Sunday, March 29, 2015

Butterfly Basics Birthday (with a Cat, of course :-))



Hi Stampers! 

Wow, this has been another very busy week, but I had a chance to design and create a card today for the PP238 Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge (using Flowers, Die Cuts and Yellow) along with the FMS179 Sketch Challenge and the JUGS286 Inspiration Photo! :-)

Again, if you have not stopped by any of the challenge sites yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- terrific inspiration from all!!


To create this card:

Open a blank document in My Digital Studio (MDS), position the Butterfly Basics floral (enlarging a bit), Honeycomb and Postage  images as well as the sentiment.  

Insert a punch image with a drop shadow (I used a square) and enlarge to fill the sentiment area, color fill with Whisper White and position the punch over the floral image.  Bring the punch to the “top” and position the sentiment over the punch, then bring the sentiment to the “top”.  

Print the arranged MDS images onto Whisper White cardstock.

Use the Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Old Olive (Light and Medium) Stampin’ Blendabilities™ to color the flowers and stems.  

Add shadows using a French Gray Derwent® Watercolor Pencil and add defining lines to the top and bottom of the sentiment using a Black Pitt Pen marker.  Use the White Pitt Pen marker to add a few highlights to the tall flower center.

Trim the panel, use the retired Crimper Tool to crimp the corners and round the corners using the 2 ½” Circle Punch.

Create the layered banner with Basic Grey, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock (punching the banner points on each with the Hexagon Punch) and adhering the banner behind the focal image panel.

Mount the focal image panel onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock (creating the rounded corners on the Basic Gray layer using the 2 ½” Circle Punch before adhering the focal image panel).

Mount a piece of Daffodil Delight Designer Series Paper (DSP) onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, trim and mount onto the Basic Gray card base.

Add the focal image panel and mount the die cut cat from Basic Black cardstock.
Create a Basic Gray paper bow using the Bow Builder Punch with the Basic Black button in the center to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Butterfly Basics (MDS version)

Ink: Printer Ink- Black, Stampin’ Blendabilities™- Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Light and Medium Markers, Derwent® French Gray Watercolor Pencil, Pitt Pen Markers- Black and White

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, retired Daffodil Delight DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Impression Obsession Cat Die, Punches- Hexagon and Bow Builder, retired Crimper Tool, retired Neutral Collection button


Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a wonderful Monday!!

7 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty flower and I love your color combo.....pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Claire Broadwater said...

Julie, your card is just beautiful! I love the gorgeous flowers and the detail you have created with the honeycomb and postage stamp. The bow is fantastic and your little black kitty is, too! Thank you for joining my BINGO challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

Joanne James said...

What a beautiful card Julie - the yellow flower is so cheery. I love the crimped corners to your panel too, and the cute black cat! Thanks for joining us for our bingo challenge over at The Paper Players this week.

Jen Mitchell said...

Such a lovely card! Your flowers are so beautifully colored! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Beautiful! I love those flowers with the soft, graphic background, wonderful design. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful coloring, Julie! I love the subtle background stamping and the kitty cat is adorable. Way to rock all three challenges! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Julie! The coloring is wonderful and I love the crimping - a very cool and retro look. Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

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