Monday, May 22, 2017

The Paper Players Challenge #345

Hello everyone!  I have a quick card for The Paper Players Challenge this week. We are to create a Clean & Simple Card that has Butterflies on it.  If you've been here before, you know that I have butterflies so it was easy to decide that I'd participate. The ones I used for my card today are a set a got a while back but had not used before so I thought it was high time to ink them up.

Recently, Altenew offered their Painted Butterflies Stamp Set and Coordinating Dies for a special price that was approximately a 25% discount, so I got this set that I'd been wanting for a while. There are 29 individual stamps included in this 6 x 8 stamp set and some of them are sentiments.

The style of this set is looser than most of the styles I have, so there's not perfect way to stamp them.  The outline does not match up to the inside layers so it's a much more organic feel to these beauties.  A layering guide is available for download or just for reference at the link provided.

For my butterflies, I began by die cutting them from white cardstock - One of the larger ones and a couple of the smaller ones.  Then I popped them back into the negative for stamping.  I prefer to stamp the most solid image first and then the outline.  I used Altenew's Lagoon Crisp Dye Ink for that and then stamped the outline using Altenew's Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink.  Once that part was done, I misted them with some Sheer Sparkle Shimmer Spritz and set them aside to dry for a few minutes while I did some ink blending on the background panel.  I used Papertrey Ink's Aqua Mist Ink with a Mini Round Ink Blending Tool and more of the shimmer spritz.  When that was dry, I die cut the panel with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die, and cut a mat using the largest die from the WPLUS9 Gift Card Layers Die Set out of  Hawaiian Shores Cardstock.  I attached those to a top folding card base made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock using the Kokuyu Dotliner Adhesive.  I stamped my greeting from the Hero Arts Hello Stamp & Cut Set in Versamark and heat set it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.

After that I could add the butterflies with some foam tape and I also added three little crystals (I buy Swarovski when they are half off at Hobby Lobby) so I can participate in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, "A Bit of Sparkle".

I hope you'll be able to join in on the fun at The Paper Players this week!  I love seeing how other people interpret the challenges.  I hope you'll leave me a comment so I can check out your blog as well.  Thank you so much for stopping by.


  1. Just gorgeous...colors, images, layout, CAS perfection! So happy that you shared it with us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. Vicki your trio of blue butterflies are beautiful with a wonderful composition - CAS perfection indeed! Thank you for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  3. Gorgeous card Vicki! It's so pretty & beautifully stamped.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  4. Vicki, this is gorgeous! I love the movement created with your cluster of butterflies and the sponged background is beautiful. Wonderful placement of each element and still beautifully CAS. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Gorgeous! LOVE your layout and colours! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players.


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