Monday, 3 December 2012

Papillon potpourri patchwork

I'm back!! I can't believe my last project post here was more than 2 months ago. I didn't intend a long break, but it's been such a busy time, both with life & creating. Thanks very much to anyone who's still visiting me here.
Anyway, onto a project....finally. I wasn't sure where to start again, so I'll just try to pick up where I stopped & see how it goes. I made today's card way back in September for my friend Jo's birthday (*waving*), using my (at that time) new butterfly stamp set, Papillon Potpourri....with matching punch (yippeeeeeee).
I had an idea to make a patchwork landscape background using some Patterns DSP & a square punch. Can you see the green grass, blue skies & a yellow sun in the corner? I added some subtle faux stitching with my new Essentials piercing pack & a crumb cake marker . It's mounted on a die cut scallop square. The beautiful butterflies are stamped in not quite navy ink & coloured very roughly with markers, then punched out (the small one is hand-cut). You can hopefully see the detail better in this pic.
The sentiment is from a super useful new set (with a great font) called 'Made for You', which I punched out with the curly label punch & placed under some fun new wild wasabi stitched ribbon.
Before I  go, here's the inside of the card. I carried over some elements from the front, but kept it very simple. By the way, the finished card front is around a 14.5cm square.
It turned out totally different to my initial idea, but I was really happy with it. Hope you like it too. Thanks again for visiting. I really appreciate you being here.
Until next time, sending warm & inky wishes.

Today's Tip - 'Made for You' is a super useful sentiment set, which includes the birthday stamp I used here, plus 'thank you' & 'especially for you' sentiments. It's a total bargain at only $16.95 (AU) in clear mount.

Stamps: Papillion Potpourri, Made for You
Card/Paper: baja breeze, whisper white card, Subtles Patterns DSP (marina mist, baja breeze, so saffron, certainly celery, Brights Patterns DSP (daffodil delight)
Ink: not quite navy ink pad, pretty in pink, bashful blue, so saffron markers
Accessories: basic pearls, wild wasabi stitched ribbon
Tools: Big Shot, Scallop square die, Essentials piercing pack, Piercing tool, Piercing mat, Curly label punch, Butterfly punch, 1 1/4 inch square punch


Marlene said...

This is just beautiful. I love the "landscape" it's a super cute design and a super cute card!

Sarah Milbourn Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said...

Gorgeous as usual, and great to have you back in my feed! :)