Monday, June 1, 2015

For You

I spent part of the evening pondering over this challenge and finally decided that CAS was probably the way to go since I was running out of time. This is my entry into Can You CASE It? Sketch Challenge #72 and also The Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge #247. As you can see from the grid below, I selected the three items across the bottom row: die cut, patterned paper, any shade of yellow.

A panel of gray card was adhered to a white card base. The sphere was die cut from white card and using second generation stamping, the leaves were added. The shape was cut a second time from yellow cardstock and the frame was inlaid onto the white circle. It was adhered with foam to lift it from the card base ............ The butterfly was punched from DSP, the edges sponged and popped up with foam. The tendrils were thin strips cut from the same DSP and wound tightly before being adhered under the round image.The sentiment was stamped with a tiny leafy flourish. Pearls were added to two corners and one was applied to the butterfly. The inside of the card was decorated down the right edge with a thin strip of the same DSP.

Drop in and visit CYCI and PP for some fun challenges and beautiful cards! And a word to the wise... I think waiting until the last minute to submit is not a good idea, especially if the winners are to be announced right away. In my opinion, the card may not get the attention it deserves before the votes have to be in. I suspect some of the decisions may already be made.

Techniques: Die cutting, stamping, generation stamping, inlay, punching
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Stamps: Gina K Designs "Bounty of Blessings" for sentiment, Lil' Inker Designs "Really Rosemaling" for leaves
Ink: SU! Basic Gray
Cardstock: SU! Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight
DSP: SU! Best Year Ever
Die: Memory Box "Chesapeake Circle"
Punch: SU! Elegant Butterfly
Misc.: SU! Basic Pearls, craft foam


  1. Great design, I love how you inlaid the swirls. Fun idea! Thanks for playing along with my tic tac toe challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  2. Love how you combined both challenges. Love the colors and the swirls and that soft, feminine butterfly. So glad you joiend us at the Paper Players this week

  3. Mel, this is adorable! I love how keepsake circle die up'd the finished look! Thanks for joining us at CYCI :) Eva

  4. Oh my goodness, you card is just stunning! The die cut is so pretty and I love the colors! :)

  5. Oh so of my favorite color combinations and I love the curly Qs as an embellishment

  6. Very pretty, I love the curly Q's too and swirls and everything about the card.

  7. Melanie, this is a gorgeous way to use this die!! The inlay is stunning, and I love the colors! Beautiful card! Hugs!

  8. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE all of the swirlies :-)

  9. I love the gray and yellow combination. It's so pretty and fresh together. Awesome card!

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. A beautiful card love the colour combo .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  12. Love the dove gray with golden yellow and crisp white! To me, it looks like an illustration for a Chinese legend about a fair maid who turns into a golden butterfly and travels to the moon, which is as white as a ricecake! And pearls as stars? Of course!