Saturday, 31 March 2012

Big Butterfly Bright Birthday Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #53

This week at Simply Stampin' we have a zesty, zingy colour combo for you - Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White.  Very cheery, perfect for spring!

 I've made a Daffodil Delight A6 side opening landscape oriented card base.  I stamped the French Filigree background stamp in VersaMark ink onto Wild Wasabi CS, heat embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder and cut the panel to size.  I matted the Wasabi panel onto a larger Whisper White panel that I edged with Tangerine Tango ink.  I then used the Beautiful Butterflies die to cut out a Tangerine Tango large butterfly.  I  have to confess I'm not an orange fan and I'm definitely not fond of Tangerine Tango CS, I find it far too intense.  So I die cut another large butterfly from CS weight vellum to lay over the top in order to diffuse the intense Tangerine Tango colour.  I stamped the French Filigree stamp on the vellum butterfly and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I die cut a smaller butterfly with patterned paper from the Domestic Goddess pack, sponged the edges of the smaller and larger butterflies with Tangerine Tango ink and glued the butterfly layers together.  I placed Daffodil Delight brads through the holes of an orange button and adhered that to the butterfly with glue dots.  I added 3 more brads to the Wasabi panel - making sure I used my Mat Pack to guide me to perfect placement!  To finish off the front, I stamped my current fave birthday sentiment in Tangerine Tango ink, trimmed it to size and sponged the edges.

For the inside of the card and the envelope, I used a stamp from my new Borderlines set.  I inked the sentiment with my Wild Wasabi ink pad, used a blender pen to remove the ink from just the exclamation mark and then inked only that with a Tangerine Tango marker.  A very bright and breezy creation - and I'd love to come and see what you make so please do play along with us at Simply Stampin' this week!

Stamps: SU! Happiest Birthday Wishes & Borderlines sets, French Filigree background stamp

CS: SU! Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango & Whisper White, CS weight white vellum
Patterned paper: SU! Domestic Goddess DSP
Ink: SU! Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi, VersaMark, blender pen
Tools: SU! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Mat Pack & paper piercing tool, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: SU! White & Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss powder, Brights brads, Brights Designer Button, glue dots



kelly said...

ooohh you've got the borderlines set, I umm-ed and ahh-ed over this one, I wish I'd got it now.
Really love your take on these colours, they were quite difficult weren't they, orange and yellow!!
Kelly xx

Victoria said...

Bold and beautiful! I love your butterflies and the wonderfully coordinated inside.

Margaret said...

This is stunning! I love the heat embossing on the background! Beautiful use of the colors!

CREATIVE M said...

OMG!Love it!!Beautiful card!

Kirei said...

I love your layered butterfly Ruth, nice idea using the vellum to tone down the colour! Kirei x