Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fall to Layout #55 Take Two

Happy Sunday!

I think Chera and I are wintered out. You may notice a certain Spring vibe in our cards today!

Here is the sketch:

The original idea when sketched was to coordinate the pattern paper with the larger focal image. The "button" part of the sketch can be anything- just ribbon, an actual button, or a bow or knot.

Here is my card:

Some dimensions for you:
Standard Card Base: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
Purple Layer: 4 x 5-1/4
Image/Sentiment Layer: 2-3/8 x 3-1/8
Image Frame Layer: 2-1/2 x 3-1/4

I don't typically combine challenges, but when I saw that the Beautiful Butterflies set was on the Papertrey Ink 2018 retirement list, I had to use it for the retirement list challenge! This set has served me well over the years. I love the sentiments in and have made many birthday, wedding, and mother's day cards with it. If you love it, but don't have it, check out the link above- it can still be purchased until May. After that it's gone for good!

I mixed the old, with the new (kind of). Lilac Grace is a colour that was released a bit more recently and I hadn't even cracked open my pack of cardstock!

I arranged the smaller butterflies on my MISTI and stamped a nice background with them. I rearranged them a few times to fill the whole panel. Next, I stamped the large butterfly on my image panel. To make it a bit more interesting, I cut out the one side of the wings so that it would "fly" off the page. I stamped my greeting over the butterfly and then also added a bit of white Nuvo drops to the wings. The image panel was placed on some Amethyst Allure card stock and then the card was finished off with a touch of light purple sheer polka dot ribbon.

Supplies (affiliate links used):
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: Lilac Grace, Black
Paper: Stamper's Select, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure
Accessories, etc.: Ribbon, Nuvo drops

Now onto Chera's card!

Hello Everyone! Hope you had a great week!!! Here's my card for this week's sketch! Pulled out some oldies (which I seem to do often) This set is from Wplus9 called Mother's Day Bouquet. I used the smaller images from the stamp set to create the background base for the card! Just another way to utilize smaller stamps and create your own designer paper in whatever colours work for you!! Once that was done I then cut out the square using a MFT stitched die and stamped the flowers onto it. One of the flowers I cut out by hand and popped up with a glue dot to give a little dimension to it! After that was stamped I pulled out another oldie from Wplus9, strictly sentiments 2, as it fit perfectly inside the die cut square! Once that was done I cut a strip of white paper and used my purple ink pad to colour it for the perfect match! 

Look forward to your creations this week! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  1. really like this sketch, both of you have made a pretty card and did some great stamping.