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Wednesday, 8 April 2015

PCCCS#139 --- Birthday Greetings

Sometimes it's fun to use frills, flowers and butterflies.  That's just what I did for this challenge.  I love how beautifully the doily frames the blossoms. The butterflies, which I kept to the same subtle pallette, and the pearls add just the right touch of class.  It's always fun when you enjoy the sketch:

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 139 #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #cardchallenge

I chose to use primarily neutrals.  Even my touches of colour are very subtle.  My neutrals are Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla.  I also added a piece of the Baked Brown Sugar pattern from the 2013-15 In-Colors Designer Series Stack.  And, of course, I added the doily.

For more interest, I used the Spring Flowers embossing folder on the Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  There are other "behind-the-scenes" touches that you notice as you examine the card.  I cut two pieces of Early Espresso with my Circles Collection framelits, one larger and one smaller.  The larger circle frames the doily and the smaller circle frames the Very Vanilla piece on which I stamped the floral branch from the Indescribable Gift stamp set.  After colouring the image using a combination of Stampin' Markers, Blender Pens and ink pads, I cut it out using the Starburst framelits.  You can just see the Early Espresso peeking through the zig-zags.

I stamped the small butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set onto vellum using StazOn black ink and then coloured them from the back using my Stampin' Markers.  The sentiment is from one of my favourite stamp sets, the Petite Pairs.  With the feminine, vintage look of the card, it just seemed to be begging to be finished off with some Pearls.  And so I did just that.


I hope you'll join us at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge to see what the remaining members of the Design Team created.

I've also entered this card in the Just Add Ink Inspiration Photo challenge.

13 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Heidi. I really like the balance between the Designer Series Paper, and the embossed cardstock background. The tiny butterflies around the doily are a gorgeous touch to your lovely card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Christine. Vellum butterflies add so much to a card.

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  2. I love that you have used more of the earthy tones Heidi and your doily floral panel is lovely. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks so much, Nikki. I was aiming for a vintage look and am happy with the results.

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  3. This is so soft and pretty Heidi! I love that you've used the more earthy tones and your vellum butterflies are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week :-) And a great way to combine the two challenges - now why didn't I think of that Lol! xx

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    1. Thanks so much for those great comments, Jan. I appreciate them.

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    2. Great post Heidi and such a beautiful card. Thanks for detailing about the hidden details, as I didn't really pick up o the extra circle of Early Espresso, until I looked for it. It really adds to the depth of the doily and to your stamping.

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    3. Thanks so much, Penny. Sometimes it's the little "invisible" details that really add a lot.

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    4. Thanks so much, Penny. Sometimes it's the little "invisible" details that really add a lot.

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  4. So pretty and you certainly have put a lot of work into this. Love the floral stamps and the embossing is such a brilliant idea. So many elements that go together perfectly. So glad you shared this with us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Shona. It's funny how it doesn't feel like a lot of work when you're in the middle of creating. It did feel like it had been a lot of work when I went to type about how it was created.

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  5. Love love this card Heidi stamp set is gorgeous

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    1. Thanks so much, Marilyn. Yes, those flowers in the stamp are wonderful. I can imagine how beautifully you would paint them.

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