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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Hot butterflies


CASE'd  Kylies card from Happy Little Stampers (CASE the designer challenge - see right).  I think what Kylie did was so simple and smart and looks so gorgeous, that I wanted to go a different way.  Also with the sketch, I don't like to be rigid with design, so I loosened it up a bit.

For the sketch, I did a simple diagonal diecut squadron of butterflies fluttering off the corner and a black heat-embossed sentiment that reflects the angle.  The diecut is all-in-one so I had to cut them apart and put them back again, then inked the wing edges.  The die comes with quite big antennae but it looked complicated and messy so I decided to leave them off and put a gem on instead.


Die: Memory Box Fairyland Butterflies
Sentiment stamp: Rosies

I do like the hot pink and orange together, not really a colour combo I would normally choose.   It's the first time I've used the stamp & the die.

 Right: the card before I inked the wings, what a difference.


Shared on challenges:
http://www.happylittlestampers.com/2016/01/january-case-designer-kylie-purtell.html
http://thatcraftplaceblog.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/anything-goes-challenge-3rd-of-january.html
http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/week-394-with-simon-says-stamp.html
http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.co.nz/2016/01/new-technique-die-stamp-colors.html

The evil twin wants to call this one 'hot buttered flies" ...

13 comments:

Maxine D said...

What a great card Carol - love those colours together!
Blessings
Maxine

TaeEun said...

So pretty! Awesome interpretation of Kylie's card!

Rhoda Toynbee said...

That butterfly card is amazing!! And I love that you turned the sketch and made a tall card instead :) Thanks for joining us on Sketch Saturday.

Rhoda Toynbee said...

I meant punch ;) but the card is amazing too. Perfect color choice!

Amanda said...

Hi Carol, what a great card!! I love the use of the dies and i have to say Butterflies are my favourites. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again next time.
Hugs Amanda

Joanna Moore said...

Great colors (pink and orange are some of my favorite together!) So glad you were able to join in the fun over on the Sketch Saturday blog this week.
~Jo

Kathy S said...

Great use of the Sketch Saturday design this week. Love those butterflies Carol, they are flying to freedom! Thanks for sharing with us this week and wishing you good luck on your entry.

Shona Chambers said...

What a stunning card and even though its different from Kylie's, I can totally see your inspiration!! Love those butterflies and how you kept the background orange. So very glad you joined us at Happy Little Stampers!!!!

Gale said...

Lovely card Carol. Love the bright colors. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Craft Addicts. Gale DT

Kylie said...

I really love how you used the colours for your CASE of my card. Gorgeous butterflies! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Birgit said...

this is stunning in those colors! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers January challenge.

Arlene said...

Butterflies take me places. Lovely card.

So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Monica Maier said...

Love the butterflies! Even though pink isn't my favorite, I love the addition of orange and the pop of black!!! Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's!