Friday, April 6, 2012

JAI 112 Just add a colour combo

Hello there,
well welcome its time for a new Just Add Ink
 challenge. This week we have a lovely colour combo for you. My thoughts on first sight were elegant and delicate. Here it is.
I broke out a bunch of new stamping goodies for this one. Some brank spanking new and others have been waiting for months - eek! to get used.
Side view of butterfly layers - colour is a bit better in this one too
Very simple on the inside - tend to do that with single layer card
This kind of evolved from the idea of layering a butterfly onto the doily. I also wanted it to be something special since it was going to a dear friend for her birthday. So I cut lots and lots and lots of white tissue butterflies and added those underneath the stamped butterfly die cut. Then stitched some linen thread through all the layers to secure them adding a button to top it all off. The rest of the card is pretty simple. A stamped background on the bottom, a Crumb Cake layer emerging from under doily stamped with the sentiment and a little ribbon detail right at the top. I had a lot of fun playing with new stuff and was pretty happy with how it came together too!

Given the Easter break hopefully you'll get the chance to try the colour combo out too. It might prove a soothing counterpoint to any family members a bit hyped up after eating too much chocolate this coming weekend ;)

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter
Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Well Scripted (R), Beautiful Butterflies (PaperTrey Ink), Half and Half (PTI)
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: [(Parisian Doily, Half and Half, Beautiful Butterflies dies) PTI], Classic circle nestabilities (Spellbinder), Recycled white tissue paper, Pink Pirouette 1 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (R), 1" Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (R), Dark Chocolate vintage buttons (PTI), Linen thread, Dimensionals, Double sided tape, SNAIL adhesive, Tombow multi


  1. Kim thanks for the beautiful colour combo this week, I love your layered butterfly. Have a safe and happy Easter. ♥

  2. What a great idea with all those layers!!! The butterfly looks like it's going to take off from the card :)
    I'm sure your friend will love the card.

  3. This card is absolutely stunning! Photos sometimes don't do justice - a shame. I love the layered tissue butterflies! I'm so so glad it's mine now - and I treasure it. Thank you my friend!


  4. Very pretty card Kim. I love your stack of butterflies with the button holding them together and it looks so pretty with the doily.

  5. This is breathtakingly beautiful, Kim. I love the background stamping, and the layers and layers of butterfly! I'm impressed you managed to get thread through all those layers. Gorgeous. Thanks for such a lovely colour combo to work with!

  6. I was inspired by your lovely doily and went 'elegant and delicate'too. I love all the layers on your butterfly - just gorgeous. Happy Easter, Kim.

  7. I so love this beautiful card Kim, everything about it is so perfectly balanced and that butterfly is awesome!

  8. This is gorgeous Kim and I really love the dimension of your butterfly! Great use of the background stamps too :)

  9. So pretty and soft Kim! I love what you've been creating and have left an award on my blog for you- check it out if you have time!


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