Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Newsprint butterflies

Hi there all,

well before my Mr almost 3's head numbing cold descended on me I did managed to get some stamping in. One of the things I wanted to do was participate in a new blog challenge,
jac-inks Papercraft challenges, set up by some SU! demos, who I'm pretty sure live in my neck of the woods so to speak. The first challenge was to use any neutral plus one colour.

I needed to prepare a card, that illustrated some different ways to use the Big Shot, for a workshop so that is what I had in mind when I put this together. I also want to mention that the layout is largely CASED from a
card by a very talented DT colleague of mine Bronwyn Eastley. Bron's was all neutral and I changed the focal element and added some extra ones.

I used Naturals Ivory (still a neutral just not on the list -so I hope that counts!) as the base, cut A frame, cut an extra piece for the top that was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder. What you can't see in the picture is that I sprayed that embossed piece with Champagne Mist shimmer paint mist. It has a fabulous sparkle if you catch it in the right light! Ok at the bottom of the embossed piece I added a strip of Newsprint DSP, laid over some Red Riding Hood that had a scallop trim border. All that was left was to add some butterflies in a mix of Newsprint pattern and Riding Hood Red and of course a sentiment. I just added one more butterfly to finish off the inside.

Neutrals plus one colour is definitely a nice way to go - so thanks to the jac-inks team for a great challenge - I wish you well with your new venture - have fun!!

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Beautiful Butterflies BigZ die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Champagne Mist shimmer paint, Jewels - pearls, Scallop Trim border punch, Sticky strip, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, SNAIL adhesive.


  1. Your card turned out so well Kim. May have to CASE myself lol.

  2. Beautiful! Striking colours and very nice design. I think your workshop attendees will be wowed by this card! Thanks for joining us on the challenge. And we do live in the same neck of the woods!! :)

  3. Beautiful! I like the clean and retro look to it!

  4. Just a gorgeous card. Love how you have used the newspaper print on the card with the butterflies. Just love it. Thanks for sharing.



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