Well, my goodness, there are SO many things you can take from this card as inspiration, I was spoilt for choice! When I first checked out the card I had to investigate the wax paper resist technique straight away as I'd not tried that before. I gave it a go and I loved the effect! So I lifted the the wax paper resist technique, I used the same butterfly stamp, I've used a wonky panel, a sentiment flag banner, lace ribbon, a flower element and pearls! So, basically, I lifted pretty much everything - although I did make a square card and I used different colours for my version!
My 5 3/4" square card base was made with Bermuda Bay CS. The background panel was made using the wax paper resist technique and I sponged Evergreen Bough and Salty Ocean Distress inks over the top. I trimmed the panel to size and layered it onto a black mat. I have a tutorial for the technique on my Tutorials tab up at the top. I stamped the butterfly onto an excess piece of the panel using black StazOn ink and die cut the butterfly. I glued the sentiment banner, popped up the black lacy square at an angle and glued the butterfly body flat but popped up the wings. I added a strip of white lace ribbon, attached two aqua Prima flowers to the panel with a black brad and glued the panel to the card front. I love those elegant pearly flourishes Ellen has used on her card but as I don't have any I opted to add a die cut flourish corner instead. I punched two black butterflies and added small pearls to the bodies and added more pearls to finish off the card front.
Here's the inside and the envelope. I stamped the label from the SU! Everything Eleanor set in Pool Party ink before stamping the sentiment over the top. I added punched butterflies inside but another wax paper resist butterfly went onto the envelope flap.
I enjoyed CASEing Ellen's gorgeous card very much indeed, the discovery of the wax paper resist technique was a great bonus as I really love it - huge thanks to Ellen! I hope you will take up the Inkspirational challenge to CASE Ellen's card - and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Stamps: Hero Arts/Sizzix 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies' stamp & die combo set, 'Birthday Greetings' from SU! 'Wetlands' set, SU! 'Everything Eleanor' set, Hobby Art 'Sentiments' clear set
CS: SU! Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Basic Black & Whisper White, Ranger Glossy Paper, Reynolds Cut-Rite wax paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black StazOn, SU! Pool Party, Ranger Tim Holtz Evergreen Bough & Salty Ocean Distress Inks
Tools: Lacy Square Nestabilities die, butterfly die from Hero Arts/Sizzix 'Antique Flowers & Butterflies' stamp & die combo set, Cuttlebug 'Vintage' 2" x 2" die set, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, square punch (to make flag banner), Ranger ink applicator tool & sponges, craft mat, iron
Embellishments & accessories: Woodware self adhesive white lace ribbon, Prima flowers, PaperMania black brad, SU! pearl jewels, Dimensionals