This card is for Polly's Teapot Challenge to use elements that constitute a teaparty. Polly gave us some suggestions most of which are not on this card, however butterflies are critters and are very cute and the recipient of this card loves flowers ... job done.
The inspiration for this card came from Shari Carol over on Simon Says Stamp found here https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/b...eid=45abe44f8c
I totally fell in love with Shari's Journal page and couldn't get it out of my head, along with this the colours for the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #373 for this week were some of my all-time favourites so this card was born.
I had none of Shari's supplier but was able to improvise.
I made the background using all three of the SU colours slapping the ink pads straight down onto some greaseproof paper then sprayed ironing aid onto the ink. I plonked my blending card topper into the ink and wriggled it around a bit then set it aside to dry. I also did a strip for the inside of the card.
I stamped the daisy like flower stamp from the Bloom with Hope stamp set onto some scrap paper then using the light tablet I traced the flowers over and over to create a bunch of flowers and I also changed some of the petals just to give added interest. Once happy with my bunch I coloured the flowers with Copic markers and fussy cut the whole thing out.
I stamped the butterflies from the SU Papillion Potpourri stamp set heat embossed them and coloured them with Copic then fussy cut them out.
By this time the topper was dry so I attached it to the base with double sided tape, did the inside of the card, glued the flowers on with tombo glue attached the greeting with some SU dimensionals and did the same with the butterflies and finally added some Nuvo drops for a bit of sparkle and that’s it folks.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 GMT Views: 330
Registered: February 17, 2005 Location: Posts: 41749
Wed, Jun 03, 2020 @ 3:25 PM
This is a beautiful card for a tea party...watching butterflies is a wonderful peaceful and calming activity! Am sure Melanie will love your cards and I hope I get to see it in person and admire the detail in this creation!
Thanks for sending a card to my friend Melanie.
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Wed, Jun 03, 2020 @ 3:33 PM
This is really gorgeous Marg! This background turned out so beautifully and really highlights your wonderful daisy cluster and butterflies. I am really impressed how you made this daisy cluster too- wow! This is very calming and serene and beautiful and I know the recipient will love it! ~Karen.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 39181
Wed, Jun 03, 2020 @ 3:49 PM
Wow Marg you created a gorgeous card...the colors are so soothing and of course those butterflies are sweet so you did get a Teaparty essential on this. Anyone would be thrilled to receive this beauty.