Monday, 28 May 2012

DD#4 Monochromatic Butterflies Card

Before I get to my card, I have EXCITING news.

Really Exciting.

My 'Sunshine Challenge Card' was chosen as one of the Dynamic Darlings for the week.  I'm so honoured and excited and, well, PROUD!!

This is the badge they gave the Darlings:  (I have emailed them for the coding so I can put it up on my blog as they suggested).

The next bit of exciting news, is that I finished the digital scrapbook I've been working on. Fifty Six pages.  Yes, 56 pages.  In a week.  I quite happily hit the BUY BOOK in iPhoto last night at 10 pm, then did a little happy dance. Just a little one, because I was very, very tired.  But it's DONE!  And it will be in our hands well before we leave for Israel.  It will be a gift that is easy to pack, since it comes in a nice sturdy box, and will be protected during the flight. I will take photos of the finished book once the wonderful UPS driver delivers it to me next week. Waa Hoo!

Since I needed some time away from my computer, I got up this morning with the intent to play along with the latest challenge at Dynamic Duos.  This week's challenge is to make a monochromatic project using the following colours:

I don't have Bashful Blue, but I did have two brand spankin' new card stock packages from my PTI order ... Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist.  The envelope is 5x7" and the white card base was cut to fit inside.

I used watermark ink and a large Stampin' Up background stamp for both the Hawaiian Shores panel and the Aqua Mist scalloped panel. The scallop was cut with a PTI die, and I cut it again out of a white card stock scrap to give the panel a bit of contrast. 

Each butterfly has three layers:  Aqua Mist, White and Hawaiian Shores. They were glued together just in the center, attached to white card stock squares that were popped up with Stampin' Up Dimensionals. I love those things - they aren't as high as regular foam tape but they still give just enough dimension.

The butterflies still needed 'something', so I added the silver tear drops with my iRock tool. The seam binding is by Martha Stewart, as is the butterfly punch.


Finally, I added an extra punched butterfly to the inside of the card. No sentiment on this one, so I can add an appropriate verse inside when I go to send the card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. wow! love it
    I have alltime problems with such ribbons

    Hello from Elma

  2. Congratulations and Congratulations again Karen.
    Pretty card,love all the layers to your butterflies.
    Jayne x

  3. I LOVE your BG on this, Karen! Beautiful!!! I also like the layered scalloped border and that gorgeous satin bow! So pretty!! Thanks for joining us again and congratulations on your Dynamic Darling status! :)

  4. Yay I saw your card had been chosen...congrats Karen :0)
    Love this monochrome card too...the butterflies look great stacked.

    Well done on the digi album, I bet you cant wait til its delivered :0)...56 pages in a week!!!!!
    Jenny x

  5. LOVE your gorgeous background and sweet layered butterflies Karen! Really a beautiful card. So happy to see your winners badge ;) Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  6. Love your card, the layered butterflies really stand out. Congrats on your win. Just an FYI: You can load the badge as a photo on your sidebar without the HTML coding. HTH. Thanks for playing with us at the Dynamic Duos!

  7. I was really pleased to see your card was picked at Dynamic Duos Karen. I'm also a DD this week so we can happy-dance together! I love your entry this week with those gorgeous layered butterflies. Congratulations on finishing your scrapbook too - that was a marathon!

  8. Beautiful card Karen! Love the subtle background and the layered butterflies! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  9. The butterflies are so beautiful!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  10. Beautiful card Karen. I especially like the layered butterflies. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

  11. Wow, gorgeous! The 3D buterflies are gorgoeus!


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