Saturday, January 22, 2011


I've missed my weekly dose of "Just Add Ink", I must say ...... so, it's time to get back into it!  This week the girls have come up with this sketch, to use as a base for a papercraft project:

I have used a few of my new Stampin' Up! goodies to make my card.  A while ago I decided I just HAD to have the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die ... but do you think I had actually used it??  (I'm sure I'm not alone in that regard; it's a sickness, NEEDING all these things!!)  So, today was the day.  I cut a butterfly out of Pear Pizzazz Patterns DSP (from the Hostess pack), inked up my Music Notes wheel in Pear Pizzazz ink, and prettied up the butterfly a bit.  Sponging of the edges, and addition of some rhinestones, finished off the look I wanted.  I've teamed the butterfly with some smaller, delicate ones cut out using the adorable Beautiful Wings Sizzlits Die.  Smaller rhinestones add the finishing touch to those.

Here is the card I came up with, after deciding it was about time I showed some love to my Soft Suede cardstock and ink; it's been a bit neglected lately.  Please ignore my dirty craft room window!

Stamps: Well Scripted, Music Notes wheel
Card: Whisper White, Soft Suede
DSP: Pear Pizzazz Patterns Designer Series Paper, from hostess pack (larger spots) and In Color paper stack (smaller spots)
Ink: Whisper White craft stampin' pad, Pear Pizzazz stampin' pad, Soft Suede stampin' pad
Other: Top Note Die, Corner rounder punch, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Basic Rhinestones, sponge daubers, Whisper White Organza ribbon


  1. Did not even notice the window!

    Gorgeous card, that Pear Pizzazz gives it a really fresh look. Looks terrific with Soft Suede and of course I always love a touch of bling.


  2. Love the colour combo Christine! What window!!! TFS Cheers Donna Zammit

  3. This is such a beautiful card Christine! I love how you have done the butterfly too. And I think I have the same sickness as you do! lol

  4. You are definitely back into the swing of it Christine - it's a lovely soft sweet card.
    PS: Guilty as charged music wheel will be in my next order ;)

  5. I am a fan of Pear Pizzazz, have used it lots, love it with the soft suede.My butterfly dies have had tons of use too, can't believe you are just starting to use yours, it is probably because of all the bird ones you use instead.LOL!
    Love the card Christine.

  6. Great card Christine, love pear pizzazz too.

  7. Beautiful Card Christine! Love the butterflies and of course the bling! Thanks for your kind comments made my day. x

  8. What a great choice of colour, its such a pretty card. And tell me one stamper who doesn't have that sickness lol.

  9. I'm in love with your's so beautiful. And yes, I'm afflicted with the same sickness...although I prefer to think of it as a creative gift that needs to be nurtured! xo

  10. Glad you're back into it!! Beautiful card.

  11. Christine, you seriously have a gift for combining perfect colours. The white, pear & suede are stunning together! Love your design & the detailed & blingy butterflies.
    Who cares about a dirty window (you shouldn't have said anything because we can't see the dirt at all), especially when you have the lovely greenery beyond.

  12. Beautiful! I'm a big Pear Pizzazz fan too, it's a gorgeous colour. Love your creation!

  13. Lovely colour combo Christine. Love the over stamping of the DSP as well.