Tuesday, April 23, 2013

One Layer Butterflies ~ PP142

This card is for The Paper Players clean and simple one layer card.
Eeeek!   1: clean and simple is not my thing.   2: one layer is not my thing.  I really wanted to participate in this challenge to push myself!  I played off of a scrap page from Bobbie Trost that I thought was amazing.  She used punched butterflies on her page, but I couldn't so I chose one of the butterflies from the Best of Butterflies set I just purchased.  Now, this is by far NOT my favorite butterfly in the bunch, but it's the smallest and best for the look I wanted to achieve.  I went through many-a-white pieces trying to get the flow of the butterflies just right.  This is probably the fifth or sixth incarnation of this card.  After I got the butterflies to the point where I was satisfied (notice I didn't say happy) with them, I added the sentiment.  I figured this one went along with the butterfly theme, and I could also use it for a graduation card if I have to.  (You know, spread your wings and take flight, you've got your whole life ahead of you, type of feeling.....that fits into graduation, right???)  Here's the kicker.  After I stamped the sentiment, I SMEARED IT!  Ahhhhhhh!  I was so upset, but it was too late to go back now.  Under normal circumstances I would re-stamp it onto scrap paper, punch it out and adhere it over the original image....not this time.  Not in a one layer challenge.  Oh well, I guess it's not too noticable.  To finish this baby off I ran it throught the tulip border EF and added some lines above and below the sentiment with my score tool.  Lastly, I dotted a few of the butterflies with bling.  Whew, now that was a challenge for me!  Give me layers any day!!!!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Word Play, Best of Butterflies
Paper: White
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Black
Accessories: Tulip Border EF, Score Tool, Rhinestones
Thanks for taking a peek!


  1. Jenny, it's amazing how difficult clean and simple can be. I can't tell you the amount of times I got to the end and smudged something!!! So pleased you persevered because the card is so pretty. You captured a tremendous amount of movement with your butterflies and the embossing and scoring adds another layer of interest. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week and thank you for rocking my challenge

  2. Beautiful, Jenny! I love the butterflies with the bling. You did a wonderful job with the layout of the different colors. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. It was definitely worth the effort and pain you went through! I am a CAS girl, but one layer I do struggle with - I am impressed by your commitment! :) if there's still time left on this challenge, maybe I'll have to have a go too! :)

  4. I am amazed at this card Jenny - it doesn't look one-layer at all! I would have been extremely happy with this arrangement of butterflies and I can't see any smudging at all!

  5. This is a beautiful way to showcase those colors. The embossing on the card front is wonderufl. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week.

  6. Jenny, this is so colorful and fun! I love the texture from the embossing, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)