Friday, 16 December 2011

Butterfly Breeze...

The wonderful thing about holiday times for me is having so much more time to play along with all the great challenges out there - this time I combined the Play Date colour palette of black & white with a splash of teal, together with this week's Case Study challenge (what a gorgeous card by Amy Sheffer!). Here's what I came up with:

It's not exactly rocket science to see how I was inspired by Amy's card... lol! I loved the black and white butterfly, the stamped detailed background, the panel of pale blue at the bottom of the card, the punched border and the black card base. I die-cut the butterfly then stamped an image from one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets (coming on Jan 24th) over the top with Stazon ink. The Baja Breeze panel was stamped with a new vine border image from a new set coming in the mini catalogue. The border along the bottom of the card was created with the Curly Label punch, moving it along a few times to get this effect. I added some rhinestones to the body of the butterfly and a couple of black buttons under the sentiment (these were inspired by the black pearls on Amy's card).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess), Fresh Vintage (SAB), Borderlines (Mini catty)
Paper: Black, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Stazon, Baja Breeze, Tea Stain (distressing kit)
Dies: Beautiful Butterflies, Perfect Pennants
Accessories: basics rhinestones, black buttons, black satin ribbon, curly label punch

That's all for now... thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. I just adore your CASE, Amy! The mix of images you used for the bacground is beautiful, and your bow is just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along at CASE Study. I'm honored!

  2. Beautiful :) Love your take on this challenge

  3. wow Amy, this is stunning, I adore your sweet details, great eye girl...hope you have a super weekend!

    enjoy *~*

  4. I do love how you combined the challenges, and CASE'd Amy Sheffer's card. You did a beautiful job!

    Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe, and Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh my goodness Amy! This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used for your card. And that pretty stamping on the butterfly is just perfect! Thanks for sharing this with us at CASE Study Challenge! :)

  6. Love the pattern on the butterfly! Beautiful card.

  7. I love how all of your shapes mesh together. You've built some great layers. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

  8. Wonderful combination of stamps that gel together so well. Thanks for joining us at CASE study.