Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"Thinking of You" By Laurel Beard!

Hello bloggers! It is not looking so pretty outside here in Ohio today! I'm hoping you all have better weather- but if it's similar weather I'm sending thoughts of warm drinks and comfy blankets to you!

Now- let me share with you a stunning card from Laurel Beard! Laurel's excitement for this industry is so contagious, and I encourage you to check out her blog for plenty of inspiration projects and tips!

 Laurel explains she created this card as a "thinking of you" card, and that "thinking of you" is such a good theme to make for those times you just feel like making some cards. When there's no specific purpose- a "thinking of you" card can be created for fun and used later for many different occasions!

On the butterfly, Laurel heat embossed it and used a waterbrush and Distress Inks to color it in. For some extra super-shine, she used Perfect Pearls pigment powder on top!

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I hope this inspired you to make something equally as lovely!
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-Michelle














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56 comments:

  1. Great card! I love the colors! Off to check out her blog...

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  2. You did a wonderful job on this card. Bringing out those beautiful colors and I love the Butterfly.

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  3. Love everything that Laurel creates. Would love to try the gelatos - thanks for the chance to win goodies.

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  4. What a sweet card! I love the script background. Thanks for blog candies, I would love to try gelatos :)

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  5. What a great combination of background and colorful butterfly!

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  6. I love this card and the techniques used to get the colors and shine effect. :)

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  7. Beautiful card. There is just something about blue butterflies that are so eye catching.

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  8. I love you card...it is just lovely...thanks for sharing with us.

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  9. WOUW this card is sooo beautiful, and I just love the colors on it too. really gorgeous work here, thanks soo much for the great inspiration.

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  10. Wow, I have not seen this Hero Arts background before. Wonderful card, love the colors and the butterfly! Thanks for sharing!

    Katie B.

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  11. What a gorgeous card Laurel! I adore the colour combination. I'm sure that whomever receives the card will feel very special that you thought of them.

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  12. I love this card. It is just so cheerful and I think the recipient will agree.

    Elaine Allen

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  13. I love the look of that card. What a great and easy idea for countless cards.
    Rae Ann O.
    http://joyinart.blogspot.com

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  14. Beautiful card, Laurel. I love the color choice. Now heading to her blog...

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  15. Awesome card Laurel! I love the colors you used! I often make my cards generic too, so I can use them for several different occasions, as needed!

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  16. What a wonderful card! Love that the color of the butterfly and base card are similar and then the background is black and white. Great tip on the idea of thinking of you cards. I sometimes feel like making a card but then don't have a purpose for it so when you have the idea of thinkiong of you the card can be used for lots of occasions (get wel cards, thank you cards etc.). Thanks for the tip! Hugs, Hanneke

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  17. The butterfly is beautiful and the card is great. Thanks for the chance!

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  18. Just beautiful. Love the shimmery butterfly.

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  19. I just love the colors used on this card!

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  20. What a lovely card - the colors are wonderful. Thanks so much Laurel!!

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  21. What a beautiful card - the colours are gorgeous

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  22. Gorgeous! Love that background paper, too.

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  23. This is truly a stunning card!! Love the shading with distress inks and the butterfly is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Beautiful card, I love the colors.

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  25. Beautiful colors on the card! I'm heading over to see what else she has to show us. Gelatos are new to me, so it would be fun to have some to play with. Thanks for letting us play along.

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  26. Stunning card, love the colors and the stamp used, amazing... Thanks for sharing and chance to win!

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  27. Gorgeous card Laurel! I love the colours of the butterfly x x

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  28. Gorgeous card with that beautiful butterfly!
    xxx Margreet

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  29. I love how the coloures play
    will try to do it, thank you

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  30. That is so pretty and I love the colours. Maddy x

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  31. Besutiful crad. with lovely blue colors.

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  32. Laurel this is so gorgeous!! Love your colouring and the chance to win! :)

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  33. Laurel's card is beyond beautiful. Simple but gorgeous.

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  34. Laurel's card is gorgeous! I love that background stamp and the blues.

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  35. Very pretty card. I like how she colored the butterfly.

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  36. I am a blog follower. This card is so beautiful, love the blues.

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. This cards background look so beautiful.Butterflies look so simple and colorful.I really like this cards.

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