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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Butterfly Family...

"Postcard" image provided by Vectoria Designs
This is my second DT card for the 613 Ave C Challenge theme 'Best Friends'.  On this design I am using Vectoria Designs postcard collage sheets.  Do check out the sample cards from the talented Designers as well as the challenge details HERE, at the 613 Ave C site!
A special Thank You to Barbara who gave me this cool Butterfly stamp!
[Note: specific information on supplies and sources will be found below under “Supplies”.]
  • Pink Base card is 5 x 5" with a left hand fold - 3/4" from the fold I scored a 2nd fold line. Inside the card this area was adhered together so that the card opens at that new fold line.
  • The front panel is glossy CS which is critical for this technique.  In the past I have used alcohol inks but in this case, I am using Distress Dye Ink Refills in the shades of 'Spun Sugar', 'Worn Lipstick' & 'Milled Lavender'.  A single small drop, starting with the lightest shade, is added near the bottom of the panel.  I use canned air with the straw attached to blow the ink up and across the panel.  When satisfied with that result, I add the middle color and do the same & finally the 3rd color.
  • The red rubber 'Butterfly Family' from Stampendous is stamped using all three colors going up the page and finally, when all the ink is dry, I use Memento black overlaying the lavender stamping.
  • A pink ribbon is adhered around the base and the panel is matted with black.  This is then attached to the front of the card.
  • My sentiment is stamped on the Vectoria Designs 'Postcard' which was the inspiration for the design and the colors.  It is also matted with black and fixed to the front.
  • Large and small black pearls are added as well as the pink bow.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Through the Craft Room Door – ATG
Papertake Weekly – ATG /optional summer theme
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Paper Pretties #313 – Hip to be Square
Paper Crafting Journey – Perfect in Pink
Crafty Ribbons – #92 Butterflies w/ Ribbon
Fussy & Fancy  #115 – Outdoors
Craftitude #66 – Pop It Up [Sentiment is popped up]
Sentimental Sunday #210 – ATG + sentiment
OSAAT #216 – Use a Digi
ABC Challenge – M is for Monochromatic
Open-Minded Crafting  - #12 – Something with Wings

IMAGES:  The digi postcard image is from Vectoria Designs; Sentiment is Stampendous; red rubber 'Butterfly Family' by Hanko Designs
PAPER:  Glossy white CS, pink base CS and the mats are all from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Black half pearls are from Hero Arts; Ribbon from stash.
INKS: Distress Inks  are Tim Holtz by Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black used for the sentiment & one set of butterflies; the postcard was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer.
Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. What a pretty card, Ginny. Love the attention to detail. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Cathy xx

  2. Lovely card. Great images and colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.


  3. A very pretty and beautiful card with all the butterflies
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  4. Oh this is so BEAUTIFUL and soft...lovely really!!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy "Outdoors"!!

  5. A wonderful card Ginny. Love how you did the background with the Distress Refills and air. Thanks for joining in the fun over at Crafty Sentiments this week! Susan x

  6. Love the layered inks & stamping, Ginny! Pretty card. Thanks for sharing with us at the Sentimental Sundays challenge!

    SS DT
    Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

  7. Love this card Ginny!! Beautiful stamp!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.

  8. Wow Ginny, just love those butterflies, sweet card.

  9. So very pretty and so very elegant...

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...
    Sandy S (SSDT)

  10. Very pretty card! Love the image and the fab color scheme!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  11. This is beautiful! Love the pink, white and black!! Gorgeous! Love all the butterflies! Just a stunning creation!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  12. What a great project! Love the colors. Thank you for playing at Open minded crafting. We hope to see you next time. Good luck.


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