Wednesday, April 2, 2014
This card says "Spring" to me. Pretty flowers, a butterfly, beautiful colors....ahhhh spring!! This gatefold card is 5.5" square when closed. The butterfly was stamped on parchment paper with Versamark and then embossed with fine detail black embossing powder. After fussy cutting it, I embellished it with Liquid Pearls and regular pearls. The butterfly perches on an embossed circle that is matted with a doily die cut. The embossed circle has a doodled border. A pearl flourish "flight path" completes the butterfly panel. The individual pearls that embellish the doily and make up the butterfly's body are cut from another piece of the flourish.
The patterned paper background flowers were embellished with liquid pearls and the small white flowers have stickles added to their centers. There is a doodled border around the edges of the background paper.
Due to the direction of the flourish, the panel was attached to the right "gate" instead of the left. Variety is the spice of life, right? I glued two identical doilies with wrong sides together so that when the card is open the doily has a finished look on the inside as well.
The interior has two embossed panels and a little interior decorating on the writing panel.
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Bazzill, Fiskars Parchment Paper
Patterned Paper: Simple Stories (Vintage Bliss 6 x 6 pad)
Stamps: Layers of Color (Joyful Noise - butterfly), Inkadinkado (Congratulations)
Ink: VersaMark, Versafine (Onyx Black)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders Dies (Standard Circle Small), My Favorite Things Dies (Blueprints 1), Cherry Lynn Designs die (French Pastry), Ranger embossing powder (Super Fine Detail Black), Cuttle Bug embossing folder (Swiss Dots), M'Bossabilities folder (Splendid), Stickles (Star Dust), Liquid Pearls (Bisque, White Opal), Zig Wink of Stella glitter brush pen (Clear), Staedtler Tri-plus pen (black), Prima Say it in Crystals pearl flourish
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Sentimental Sunday #200 - Add a Doodle
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #16 - Anything Goes (I used a fancy fold)
Pile It On #13 - Floral Fantasy
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Fan-tastic Tuesday Challenge #29 - Use Patterned Paper
Just Keep On Creating April Challenge - Anything Goes
Just Be Creative Crazy April Challenge - Just Because
Inky Chicks #26 - Butterflies
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge (PWC304) - No Markers
Inky Impressions Challenge #153 - Fold it! (Fancy Folds)
Scrapbook Pal Share Your Project - Use Liquid Pearls
Sweet Stamps Challenge #163 - Dies
Delightful Challenges - Hip to be square (make a square card or have a square on it - my card is 5.5" square)
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