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New Butterflies

Can You Digi It? adds new artists and products every week (some times daily). My favorites are new paper, images, and artists. They recently added a new line from Delightfully Distressing Designs. The colors and designs are AMAZING! So the story is that I was suppose to make something with a DDD image or paper so it could be posted with the announcement on the CYDI? blog. Then there was a second chance when more DT members posted wonderful creations (check them out here). Sadly, I missed that as well.

Most paper crafters I know love butterflies - some are even addicted to them! If you love butterflies and the gorgeous colors of nature, Delightfully Distressing Designs is perfect for you! Since I just discovered last night 30 minutes before bed that I had missed the announcement (I so need to check my email more), I did a CAS card. I pulled the butterfly into Word and changed the tone of the image to fade it out using the color button in the Adjust section of Format (under saturation) - I then copied that image so there would be two large butterflies (representing my Mom and Pop). I then copied the image again and shrunk it (to make the little butterfly which represents me - even though I am 51 I am still their baby!). I adjusted the color back to a darker image basically doing the same thing but selecting a darker shade in the recolor section of the color dropdown box. I then copied the image and put it elsewhere on the page so I could cut it out to add dimension and sparkles.

After printing it out, I cut the main panel and attached it to some SU! Black cardstock. I cut the smaller butterfly out and covered the wings with SU! Dazzling Details and added some Zva Crystals from the wheel available from Can You Digi It? (still only $3.50 - what a bargain!). I added a gold picture corner and a few more crystals, and it was done. From start to finish and loading the picture (complete with my watermark and everything) took me 30 minutes. So that is why I love Digis! The possibilities are endless even for a gal with very basic computer skills like me!

Be sure and check out Hannah's lovely Delightfully Distressing Designs!



  1. Nancy, you did a fabulous job on the puter. Loving this 'fly card and all you managed to do to the image in such a short time. It's a beauty.

  2. Beautiful! Gorgeous CAS card and I love the sentiment behind it too, great reason for a card :)

  3. This is simply beautiful Nancy!
    Kevin xx

  4. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Love this card, it is so delicate, beautiful.

  5. this is pristine amazingly beautiful card!!!! black and white butterflies in that
    matching background is looking awesome..
    best part is what a humble soul stirring tribute to parents.. loved this..
    ..never knew such thing is possible via Word ( :) ) , tried myself now ..!!!
    yes Nancy, you can digi it a briliant way
    - samir

  6. What a meaningful card, Nancy! I love the simplicity of it, and that helps drive home your message even more so.

  7. What a clever way to use this image Nancy.

  8. Just gorgeous! I love the bling in the corner and the simplicity of this.

  9. Wowzers Nancy! This is amazing (and it definitely doesn't sound like your computer skills are basic!!) I'm going to have to stop looking at your blog as you're going to cost me fortune :-))

  10. For a 30 minute card you have captured elegance and grace. It's amazing.

  11. What a pretty card. I love warm colors. Everything about it is perfect!


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