Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Poppy Butterflies for JAI 103

Hi there. Today I actually have a new project to show you (shocking I know). I'm trying to get back into my stamping groove & have quite a few cards to make & thought a challenge would be a good way to get me started. So, I checked out the latest challenge at the fab Just Add Ink, which is JAI103 - just add red & white.
I thought the challenge would be pretty easy, but the red & white was a little trickier in practice. The one easy choice was using the butterflies. There's just something about them that I can't resist at the moment & I had my two butterfly dies already on my desk, so I went for it. Anyway, without any further waffle, you can see what I came up with.
I cut the butterflies from some retired poppy parade DSP & cardstock. I also used some of the Sale-a-bration DSP pack for the bottom mat. Initially, I stamped the white stripe embossed panel with a swirly stamp, but thought it was a little busy, so I changed it. I distressed the edges of all the mat pieces. I popped the sentiment inside one of the embossed designer frames, which I cut out & mounted on dimensionals. The butterfly edges are sponged & popped with dimensionals & not forgetting the cute brad from the SAB accessory pack.
Here's a different angle to show the layers better:
Anyway, hope you like what I came up with. Leave some comment love if you have any q's or just want to say hi. Bye for now.
Inky wishes, Di

Stamps Elements of Style
Card/Paper: poppy parade, riding hood red, whisper white card, In-colour 10-12 Patterns Hostess DSP pack (retired), Everyday Enchantment DSP (SAB)
Accessories: white taffeta ribbon, Everyday Enchantment brads pack (SAB), basic pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Butterflies die, Beautiful Wings die, Designer frames embossing folder, stripes embossing folder, sponge dauber


Christine Blain said...

This is a gorgeous card, Di. Love the embossed frame, and tiny butterfly to complement the main one(s). Just lovely.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Di I just love all the different DSP that you've used!
I've got a little sweet spot for butterflies too.

Thanks for joining us as JAI this week.

JAI Design Team

Mae Collins said...

Di I love the layers and effects on this card. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink this week.

KimB said...

I always love your style Di and this is no exception!! I really love how you used the embossed frame for the sentiment - must use mine more!!!

Nikki Spencer said...

Di this is so pretty, l love all your layers and the different DSP layers on the butterfly, very stylish!

Delys Cram said...

Wow Di I just love all of your layers and the butterflies are just fab! Wish I could find my butterfly dies now so I can go and play!

H2 :) said...

So very pretty Di! The mix of DSP looks fabulous & I love the sweet little framed sentiment. :)