Sunday, March 8, 2015

Butterfly Wishes, PP235 & CTS113


Good Sunday morning, friends! Today Anne Marie has a wonderful color challenge for us at The Paper Players. Initially I couldn't envision how these four colors would work together, but once I pulled out my ink pads and started playing, I fell in love with this combo.


This is such a soft, sweet combo and I softened it up even more by stamping on Very Vanilla card stock, a color that seems quite neglected these days. I used my also neglected Butterfly Basics stamp set and coordinating Butterfly Framelits. I love these images stamped up collage style.


The inspiration for my layout came from this week's challenge at CAS(E) this sketch.


I wanted to make this card a bit vintage, so I sponged and spritzed the Vanilla card stock with Crumb Cake, and distressed the Crumb Cake layer with a distressing tool. The larger butterfly has four layers. The largest is stamped and die cut, the middle layer punched from Vellum, a tiny flower also puched, and topped with a pearl.


Products Used (All Stampin' Up):
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, White Vellum
Ink Pads: Crisp Canteloupe, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Tools: Big Shot, Butterfly Framelits, Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly and Itty Bitty Shapes Punches, Distressing Tool
Accessories: Pearls

Thanks for stopping by today! Please leave me a comment, and then visit the rest of the amazing Design Team at The Paper Players!

19 comments:

  1. Very pretty card and great color combo. I love this stamp set.

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  2. Such a sweet card, Sandy! I love the softness of your beautiful details. I really like how you used scallops instead of banners to go with the delicateness of your focal point. Truly lovely!!

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  3. Sandy - Your card is my fav for the PP challenge! Love this set. Gorgeous job!

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  4. Oh my goodness Sandy, this is just so beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at CTS!

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  5. Sandy, this is just gorgeous! I love the distressed look and the little scallops! The butterflies are beautiful, too! Such a Springy card! XX

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  6. I am so in love with this sketch this week, and you have interpreted it so beautifully!! Your use of the color palette this week is delightful and I love the bit of vintage you have given to this card! Lovely!

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  7. I just love this! The layering on the butterfly is so pretty, and looks just perfect with the background.I like the distressed edges,too!

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  8. What a lovely card, Sandy! You really did justice to these soft and pretty colors. Your collage stamping is perfectly balanced and I love the distressed mat of Crumb Cake--it really sets off the whole piece. Beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful card, Sandy! You've done a fabulous job with these colors and your card looks so natural and soft.

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  10. Absolutely beautiful, Sandy! I agree about this color combination. I was doubtful at first, but once I started rolling with my design, I LOVED it! Great job!

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  11. This is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  12. I love how fresh this card looks Sandy - the green fern really pops and the layered butterfly is beautiful. Great take on the sketch too!

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  13. Lovely card! You've used the colors in such a subtle way and your stamping is gorgeous.

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  14. I LOOOOOVE that distressed edge, it is so pretty along with your marvelous collage stamping! Just a stunner all the way around!

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  15. Very beautiful... thanks for sharing it with us at CTS, Sandy... and COME ON Spring, right?
    =] Michele

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  16. I'm so glad you loved the colors, Sandy! Your card is stunning! I love the stamped background and the layered butterfly. The distressed edge adds SO much. You have inspired me to ink up this stamp set soon. I love everything about your card! Hugs, friend! :)

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  17. Sandy, this is so soft and serene. What a great use of the colors. Beautiful
    hugs
    jaydee

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  18. I Love this card!! I had 4 leftover from a class I gave w just the fern stamped on Natural White so I added the butterflies and put happy mothers day inside. Thanks for all you inspiration, I love your style!

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