Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Butterfly Friend

Hi there!  I hope your week is going well!  Tonight I have a card to share that I made for two challenges - the sketch challenge at Fab Friday and the CAS Butterfly challenge at Paper Players.


I know I could have made my card a bit more CAS but I saw this butterfly designer paper and just had to layer it on the card base.  When I saw the sketch, the Pedal Pusher stamp immediately came to mind for the top panel and the colors from the dsp worked perfectly.

I started by stamping an Olive Green swoosh from Work of Art at the bottom of the panel.  Next was the bike in Archival Basic Black.  A blender pen and reinkers were used to color the seats, bike frame, basket and flowers.  A white Signo Uniball pen was used to color for the handle grips and for the "chrome" bits, Encore Silver was used.

In addition to the butterflies in the dsp, I just had to add a wee butterfly to the panel that was cut from Calypso Coral card stock.  The sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in black ink, cut out with a Word Window punch and popped up on Dimensionals.  A quarter piece of a Tea Lace Doily was adhered to the back of the panel before it was added to the card over a banner of Calypso Coral.  Easy peasy!

Thanks for looking!  As always your visit and comments are so appreciated!  I've included links above to both challenges, so do be sure to go and check them out!



Product details
Stamps:  Pedal Pusher, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Work of Art
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral Pacific Point, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Pacific Point, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum, Silver Encore, Archival Basic Black
Other:  Blender Pen, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Brights Candy Dot, White Signo Uniball pen, Word Window and Banner Triple punches, Tea Lace Doily, Pearl Basic Jewel


Heather said...

This is so perfect and lovely! What a great choice of DSP with this fun stamp - you've pieced together the images SO perfectly, love the colors! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

stampwithamyk said...

Oh my goodness, how sweet! Love all of those pretty butterflies and your image goes perfectly with them! Thanks for joining us at FabFriday, hope to see you again soon!

Nance Leedy said...

So sweet, Stef! I've always loved this butterfly paper and you've captured the whimsy of it perfectly with your turquoise bike! Love it! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Hannelie said...

Butterflies and a bike ! A happy combination in beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining the Paper Players!

Cindy Beach said...

Hi Stef,
Your card is a great take on the sketch and I just love the bold colors. So pretty, fun and whimsical. The tiny butterfly is perfect. I'm so glad you joined us at Fab Friday!

Amanda Mertz said...

at first I was like, "where is the butterfly?" lol! My eyes were just looking for a giant one I guess! Really great use of this DSP and the colors work perfectly for the bike! Great job with our sketch! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

Brian King said...

Stef - Great pairing of this large panel with the super-busy butterfly papers. What a wonderful card! I'm so glad you played along with this Fab Friday sketch challenge!