Butterfly Blues

Today’s card share was inspired by a really different and challenging (I thought) sketch at the Pals Paper Arts weekly challenge.


As you can see, there is a lot going on with this sketch, thus the challenge to incorporate all the elements.  Here is what I came up with….

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-03-21-1501)

Again, I used the Watercolor Wings stamp set as the focal point.  Since finally pulling this set off the shelf, I just cannot seem to get enough of it.  I stamped the wings in Pool Party and Lost Lagoon and the body in Early Expresso.  Then I stamped the butterfly image from the Butterfly Basics stamp set on vellum in Tip Top Taupe and cut both images out using the Bold Butterfly Framelits.  I like the lacy effect the vellum layer gives it.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-03-21-1502)

The lace is the Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace trim and the DSP is from two different collections.  The top is from the In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack and the bottom is from the 6 x 6 stack, Cherry on Top.  I used the Circle Collection Framelits to cut the mats for the butterfly.  The cardstock is Tip Top Taupe and Lost Lagoon.  The sentiment is from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set and is punched using the Scalloped Oval Punch.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-03-21-1502)   Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-03-21-1502)

The inside sentiment is from the Garden In Bloom stamp set.

After a lot of trial and error with this sketch, I think this card will satisfy it.  I hope it satisfies you, too!

Thanks for checking in today and please stop by again….soon.




  1. Beautiful, Roseanne! These shades of blue paired with brown are a yummy color combination. Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. The butterfly is gorgeous! I also love how you decorate the inside and the envelope. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at PPA.

  3. Beautiful color combo for this lovely card!

  4. You did it again….another OVER THE TOP CARD! Love the color combination and the way you used the lace ribbon! Woot-woot to you!

  5. This card is so pretty, the colors are fabulous, and you followed the sketch wonderfully! Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

  6. WOOT-WOOT…..way to go for being a pick! So well deserved – what a beauty!

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