Saturday, 25 May 2013

Lattice & Butterflies Happy Birthday Card - Inkspirational Challenge #21

I'm here with an end of the week encouragement post for this week's Inkspirational sketch challenge.  If you haven't taken part yet, you still have until Tuesday (noon CST) so you've got time to get creative with us, we'd love you to join in!


As soon as I saw the layout I thought of my SU! Lattice die.  I die cut an Early Espresso lattice and then made a 5 1/4" square Barely Banana card base.  I cut a Melon Mambo square plus two small Pink Pirouette squares which I glued on top of the Melon Mambo square and then I glued the lattice on top.  I stamped the sentiment - I just love that font!  - and then stamped and punched the butterflies.  I folded the wings back and popped up each butterfly.  

Of course, there are more butterflies inside the card and on the envelope flap!

I quite like the bold and contemporary look of this card but the sketch lends itself to any style I think.  So what will you make for our challenge this week?  I'm looking forward to popping by your blogs to see!

Stamps: SU! 'Papillon Potpourri' & 'Curly Cute' sets, Hero Arts 'Fabulous Birthday'
CS: SU! Barely Banana, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Early Espresso & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Early Espresso
Tools: SU! Lattice Bigz die, Bitty Butterfly punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments & accessories: small 3d foam pads

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sandie said...

Ruth this is fantastic, I love the lattice die and you really pulled off the banana base. I really find this hard!

Mynnette said...

LOVE the fun colors you used on this, Ruth! The pinks really pop off of the gorgeous yellow and the lattice looks great in black! Have a great weekend! :)

M said...

This is so clever and so effective - I love the different shades of pink and the dimension on the butterflies. Marina

Pia S said...

You've used some yummy colors on this card. Great, classy design, Ruth!