Friday, July 24, 2015

JAI #272 Just add butterflies

Hello there,
butterflies are few and far between in the garden right now. Instead we see a thick layer of frost every morning but it's nice to dream of warmer times to come. Happily the challenge this week, from Di, at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Butterflies.  By way of an update, did the school holiday coming to an end mean I got some stamping time - yep it sure did!

The beauty of the new Watercolor Wings set from SU! is that you can let your imagination run wild with colour combinations when stamping the butterflies.  Having said that I stuck to a fairly subtle soft combo as I wanted something light, airy and fresh. I also experimented with adding a subtle background using a new stencil. First I sponged on some Pink Pirouette ink then versamark and clear embossed to get a shiny finish.The final subtle detail was to die cut the mats with a stitched die.

It's always a good time to play with butterflies so hope you can join us this week. Don't forget to check out the wonderful winged inspiration from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Watercolor Wings, You've Got This, Butterfly Basics
Cardstock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Vellum
Ink: Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versamark
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlets, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch, Bird Builder punch, Flower Frenzy BigZ die (R), Stitched Rectangles (Simon Says Stamp), Happy Patterns Decorative Masks, Clear embossing powder, White Perfect Accents, Black Baker's twine, Dimensionals


  1. Very pretty card! I love how you used the background stencil and your butterfly is beautiful.

  2. You've certainly nailed light, airy & fresh & a lot more, Kim. Such a beautiful way to use the butterfly & your subtle background really adds a soft, organic element that I'm sure looks even more amazing irl.
    Hugs, D

  3. Kim I really adore the subtle background you've created to go along with such a pretty butterfly!

  4. I love the subtle sponging, your lovely colour choices, and gorgeous use of twine, Kim. Such a beautiful card!

  5. Such a beautiful card Kim! Your stencilled background creates such a lovely softness and compliments your gorgeous butterfly so perfectly. xo

  6. Oh wow - this is just so pretty Kim! i love the lovely colour combo and the vellum you've added to your butterfly just adds to the softness of this card!


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