Thursday, 29 November 2012

Butterfly Trio So Kind Of You Card - Inkspirational DT Call

This is my 4th and final card for Mynnette's Inkspirational DT Call challenge.  Mynnette gave us this wonderful sketch to work with.  A square layout and butterflies - what's not to love?!

I started off by cutting a square of Very Vanilla CS and I used my SU! Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate to score at half inch intervals to create the embossed lattice background.  I could have done a grid but I fancied a diagonal lattice!  I then lightly brayered Old Olive ink over the lattice and sponged the edges.  I stamped three butterflies and brushed a blender pen over each image to pull out some of the ink to add a touch of colour.  I die cut the butterflies, sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink and adhered them to the lattice panel.  I've glued the bodies flat but popped up the wings.  I stamped and die cut the sentiment label, sponged the edges with Old Olive ink, popped it up and added the three candy dots.  I then layered onto Primrose Petals and Old Olive mats and applied the layers to a Raspberry Ripple 5 1/4" square card.

I used markers to stamp a sentiment inside, sponged the edges of the panel and added a stamped and die cut butterfly.  A simple stamped butterfly on the envelope flap finished the whole thing off.  So I've tried out for Mynnette's Inkspirational DT, I just hope I get chosen to be on the team, fingers crossed!

Stamps: Hero Arts 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies' stamp & die combo set, SU! 'Sweet Essentials' set, Hero Arts 'Friends are Treasures' set
CS: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Old Olive & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Old Olive & Soft Suede
Tools: dies from Hero Arts 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies' stamp & die combo set,  Spellbinder's Labels Trio die, SU! Simply Scored & Diagonal Plate, Perfect Layers, sponge daubers
Embellishments & accessories: Pebbles Inc. Raspberry Candy Dots, SU! Dimensionals



Mynnette said...

I LOVE it, Ruth! The colors are amazing and I adore the fabulous sponging around the edges!!! Thanks for joining in my DT call--emails will be going out this weekend or early next week! :)

Patty Gorka said...

WOW, this is awesome, great job with the sketch!

Louise van Vuren said...

Another fabulous card. I know you're an asset to any DT team!

Louise xx