Monday, March 25, 2013

Easy Papillon Potpourri - Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge (TSSC256)

We have a GREAT sketch for you this week! This sketch lends itself toward the Clean and Simple (CAS) approach which is not my strong suit! Here's what I made:

Again, I used my color coach to decide which colors to use: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, and Daffodil Delight. (I forgot how poorly Baja Breeze sentiments tend to photograph for me - sorry!) I finally purchased the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and coordinating punches) in January and still haven't used it! Since spring is finally here I thought I should break it out as well as the punches!

This card would be perfect to make in mass quantities and the color options are endless! I started by lining up my Very Vanilla card stock on my grid sheet so I could easily see the center and stamped a butterfly in Baja Breeze. Then I stamped butterflies on the top and bottom of the card in Calypso Coral, then centered my last 2 Daffodil Delight butterflies between the Baja Breeze and Calypso Coral butterflies.

Then I punched out a 2-3/8" scallop circle from Calypso Coral, a 1-3/4" circle from Daffodil Delight, and stamped a larger butterfly in Baja Breeze and punched it out with the coordinating butterfly punch. I pierced a circle inside the Daffodil Delight circle then glued it to my scallop circle. I folded my butterfly in half and added a touch of Tombow MultiPurpose Glue (aka Green Glue) to the center of the butterfly so I could flap his wings up for added dimension.  I also added a little "bling" with some Rhinestone Jewels!  Then I popped it all up on some dimensionals. I stamped my sentiment from Friendly Phrases in Baja Breeze. Done! 

I {heart} quick and easy cards!

I always try to do a little something to the inside - nothing too dramatic and not to take up a whole lot of room - but just a little something that coordinates with the card front. Follow the rule of KISS (keep it simple stamper)!

Check out the other talented designers work and if you'd like to play along there is a link on the Technostamper's blog. We'd love to see what you create!
Mary Jo Price-Williams - Technostamper
Nicole Tegrul - Be Creative with Nicole
Robbie Rubula - Inked X2
Tanya Bell - Stamping T!
Jonia Smith - Stampin For Me
Mary Brown - Stamper Camper's Corner
Supplies used in this project:
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Friendly Phrases
Ink: Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Paper: Baja Breeze, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Stampin Piercing Mat, Paper Piercer, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels

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  1. Love this! I so love butterflies--and I love that you used them down the edge like that! Awesome sample. Thanks so much for inspiring the readers for my sketch challenge!

  2. Between the butterflies and the colors, this is such a cheery, Spring card.