Friday, September 21, 2012

Nature's Splendor

Here is my inspirational project for the end of summer.
I started with a lime green center-step card that is 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 when finished.
The zebra is a free SVG file that I found online,
and it is absolutely gorgeous!
The plant is PDDU and is cut 2x and popped.
The butterfly is HD and is cut 3x and popped.
The dragonfly and the bottom banner are punches that I use all the time.

To add some bling to the front, I used Glossy Accents
on the zebra eye and nose, small green gemstones on the banner,
while the dragonflies and butterfly are cut from glitter paper.
There is so much dimension on the front of this 3D card that
it naturally catches the eye as you pass by it.
The inside is finished with an original verse situated
on the top end of the cardstock so you may add a personal sentiment before sending.
The butterfly stamp has been colored with pencils
and "blinged" with Glossy Accents on the wings and bubbles.
The green gems were repeated to enhance the antennae.
I just love the finished project and look forward to your comments.
I will be entering this in the following challenges:


  1. Wow, that Zebra is amazing, love how your butterflies sparkle, thanks for joining CTVS!

  2. Very unique card. Love the tree and butterfly. That zebra is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  3. Wow, fabulous zebra. Thanks for playing at BBTB2 and at Cardz TV Stamps.

  4. Wow totally beautiful step card. Love the zebra, the dragon fly and the butterfly inside. Combined they make a wonderful card. Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2.

  5. This is amazing! I thing step cards make such a fun card and this is just well, amazing! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  6. Stunning card, Love the all your design features, thanks for joining us at BBTB2, hugs

  7. What a great project, perfect for our Bling It Up Challenge and Punches challenge! I love the step card and that zebra is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing with us at Cardz Tv Stamps and Paper Playtime.


  8. Love that zebra. Thanks for playing at CardzTV.

  9. Gorgeous card! So creative. Thanks for playing along with Cardztv!

    Cathy, Cardztv DT

  10. Great Job on the FCCB challenge. That zebra looks like it was a difficult cut. Thanks for linking up with FCCB- Holly :-)

  11. Wonderful project.... the color combo and designs are fantastic. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  12. Fabulous card! Love the butterfly on the tree . Thanks for joining us at bbtb2.
    Jayne x

  13. Saw your wonderful card at Fantabulous Cricut. Like wild animals like Zebras. Your card showcases the Zebra bee-utifully. Where online did you get the free SVG file? I posted a 2 page layout of Jenny, the Elephant, to my blog today that you may want to ck out.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

    1. I wish I could remember where I found was a few months ago. If I can locate it again, I will surely pass it along to you. Thanks you for your kind comments...I'm off to check out Jenny on your blog!

  14. awesome card thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 :)

  15. Wow, what a stunning and unique card! I love that zebra, your colors combo is amazing, the plant and butterflies look so awesome in those colors and of course who can resist the cute dragonflies! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 ;-)

  16. Great looking card! Thanks for sharing with us at BBTB2!

  17. Wow this is a beautiful card. I love that zebra!! The butterflies are a nice added touch. Thank you for joining us at CardzTV Stamps Challenge!!


  18. Beautiful center step card. Love the sparkle of the butterfly. Thanks for joining us this week at CTVS for the Bling it up challenge.

  19. So gorgeous! So bold and beautiful it's stunning, really. Thanks so much for sharing with BBTB2. xxD

  20. This is stunning. I love it! Thanks for playing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges and at Cardz TV. :) Janis

  21. What a striking card! It has such a wonderful look to it! Great job!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  22. This is really awesome!!!!! Thank you for sharing. I love it. It is beautiful. Have you ever done anything like this of a giraffe? I would love to see it if so.

  23. This is absolutely beautiful...TFS