Butterfies and poppies are a beautiful combinationI best know about Phlyicia Rashad from her performance as the indomitable Clair Huxtable in The Cosby Show. We all knew that you didn't want to mess up in her household, but she was like a lioness to protect her family. I still remember the episode clearly when the family listened to Dr. King's I Have A Dream speech; that certainly created a lasting impression for me. And Phlyicia has continued her civil rights heritage work by directing a play about the four girls that were killed in the Birmingham bombing – an event that was a big catalyst in the civil rights movement. She is really an inspiring lady!

This card doesn't have a sentiment, so it is useful for so many different occasions. Sadly, the fabric floral embellishment in the center of the butterfly is retired, but the rest of the card uses all current products. What's especially nice is that the card is really easy to create, so you could make a whole bunch of them so you have ready cards on hand to send out when needed.

I also used an old color challenge for my inspiration. I did take a little creative license and used vanilla instead of white, but I think that I'm entitled to that freedom, don't you? Isn't this color combo especially pretty? I am SOOO thrilled that Pear Pizzazz has come beck into the regular color palette because I'm wanting to use it all of the time!

I used the following materials for this card:

  • Stamps: Pleasant Poppies
  • Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz
  • Accessories: Venetian Romance DSP, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Floral Trim (retired), Stampin' Dimensionals