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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Vintage Butterfly Hello

I love it when I 'm surprised by the outcome of my card designing.
Honestly I wasn't sure about the color combo and trying to find just the right mix of contrast and balance was a challenge. Having the designer paper in just the right colors made a huge jumping off point and I knew I wanted to focus on the CRisp Cantaloupe instead of the other colors.
Phew, I think I pulled it off! LOL

PPA201 April 24

Here's a run down on the elements I used..

1.   Create a whisper white card base.
2.   Cut 2 DSP panels 5 1/4" x 2"
      Smokey Slate from the Eastern Elegance DSP
      Cantaloupe from the Birthday Basics DSP
         Both DSP paper are retiring.
Eastern Elegance Designer Series PaperBirthday Basics Designer Series Paper
3.   Cut a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square Whisper white panel and stamp the 
      Delicate Doilies (retired and now sold out this week..arghhhh!) 
      in Crisp Cantaloupe ink.
      You could substitute the HAPPY DAY stamp set with a Doily look instead.
Happy Day

4.   Apply the white layer to a Early Espresso layer cut 3" x 2".
5.   Stamp the HELLO banner from the Perfect Pennants stamp set in
      Early Espresso ink and die cut the shape with the matching framelits and 
      a magnetic platform. Apply to the white panel.
6.   Wrap a piece of Summer Starfruit satin ribbon around the panel.
7.   Punch a Crisp Cantaloupe Scalloped Tag Topper and center over 
      the DSP panels on the side.
8.   Pop up the Espresso and White panel with dimensionals and center
      in the middle of the card.
9.   The Elegant Butterfly has 3 layers.
      Punch a Early Expresso layer, a Smokey Slate DSP layer
      and a  Bitty Butterfly punched with Silver Glimmer paper and inked with
      a Summer Starfruit and a sponge dauber. Apply to ribbon with
      mini Glue Dots.
10. Add a vintage feel with the feminine touch of Basic Pearls to the ribbon.

I enjoyed showing you todays project and thinking about other combinations to use with this sketch.  What colors would you choose? Any requests?

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  1. A real beauty. Clean with a hint of vintage. Love it! Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. Such a sweet card!! Love the colors!! Thank you for playing this week at the Pals Paper Arts!!

  3. Pam, What a beautiful combination of the two challenges this week! Love the tag topper that pops out on the left side. Thanks for playing along with the FabFri and Pals Paper Arts challenges this week.

  4. I really like the scalloped tag on the edge for that element of the sketch. Great use of of the challenge colors in just the right balance. Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  5. From one Pam S to another Pam S... I love this card. The colors work perfectly with the butterflies and the doily stamp! Thanks so much for playing with us at Fab Friday!


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