Flower in the Middle – A Butterfly Dance

Today I have a pretty purple and yellow card to share with you.


Lots of shapes, some punching, a little die-cutting and only 2 colors went into the making of this CAS butterfly dance. I used a SU flower stamp, flower punch, some PTI stamps and a several ink brands.

IMG_4478editedI started by stamping several flowers in Elegant Eggplant and then added clear embossing powder and heat set them. Then I used an emboss resist technique to sponge on the Tim Holtz Squeezed Lemonade over the stamped/embossed flowers. Then I punched out a flower and set it aside.

For the card front, I created a circle mask with Scotch Masking Tape, adhered the circle to the front panel and then stamped the butterflies around the circle. I added some detail to the yellow butterflies with a SU marker.

I used a circle die to cut the center out and then punched a flower in the middle of the die cut white circle. I added a thin line of eggplant ink around the edge of the white circle by running the edge on the eggplant ink pad. Next, I popped up the circle and the panel with foam tape and adhered the flower with Tombow Mono adhesive to the card base.


I stamped the sentiment on a piece of the left over lemonade blended paper and then trimmed it and added the sentiment strip with more foam tape. The butterfly stamp is from PTI/Betsy Veldman’s Make It Market Mini: Clipsters Kit.

I was inspired by LIM’s: Opposite Colors on the Color Wheel, Casology’s Cue Word: Shape and HLS’s CAS Challenge:Die Cuts and Punches.

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A quick post to share the following card:


I made a stencil for this card using some circle punches. I then did some ink blending. Please excuse the photo, I hope to update with a better one tomorrow.

Inspired by Less is More’s :Week 208 sketch



I’m also playing this at The Male Room’s: Shades of Blue challenge and CASology’s: Birthday challenge.

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Puzzling Circles

Here, I have another inspired by Chrissy’s Sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #106:


 I’m going to play this over at CASology and Uniko Studio too. This is a more masculine version of this pink one of mine. A kind visitor to my blog mentioned that I should play this over at The Male Room’s challenge.  🙂 So I will!


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 P.S. You might be curious about how I made this, so I included a slideshow of the most important steps. I used Spellbinders Classic Circle dies, large and small, to make the circles. I used four different sizes, two for the blue circles, each paired with a die one size smaller to make the black circumference.

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Lovely Baby

Here I have another card for this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #106 and Make It Monday’s #197: Homemade Foam Stickers.

IMG_8779editedI am going to have a new baby niece soon! Her name starts with an “I”. 🙂

Here is the sketch:


A closer view of my homemade sticker. 🙂


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P.S. If you are curious about how I made this please check out the slideshow here.


Stamps: PTI A Cheerful Heart (Lovely), SU You Are Loved

Ink: SU Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Versafine Onyx Black

Paper: SU Cherry Cobbler, Raspberry Ripple, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Bazzill Marshmallow

Tools: Circle Dies, Letter “I” die (I can’t remember the brand. If you recognize it please let me know!)

Other: Foam tape, Sticky Label