Sunday, April 15, 2018

Be the Reason!


Happy Sunday! I am popping in with a card to share.  I am playing along with a couple of blog challenges.  The Card Concept and Tic Tac Toe Challenge.  I chose the middle going across. My free item was the butterfly.

I just love all of the colorful cupcakes and details in the inspiration photo.  Instead of going all carbs, I chose to make a very colorful butterfly!  

I started with some stampers select white.  I die cut and stamped all of my framed elements to mimic the background cupcake plate using Stitched in Time stamp set and Stitched in Time border die.   I used amethyst allure, lovely lady, and hawaiian shores inks.  Next, I stamped a piece of classic kraft card stock with Cover Up: Quatrefoil stamp set using classic kraft ink. I used kraft to mimic the actual cupcake batter. 

For my butterfly, I diecut and stamped the butterfly from Butterfly Blooms stamp set and Butterfly Blooms die set with versamark and white embossedI used Tim Holtz stamping platform for perfect placement.  I used my Arteza Waterbrush markers to color.  I did spritz with water and blot a couple of times to get a more pastel tone of colors to look like the icing.  I also added some Wink of Stella pen for lots of shimmer and shine.

I die cut the sentiment strip from Tag Sale Quilted die using True Black card stock.  I stamped  the sentiment from Kindness Counts stamp set using versamark and white embossed.  I assembled my card and finished with a few clear Nuvo Crystal drops Morning Dew.  

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a lovely affirming sentiment Betty! love the colorful butterfly matching all the wonderful die cut frames!

  2. this is a gorgeous card! I love the multiple frames and how it really draws your eye to the butterfly! Very nicely done and thanks for linking up with us at the Tic Tac Toe challenge.

  3. Your card is so beautiful! Love what you did with the butterfly. Thank you for playing with us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenges!

  4. Betty,
    So beautiful.. I love how you used the Arteza water brush markers to color the butterfly and spritz with water very clever. Thank you so much for joining us this week over at Tic Tac Toe challenge.


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