Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Shiny Butterflies ~ SSSC179

I made this card for Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 179.  It also fits into Create with Connie and Mary 242 using Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit.
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I loved this sketch the moment I laid eyes on it.  I've been on a layered flag kick lately and this was just up my alley.  You could do so many cool things with this sketch and I'm sure everyone will!  I can't wait to see what turns up in the gallery link!
I started with the butterflies from the Kindness Matters set.  These were actually made to go on another card, but they weren't working for that, so I set them aside for another time.  I stamped them in Stazon Black ink, colored them with markers, cut them out and then oozed Crystal Effects on each one.  I like the 3-D effect it gives.  The Primrose Petals circle was another scrap I had laying on my desk.  I added a vanilla scalloped circle that I ran through the Big Shot with my Square Lattice EF and secured the butterflies on it with mini glue dots.  I stamped one of the Elements of Style images on the Raspberry Ripple card base in Primrose ink, then layered on a Primrose piece that I had embossed with my Chevron EF, added the fun banners made for the Print Poetry DP, and put on the little strip of Summer Starfruit cardstock tied up with vanilla string.  The last thing was to add the Thinking Of You banner.  This card came together very easily, and I love it when that happens!  You will definitely be seeing this sketch again from me!

Here's a list of supplies.....
Stamps: Curly Cute, Kindness Matters, Elements of Style
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry DP
Ink: Stazon Black, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Square Lattice & Chevron EF, Vanilla String, Scallop Circle die

Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. how wonderful and fantastic!

    this is totally fantastic!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  2. Love the look of the Crystal Effects on the butterflies! A great embellishment to your card! Thanks for playing along in the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Your card is sooo beautiful....the butterflies are gorgeous and I love the colors you used!!! The sketch is pretty awesome, too!!!!!

  4. So pretty! The layers and textures really add a lot of interest! Love the crystal effects on the butterflies! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. Very pretty...and makes me think of spring! It is blizzarding here today, so makes me want spring even more! Love the banners and textures. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  6. WOW Jenny - this is beautiful! I'm in love with this sketch too and you've used the challenge colours to perfection! Love the crystal effects on your butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

  7. This is a beautiful card, Jenny. The layout is fantastic and your mix of colors is perfect. Love those little butterflies! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

  8. Love the butterflies and all the layered flags. Thanks for joining our color challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  9. What fun...love that sketch with the flags hanging down and how you used the colors with the beautiful butterflies! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  10. Oh how sweet! The butterflies are just perfect in these colors and LOVE the banners hanging down! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!