This month the Cards In Envy challenge is things with wings...
I use a lot of 'things with wings' in my cards: butterflies, birds, bees so this one was easy for me. The paper is from Echo Park's 6x6 Splash collection. I just love how it naturally had a center point, but I wanted to accent it not to hide it. That is kind of hard given the location. So I decided to make the butterfly just hover over it. For the image, I stamped that beautiful Stampin UP butterfly on white card stock and embossed with white. This allowed me to ink over it with several shades of yellow/orange.
As you run your dauber over the image, the white lines stay white while the background paper picks up all those pretty tones. I deliberately cut him off center to let more of that inking show and to feel as if he is in motion. Originally, I wanted just the butterfly image, and I don't mind a card without a sentiment - but this one looked naked without. So I layered some punches and placed that off to the side.
Are you inspired??? Remember the only rules for these challenges is the cards should fit in a standard envy with no extra postage. I hope so - make a card, link it up at CIE and send it to Operation Write Home!!