of you and your cards. Elaine

  6. Dana, your card is beautiful! No one would guess that you're new to card making! I LOVE the green, but I agree with you about the photographing....if would have shown up much better with perhaps using a white background to take the photo. Very elegant card!!
    My card is HERE

  7. Wonderful card, love the beautiful butterfly.