Saturday 23 April 2016

May all your dreams come true

Good morning all.
The weekend is upon us and the weather has decided to downhill, so what's new!
Over at Fantasy Stampers we have a new challenge for you.
This time our theme is -


Here is my card for your inspiration.


I took inspiration from my bloggy teamie at ATSM Carol's card at Tag You're it.
However as the theme was monochrome I went with the orange colour on her card and not having a dragonfly die cut, I used a couple of MB butterfly dies.
As I needed to use some stamping on this project, I used a Hero Arts lattice stamp instead of a stencil that Carol used, I think my Poppy Stamps tag is the next size down as well!
The lattice stamp was inked with Versamark then stamped through a torn paper template as I didn't want it covering the whole panel, then embossed it with white EP. I used three different oranges, Ripe Persimmon, Spiced Marmalade and Dried Marigold DI to ink the background and base of the butterfly and the palest for the tag and filigree butterfly. To add further interest I splashed some diluted DI and added some Glossy Accent dots coloured with matching Copic colour. I trimmed the top panel down then added it flat to a base card.

I did try the same design with a plain white tag and filigree butterfly first which I preferred, but thought that perhaps it wasn't monochrome enough!

Anyway, now it's over to you. 

Any projects that do not show stamping cannot be considered for our top 3.

For more info check out the main FS blog where you'll also find the rest of the DT's inspiration cards.

I'd like to join in over at -


Morgan's Artworld - Monochrome
Simply Create Too - Stitching, real or faux
Fab n Funky - Winged things


  1. Oh this is so stunning , gorgeous design and colour, love the background too, have a lovely weekend,

    Hugs Babs x

  2. Gorgeous card Julie, the orange colour way really pops. A very cheerful card.
    Crafty hugs

  3. Such a pretty card, Jules! I love your colour combo and that delicate butterfly. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with us at CWS, Jo x

  4. WOW ... this is STUNNING!! LOVE all the elements of your design that just work perfectly together. I was so excited when I saw "torn template" ... what a great idea. I'm going to make one for myself. :) Always inspiring, my friend. xx

  5. They are both amazing Julie. Sending some sunshine for tomorrow xx

  6. Wouuu schitterende kaart Jules .Prachtige kleur heb je bij gebruikt
    Groetjes Gerrie

  7. Wow, your card is simply stunning! Love the vibrant colour! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge!
    Mary (DT member)

  8. The lattice stamp is a great touch (thinking, I have one of those in my stash!) and the butterfly is great, loving all these fun dies. Many thanks for joining us at Tag You're It Challenge.

  9. Stunning card. I really love the colours and the beautiful stamping. You've inspired me to perhaps give this a try. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K x

  10. Beautiful card, love the orange background.

  11. Wow I love the background and the color and with the white it really pops. LOVE it.. Thanks for joining us at Creative with Stamps.

  12. This card is certainly a dream come true!!! Orange is my favorite colors! FABULOUS!!!!

  13. Not an orange fan but this works really well.

  14. Very pretty. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  15. Breath-taken-away stunning! I'm crushing all over your lovely orange stenciling, smitten with your tag design and in LOVE with your gorgeous butterfly! WOW...absolutely WOW! Thank you for sharing this gem in the Tag, You're It gallery!

  16. So pretty! I love the stencil and the pretty detailed butterfly!

  17. Wow, it looks so pretty :) I love the stencilled area and the butterfly-tag fits perfect!
    Thank you for joining us at "Creative with Stamps", Eunice

  18. Lovely lovely, LOVELY!!! Adore that bg, and your tag is wonderful! So glad you played along at Tag You're It!

  19. This is an amazing take on the TYI inspiration, Jules!! Those warm sunset colors and all the texture are just yummy!! Hugs, Darnell

  20. Very gorgeous monochrome card! Don't think I've created a monochrome card before, might give it a try now!

  21. Wow! Beautiful card! Love the background and butterfly, of course! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  22. wonderful card! Love that orange and your details! Thanks for playing along in the Morgan's Artworld Challenge.

  23. Fantastic entry in to the Morgan's Artworld challenge. Hugs Tracey C - DT


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