Sunday, April 17, 2016

CAS Butterflies for Mom, PP291

Hi friends! Today at The Paper Players, it's my turn to be hostess. It's a Clean and Simple challenge, and I've chosen Butterflies as my theme. I don't know about you, but I have tons of butterfly themed products and they don't see nearly enough action. On a quick count, I found butterflies on about 15 stamp sets, three punches, one stencil, about 15 dies, and that doesn't count patterned paper and accessories! 

All that said, I tried to control myself as this is a CAS challenge. I have more layers than I would normally use, but I think I kept it clean with my monochromatic colors and use of white. I stopped myself from adding any embellishments other than a single pearl. 

I stamped another matching butterfly on the envelope, and a sentiment inside to finish things off. This card is ready to go, woo hoo! 

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics, Delightful Dozen, Wonderful Mother
Card Stock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, White Vellum
Ink Pads: Mint Macaron, Black Stazon
Tools: Big Shot, Butterflies & Bold Butterfly Dies, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Accessories: Basic Pearls

Thank for stopping by, and please visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players! I hope you'll play along with my challenge this week, too!

Inky hugs!


Linda Callahan said...

Love that textured background! Such a pretty card for Mother's Day! The sentiment just pops on the vellum! Thanks for the fun challenge!

Colleen Begley said...

Very pretty, Sandy. I love the EF background. I like how you used the negative side instead of the popped out images. Colors look great together and I especially like the little flower and pearl in the middle of the big butterfly.

LeAnne said...

This was a wonderful challenge, Sandy and I love your clean, fresh creation with yummy Mint Macaron! SO pretty!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love the embossed background too - it's perfect with the Mint Macaron butterfly Sandy. This is a beautiful Mother's Day card!

laurie said...

Hi Sandy! I LOVE monochromatic cards, and this is so soft and pretty with the vellum and pearls!

Nancy Farrell said...

Love it Sandy. 😊

Hannelie said...

Gorgeous design Sandy! LOVE the color ! So clean with the white!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy!! I love the embossed background--I have that EF and haven't used it yet, yikes! The soft vellum banner is lovely and the inside is as pretty as the outside. Your mom will love it!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, your card is gorgeous! I love monochromatic cards and pearls! So elegant! XX

Jaydee said...

Sandy, what a perfect Mother's Day card. I love the little butterfly with the pearls. I agree with Nance, the embossed background is the perfect backdrop. Stunning card.