Thursday, April 12, 2012

Layered Butterfly {Thanks for Your Kindness}

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Hi crafty friends!  

Today I should be painting. My soon-to-be craft room.  But Oh, Lord, I hate to paint walls.

So I thought about it, and felt properly guilty, and dodged my husband who IS working hard, and made a card.

Kindness Matters!  The butterfly is die cut layers of patterned paper and punched cardstock.  I placed a Hat Pin down the center of the butterfly, and looped Organdy ribbon onto it...I think it looks like ribbon candy!  Rhinestones are doubled up along the top and bottom, back to back.

Here's a closer look at the ribbon candy body with the bling.
 ...And the inside, a simple thanks with the technique taught in the latest issue of Stampin' Success, called Tap Dancing.  You tap-tap-tap with Stampin' Write markers onto the stamp, giving it a pretty mottled look.

My color combo was from Colour Q, truly a challenge, as I had to pick from three packs of DSP and make my own Pumpkin Pie paper with a punch, a Stampin' Write Marker and a sponge!  I am all over the place with this supply list!

And the sketch is from Freshly Made.  It was a great choice, as the colors are bright and busy, and this sketch helped me to keep it simple.
STAMPS:  Kindness Matters
INK:   Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
CARDSTOCK:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
DSP:  Attic Boutique (Poppy Parade pattern), Mocha Morninig (Basic Black flocked pattern), Summer Smooches (Lucky Limeade pattern)
ACCESSORIES: Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die, Stripes embossing folder, Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Edge Border punch, Hat Pin, Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Lucky Limeade Organdy ribbon.


  1. Ribbon candy for sure! Great take on the sketch and a gorgeous arrangement of the colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches and colourQ!

  2. Awesome take on the sketch challenge; beautiful butterfly too! :)

  3. This is so elegant, and absolutely stunning! Fabulous use of this week's colours. :)
    Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ.

  4. Fabulous card, Erika, awesome job with the colors and I love your butterfly! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card!

  5. Such a pretty card inside and out! I love that sentiment and the way you added the bling and pretty paper.

  6. So wonderful!! Love the ribbon on the hat pin. Wow! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. What a great card. Very interesting idea. Like the ribbon on the hat pin and the way you added the rhinestones. Thanks for sharing.

    Diane Squires

  8. Kindness does matter...but your butterfly ROCKS! This is such an awesome card!

  9. So many fun textures and colors. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.