Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hope for CTS and SUOC

Welcome back and happy Sunday!  My card today is for this week's challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch and for the SUO Challenge to use butterflies (SUO Challenges).

When I saw the circle on the side, I knew I wanted to create negative space with the circle then fill it with the butterfly from Strength & Hope.  It was stamped twice in Crisp Cantaloupe, once on the base and once on a separate piece of paper which I then fussy cut.  Once the top panel was in place, and the butterfly decorated with a row of pearls, it was adhered with dimensionals.

After attaching the ribbon to the panel, I used some of Gold Cord that will be available September 1 in the Stampin' Up Holiday catalogue.  It is wonderful cord and ties beautifully, unlike other versions from prior years.

The final touches were sequins and a decorative corner in the upper right.  Yup, also a sneak peek from the upcoming Holiday catalogue, a new corner punch with two designs and a slot punch for tags.  I've been hoping for something like this for a while and was glad Stampin' Up finally delivered!

Thanks for the visit today!  I'd love to hear from you if you have a moment to leave a comment.  I hope you have a great week ahead!  Take care!



Product details:
Stamps:  Strength & Hope, Express Yourself
Paper:  Whisper White, Lullaby designer series paper
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Other:  Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon, Gold Cording, Metallic Sequins, Pearls Basic Jewels, 1 3/4" Circle punch, Paper Snips


Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty!! Love the use of the retired Strength & Hope butterfly and your circle/ribbon treatment!! So many excellent finishing details as well- thanks for playing along with us (again :-)) at SUO Challenges!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Great take on the sketch!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow! Another great card! I love how you tied that gold cord bow! Thanks for playing along (again!) with the SUO Butterfly Challenge this time!

Julia said...

This is a lovely butterfly - and it looks great in your negative space circle - lovely idea!! So glad you joined in the fun at SUO - twice!!