I'm really excited about this weeks card that I designed for the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge # 28!  If you haven't guessed by the look of my blog, I just LOVE butterflies!  They are my "signature."  I even have several butterfly brooches that I've made using the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die.  I hope you enjoy this weeks challenge and find some inspiration to join along.  So, here we are…


Fresh Vintage Butterfly Birthday


Fresh Vintage Butterfly Birthday CardI love the simple elegance of this card along with the bright, fun color!  The card base starts with the Poppy Parade 2010-2012 In Color with the background being the First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper layered with Very Vanilla card stock.  To add depth, I used the Tea Stain from the Distressing Essentials kit.

Each butterfly is created using the Beautiful Butterfly Bigz Die for the Big Shot cut out of Poppy Parade card stock.  I then stamped the floral image from the Fresh Vintage Sale-A-Bration stamp set with Craft White ink on each butterfly, used the White Stampin' Emboss powder to heat emboss the floral design on each butterfly.  To create the body of the butterfly, I used the Pearl Jewels.  Each butterfly is also distressed using the Tea Stain ink.

The sentiment on the bottom is from the Curly Cute stamp set and stamped on Very Vanilla card stock which is again layered on the Poppy Parade card stock.  The end "tags" were created using the 1" square punch.  I then used the bone folder to help create the wavy effect of the card stock. 

Overall, this is really a simple and quick card to create that has a lot of WOW!

Stampin' Queen's Sketch ChallengeTo help you get started, here is this weeks sketch for the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge!  Now that you've seen my design team example, I hope you can find time this next week to participate and create a card to submit on the challenge blog!  Click HERE to visit the Stampin' Queen's Sketch Challenge where you can see the cards created by the other Design Team members! 

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Sunny Stampin’ & Scrappin’!

Pam Staples



Project Supply List:

Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink (101731)

Card stock:  Poppy Parade 2010-2010 In Color (119793), Very Vanilla (101650)

Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty (121878)

Accessories: Jewels – Basic Pearls (119247); Stampin' Emboss Powder – White (109132)

Tools: Big Shot (113439), Beautiful Butterflies (114507), Heat Tool (100005); Distressing Essentials Kit (118762); 1" Square Punch (124094)

Stamp Sets: Curly Cute (w: 117014; c: 120510), Fresh Vintage (w: 125115; c: 125117)

Curly Cute Stamp Set