Saturday, July 7, 2012

Color challenge butterflies

Today, I was checking out blogs, and I found a color challenge I really liked on Hand Stamped Sentiments.  The color combo is Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight.  I've been wanting to make these butterflies for while, and this color combo is perfect!  The flower from Mixed Bunch is punched out, and two petals are trimmed away.  I also punched out 2 flowers from cardstock to add to the edges of the wings.  I used Calypso Coral bakers twine for the antennae.
The card base is Daffodil Delight with Baja Breeze DSP from Twitterpated.  The ribbon is retired SAB.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and cut out with a framelit.
I'm so pleased with the piece that the butterflies are adhered to.  I wanted to use that shape from the Apothecary Accents framelits, but I needed it to be longer.  I cut a 2nd one and adhered them together; the rectangle is 4 inches long.  I saw the mat measurements on Patty Bennett's blog; I just made mine longer.  (For the original shape, cut a 1 5/8 X 3 1/8 rectangle and add 2 1" circles.  For my piece, the rectangle is 1 5/8 X 4 1/8.)  I used the new paper piercing template to add an accent around the edge, and I also added 2 Calypso Coral brads.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

7 comments:

Erika Clark said...

I love what you did with the butterflies! I'd love to try that too :) Awesome shape and piercing, great details. Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

Erika Clark said...

P.S....you have a really cute blog! Love your background! erika

Diane Vander Galien said...

Very Cute!!! Love the butterflies!!! Great use of the punch!! Also love the use of the framelit die!!! Great layout and accents!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

ebeth9267 said...

I am blown away by how awesome your card is! I love how you have layered the butterflies on the framelit panel. Thanks for adding your amazing card to this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

Bobbie said...

This is adorable my fellow Minne-so-tan! Love how you created that butterfly and perfect use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at HSS. (I live in the Anoka area, hope all is well with you in the Duluth.)

Shannon said...

The butterflies cut with the embosslits are genius! Great idea. Very pretty and feminine. Great job with the challenge, thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

inkedx2 said...

Love the clean look of your card. Those butterflies are adorable. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.