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:

JoAnn said...

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

Debbie Mageed said...

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!!

barb mann said...

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

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness Sandy, this is just so beautiful!

Thanks for joining us at CTS!

Claire Broadwater said...

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

Shannon Jaramillo said...

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!

laurie said...

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!

Nance Leedy said...

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!

Karren said...

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

Ann Schach said...

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!

Leigh Penner said...

This is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Lorraine said...

Oh so pretty!

Joanne James said...

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!

Andrea W said...

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

LeAnne said...

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

I Card Everyone said...

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

Anne Marie Hile said...

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! :)

Jaydee said...

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

nelda machovsky said...

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!