Papillon Potpourri

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Butterfly Dreams

I’m back again with another challenge card.

I hope you are enjoying my more regular posting and I hope’  that I keep it up.

Today’s card is for 2 challenges.

I’ve combined a Colour Challenge from Come and Get It

Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight

with  Sketch Challenge #93 from Sketchbook Saturday Challenge

This is what I came up with…..

I love how the butterfly turned out. Of course a slightly larger one with a matching punch would be even better…..lol

I used the Thumping technique to colour the butterfly using Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Daffodil Delight markers. I love the mottled effect it gave.

Here’s another angle.

Supplies: (All SU unless specified otherwise)
Stamp sets: Papillon Potpourri, Loving Thoughts
Card: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, In Colour 2011-2103 Pattern Stack (Pool Party DSP)
Ink: Pool Party Inkpad, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight & Pool Party Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: White Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pearls (Non-SU)

I hope you like my card I’ve shared with you today. Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with another.

Secret Sister – October items.

October was the final month for the swap. Juliette had now updated her questionnaire with her favourite DSP and stamp set. Unfortunately for me it’s a DSP I’m not really wrapped in so didn’t have any of it and I don’t have the stamp set and wasn’t intending on purchasing, at least not right now. What to do???? Luckily for me my lovely upline, Marelle Taylor, had a small portion of the DSP which I gladly traded for the Tissue Box Cover she commissioned me to make for her recently.  Now what to make with it.

On Juliette’s wish list was the lovely Christmas set – Bells & Boughs. I love this set myself so knew as soon as I saw it on the list that it was one of the items I’d use for her final gift. This is how I packed the stamp set.

That ‘small’ portion of DSP I mentioned was 1 x 6” x 12” piece of each print. This meant I was limited at times but I think I adapted this piece okay. The back of the box base is decorated the same (minus the bow of course). The back of the lid is blank.

I then made a card to co-ordinate with this box using up a small remaining piece of this pattern along with a small piece of another print.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Tea Shoppe, Papillon Potpourri, Heard from the Heart (retired)
Card: Pacific Point, Whisper White, International Bazaar DSP
Ink: Pool Party, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Tangerine Tango Scallop Dots Ribbon, Scallop Square, 1 1/4” Square & Elegant Butterfly Punches, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

The rest of Juliette’s gift was a pack of the new Kraft Gift Boxes and Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. I was going to make up a box but due to the size I would need to make a 12” x 12” piece of cardstock for the base would just not do it. In the end I decided the best way was to use a white paper carry bag and decorate it. So that’s what I did and this is the end result.

Again I had to work with the size of the DSP I had but I really like how this turned out. I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight 0.5cm wider on each side and then 1cm wider on each side in Rich Razzleberry.  I used the Daydream Medallion Stamp set and Floral Frames Framelits to make the flower embellishment.

 

 

For my final card I used the left over DSP from the bag and came up with this.

A very simple card but hopefully Juliette still liked it.

Supplies:
Stamp sets: Daydream Medallion, Word Play
Card: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Versamark
Accessories: Floral Frames Framelits, Brights Designer Buttons, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig.

After finishing Juliette’s item using the International Bazaar DSP I had changed my mind slightly. I could see me using these prints again but it’s not enough yet to make my want a full pack of my own as I’m not sure I’d use the other prints.