Wednesday 15 May 2013

Flourish & Butterfly Happy Birthday Card - Inkspirational May CASE Challenge

At Inkspirational we have a CASE challenge for you this week.  We want you to CASE a lovely card made by Lee Conrey - click here to see Lee's original blog post.


I really liked Lee's layout, the wide ribbon strip and the rounded corners so that's what made it into my CASEd version.  My card measures 5 1/4" square and the base was made with Melon Mambo CS.  I stamped the flourish from the Creative Elements set onto Whisper White CS using brown StazOn ink and used inks and a blender pen to colour in the image.  I cut the white panel to size and rounded the bottom corners with my new toy, a Fiskars scallop corner punch - me likey!  I then cut a Choc Chip layer, rounded the bottom corners and added a strip of Choc Chip satin ribbon.  I stamped the sentiment and a butterfly which I fussy cut and popped up.  I love the gorgeous bow Lee has on her card but I'm not sure I could pull that off so I played it safe by adding a flat bow!  I was liking my new scallop corner punch very much and I wasn't quite done with it yet.  I punched two scalloped corners from Lucky Limeade CS, then went in with a square punch and cut out two corner details that I glued to the top of the white panel.  I added a few pearls to complete the card front. 

Here's the inside and the envelope flap. I thought the stamped butterfly was a tad large for inside so I glued the stamped one to the envelope flap and glued a punched Bitty Butterfly inside.  Just plain rounded corners for inside - I decided against more scalloped corners!

I hope you'll play along with us this week and take up our CASE challenge at Inkspirational, I'm looking forward to seeing your interpretations!

Would you like a chance to win some blog candy?  It was Mynnette's birthday on Monday so the Inkspirational DT had a blog hop in her honour and there's a prize on offer.  If you hop along and leave a comment on each blog by Thursday 5.00 pm (EST) you're in with a chance of winning!  Click here for the blog hop post - happy hopping and good luck!

Stamps: SU! 'Creative Elements' set, 'Happy Birthday' from Hobby Art, 'Lovely Day' from Penny Black
CS: SU! Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Lucky Limeade & Whisper White
Ink: Timber Brown StazOn, SU! Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade & Chocolate Chip, blender pen
Tools: Fiskars scallop corner punch, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, SU! Bitty Butterfly punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Chocolate Chip satin ribbon, Pearl Jewels, Dimensionals

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Anonymous said...

This is great Ruth! Those bright colors really pop against the white and your corner details are very creative. Beautiful CASE!
- Shauna

sandie said...

Love the corners of this card and especially adore that ribbon and oh so perfect bow x

Mynn xx said...

I just love this, Ruth! The colors are so fun and I LOVE the images you paired--the bow is the perfect finishing touch! HUGS and hope you have a great rest of the week! :)

Meighan Wheller said...

Love your card Ruth and how you have used the scallops on the corners. Butterflies always make a card! Fab take on the CASE. Hope you are well! Meighan

Marina said...

I love your decorated corners and the dimensional butterfly. Marina

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