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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink July 2015 Blog Hop


I was able to finish and photograph a card for 
this month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink. 
I love the colours and designs from the inspiration photo: 
butterflies, browns and pinks and that create a vintage look.

I started by creating a mask so that I could stamp Text Style  
with Kraft ink onto the center of a white card base.  
In order to "frame" this circle, I cut a larger circle and 
used the negative on the outside and the circle mask 
over the text. Using Kraft ink, I sponged a 1/4"  frame.
The Canvas Impression Plate was used on the card front. 
Two corners were rounded and Vintage Tea Dye ink (Chamomile) 
was sponged around the edges. I wish I had used the Kraft ink 
along the edges instead, but I will know the next time I use this colour combo!!
The sentiment (Fillable Frames #4) was stamped in Dark Chocolate ink.

The butterfly (Butterfly Dreams) was stamped onto 
white card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink 
and then coloured with copics. I fussy cut the butterfly, 
covered it with Versa Mark ink and then clear embossed 
it twice to get a shiny effect. I then mounted it onto a 
Beautiful Dreams die cut from white card stock. 
Brown embroidery floss was added behind the butterfly 
to create the antennae. Three brass adhesive dots were 
added over the body of the butterfly. 
I cut the die 3 more times from Kraft card stock, 
coloured the edges with a copic marker and then 
layered them over the text circle. The coloured 
butterfly was added on top with a thin strip of 
foam tape so that the wings would curl out.

Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the Blog Hop!
Karen C.


Kirsty Ahrens said...

I love your colouring!

Marcia HIll said...

Oooooooh, I love it! What a CAS yet very vintage feeling card...perfection!! :0)

Keri said...

Beautiful butterfly! Love your card! :)

Luanne said...

Oh! This is awesome! Your butterfly is extra special, and really stands out. Love it!

victoria h said...

pretty,vintage card

Kara said...

gorgeous! love the simplicity and the colors!

artful-notions said...

May be simple, but full of rich detail. Beautiful, Karen!

Diana K said...

This is one of the most beautiful butterflies in the hop. The colours you used are gorgeous and your clean and simple design really highlights its beauty. Love this, Karen!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love it, Karen!