Sunday, 1 July 2012

Butterfly trail

Stamps: Teeny Trees (Waltzing Mouse); Polka Dot Basics II (PTI); Alphabet (Papermania)
Ink: Rhubarb Stalk, Tangelo (Memento)
This card is for The Play Date Cafe colour challenge: Cotton Candy, Ruby, Citrus & Dusk.

The butterfly is done using the teeny trees  set, with the stalk for the antennae.  The pale pink colour was achieved by stamping off the Rhubarb Stalk.  I then used a polka dots stamp to kiss the darker colour back on.  I really like the soft blurry effect at the edge of the dots.  The heart trail & the 'BIRTHDAY' were both created digitally, & printed prior to stamping.

On reflection, I'm not entirely convinced by the placement of the BIRTHDAY, perhaps this would look better as a 'hello' card instead.  I also think the butterfly should be further over to the left, but hen the point of the heart would catch on the 'h'...  BUT I love being able to make a butterfly out of a tree set. 

Teeny Trees is my current Desert Island Stamp Set.  What's yours?

Linking to:
The Play Date Cafe ~ PDCC 138


  1. I think it looks great - the butterfly is so cute and the placement looks fine to me! M x

  2. Very sweet card! Love the CAS design and how you incorporated the colors! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  3. Love how you made your butterfly and that the colours are in the sentiment! Great card!

  4. Super sweet and an utterly delicious, CAS creation! LOVE that you've tied in a few digis, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. I must try that kissing technique, it looks so fun and the effect is fab! Lovely card! Thank you for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  6. Congrats on your Fab 4 shout out!

  7. A really pretty card & it looks fine to me, although it would also make a great "hello" card.
    Sally x


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