Sunday, May 22, 2016

Laughs and Love

My grand-niece is packing up and preparing to move to St. Louis in a couple of weeks to begin her first college semester since graduating from high school just a week ago. I decided to send her a little something to celebrate the occasion of leaving home and this is the card I made to send it. She is a girly-girl so the card just had to be very feminine.

Using a card base of white, the edges were masked and the front was stamped with a dotted image. A panel of cardstock was die cut with three triangles and a zigzag along the
bottom edge and popped up on foam and adhered to the card base so the dotted stamping would show through the triangular spaces. Smaller triangles were die cut and popped up inside the existing triangular openings. A large butterfly was die cut from cardstock and two smaller butterflies were cut from vellum. All were popped up onto the card front. The sentiment was stamped, fussy cut and backed with foam tape. The clear droplets were added. Wink of Stella was used on the largest butterfly but it does not show in the photos. The inside of the card was decorated with triangular die cuts and a small pink punched butterfly.

The cards were inspired by two challenges:
1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #160

2. Color Throwdown #393

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Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, fussy cutting, vellum
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Vellum
Ink: Smoky Slate
Dies: Butterfly Framelits
Misc.: Dimensionals Foam

CTMH Materials
Stamps: Celebrate with Cake (banner) & Share the Love (sentiment)

Other Materials
Stamp: Hero Arts Pearl Strings (background)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs Dual Stitched Triangles & Lawn Fawn Stitched Zigzag
Misc.:Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets


  1. Just SO pretty! Your grand-daughter will love this. So nice to see the vellum, b-flies, too! Love how you accented the inside of this very special card. Thanks for playing along with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week! :) ~ Ali (AHSC DT)

  2. So beautiful! Definitely a card for a girly girl... and the added triangle elements are very cool... love it! Thanks for playing along at Atlantic Hearts this week!

  3. Beautiful card with all sorts of lovely dimension! Thank you for joining us at AHSC this week.

  4. This is perfect for your girly girl niece! My niece lives in St Louis!! She's one of the medical examiners there. Thanks so much for joining us for the Color Throwdown challenge this week!

  5. Oh my goodness, how pretty! Love those butterflies, great colors and great take on the sketch! :)

  6. A very interesting interpretation of the sketch, I have to say... I like the idea of using triangles and the butterflies add a nice feminine touch. Such a "girly" card for a girly girl - I'm sure she will love it.

  7. I love the butterfly die-cuts, and oh so pink and pretty. Love all the stitchery around the card and the layering of your pink backgound with the die-cuts showing the design paper below. So creative.