Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Last week, as I was eagerly awaiting delivery of my new Flight of the Butterfly stamp set, I found a card on Splitcoaststampers (an online stampers' community) that took my breath away.  I had been imagining only soft, 'girly', colours when I envisaged using this set, but saw a black & kraft card made by Renee Van Stralen. 

I have used Renee's layout, but changed the colours around.  Even though it was the dark colours that initially drew me to her card, I ended up using Bella Bleu papers, and yummy vanilla and kraft colours.  Brocade Blue is a surprise favourite of mine at the moment; I am not normally a big user of blue, but I am really happy with the way this card has turned out.  Thanks for the inspiration, Renee!

Kraft,blue flight of butterfly

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Pocket Silhouettes, Best Yet

Card: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla

DSP: Bella Bleu

Ink: Sahara Sand, Not Quite Navy and Brocade Blue stampin' pads

Other: Kraft and Vanilla taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots, Build-A-Brad, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals.

I hope to fit in much more creative time this week (some of the load has been lifted from me at work), so will be back with more cards soon!


  1. That's just gorgeous Christine. Those colours are so beautiful together. I MUST get Pocket Silhouettes now - after Sue's card and your card it must be a sign!

  2. Another beautiful colour/design combination! I haven't been a fan of using lightweight ribbons to date, but those taffeta ribbbons look just gorgeous. Oh dear ... more things to add to the wish-list! BTW, if you keep on at this pace, you'll have to get another set of build-a-brads before long. They're so versatile, aren't they (where's that wish-list?).