Wednesday 20 January 2016

STAMPlorations CAS sketch

Good afternoon and welcome to a post to remind you that you have until the end of the month to play along at STAMPlorations with their sketch and/or theme challenge.
For my card I went with both the sketch and theme, but you can choose either or!


This card uses the wrong side of a large butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies set, yep you read that right. I wanted to try the kissing technique running over at Less is More so I needed a large stamp with no detail so this was perfect.
After I inked up the butterfly in pale blue I then stamped onto a script stamp inked in dark blue to pick up the detail then stamped on a panel of white card. I repeated the technique along the edge then again on some scrap. To add a little depth I added some small butterflies in the same pale blue and an extra on the scrap.
I cut a wavy panel from another piece of white using a stitched border die and then popped it up over the stamped panel on pads. The 'spare' butterflies were fussy cut one popped over kissed stamped panel, the other over a strip with the sentiment from Dee's Artsy Impressions Flowers and Frames stamped in dark blue.
I first wanted to mount the finished panel on white but then decided to go with the same blue as the greeting, so I inked the edge of my base with dark blue before gluing it down.

That's about it from me, please check out the rest of the DT and why not join us.

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"Less is More"

Theme - Kissing                                                   


  1. First, I have to say thank you because you gave me a brilliant idea when I saw your wavy line on your card. Love when that happens! Second, your card is beautiful! The script in the butterflies takes this card to a new level! Thanks for playing with us this week at Just Us Girls, please come back soon!

  2. That is such a great idea to use the reverse side of the butterfly stamp. I wish you had posted this a day earlier though as it would have saved me so much angst on a card I spent all morning doing.Lol I have this stamp set and went and tried it straight away and it worked perfectly but I have left my card with the solution that I came up with. Your card is really pretty in the shades of blue. Thankyou so much for getting all inky and fluttering by my challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. What a great idea and what a fabulous card you've made. Love it!

  4. WOW! You've kissed those stamps perfectly here Julie. Love the fresh colours and can't resist a butterfly! thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. This is so lovely! Love the butterflies and that front panel cut out! Looks great! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls this week!

  6. Looks like a great bunch of kissing went on here Julie, superb card!
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  7. Lovely crisp stamp kissing here, Julie. Love those shades of blue and the layout too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More


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