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Monday, April 15, 2013

Cards in Envy Challenge #3

This month the Cards In Envy challenge is things with wings...

 I use a lot of 'things with wings' in my cards: butterflies, birds, bees so this one was easy for me. The paper is from Echo Park's 6x6 Splash collection. I just love how it naturally had a center point, but I wanted to accent it not to hide it. That is kind of hard given the location. So I decided to make the butterfly just hover over it. For the image, I stamped that beautiful Stampin UP butterfly on white card stock and embossed with white. This allowed me to ink over it with several shades of yellow/orange.

 As you run your dauber over the image, the white lines stay white while the background paper picks up all those pretty tones. I deliberately cut him off center to let more of that inking show and to feel as if he is in motion. Originally, I wanted just the butterfly image, and I don't mind a card without a sentiment - but this one looked naked without. So I layered some punches and placed that off to the side.

Are you inspired??? Remember the only rules for these challenges is the cards should fit in a standard envy with no extra postage. I hope so - make a card, link it up at CIE and send it to Operation Write Home!!


  1. Oh, I love the emboss-resist technique! The bright colors make me crave sunshine and warm weather.

  2. What a wonderful embossing and inking technique! Beautiful card! ~ Marilyn

  3. What a beautiful card and I am loving hte colors. You did a fabulous job and it does look in motion.

  4. I love how the rays lead to the image! Fabulous. A wonderful card for the challenge!
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  5. This is such a striking card with the varied tones of yellow and I love the ray design and beautiful butterfly. xx

  6. Katie, this card is so bright and WOW! :)

  7. What a fantastic technique and beautiful design.
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  8. Wow! I love the rays of sun! Gorgeous card!

  9. Gorgeous! Love the rays of sun!