Thursday, April 20, 2017

Let Your Dreams Take Flight

04/25/2017 Update: Honorable Mention at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #115

04/24/2017 Update: Winner of Sapphire Award at Color Dare Challenge #239

After recently acquiring a set of circle stamps I just had to find an immediate use for them so I guess one could say that the circle stamps provided inspiration for the layout.
Using the MISTI to achieve solid images, the large yellow butterfly was stamped at about the center point, the circles and spheres were stamped in gray, followed by the small butterflies in eggplant ink. Another yellow butterfly was stamped, fussy cut and added over the first butterfly, leaving the wings free. The sentiment is carved into the butterfly stamp, "Let your dreams take flight."
The stamped panel was adhered to a panel of eggplant cardstock and then to a white card base. The inside of the card was decorated with stamped circles and butterflies.

This card is being submitted to:

1. Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #239

2. Watercooler Wednesday "Spring Theme" Challenge #115

Techniques: Stamping, fussy cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Simon Says Stamp "Lots of Dots" & Reverse Confetti "Butterfly Dreams"
Inks: CTMH Canary, Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant


  1. Oh my goodness, how pretty!! I absolutely love every detail on your card Melanie! The clean design is awesome and your butterfly looks like it's ready to take flight. Beautiful!

  2. I really like the slate circles as your background. The mixture of solid and open is great.

  3. How beautiful this turned out using these colors, Melanie. You did it!!!

  4. Lovely card! I love your 3d butterfly with the random stamped background. Thank you for playing with us this past week on Color Dare.

  5. Melanie such a great way to show off those new circle stamps. They pair up with the butterflies for such a light spring feel. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Spring Them challenge this week.

  6. Your card is stunning! I love the colors you chose and that new circle stamp set works beautifully with the Butterflies. Great background for them as the butterflies really Pop! Thank you for joining us and sharing your creativity with us on Watercooler Wednesday.

  7. Love your personalized background design with the cirlces ...Great mixture of these color with none of them dominating the card, but the yellow butterfly on flight with the sentiment, pops out of card into flight. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

  8. Hi Melanie, I love your combinations of solid circles and outlined circles. They make a wonderful background for that gorgeous butterfly. Great idea to place the fussy-cut butterfly image over the stamped one. It gives the illusion of movement. And carrying the circles and butterflies into the card as well is a real bonus. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  9. What a fun card!!! Thank you for joining us this week for Gail's Spring Themed Clean & Simple Challenge at Watercooler Wednesday.

  10. And to think you almost skipped this one! Congrats!