Friday, June 26, 2015


Narelle has designed a sketch for us to use for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. 

I just had to use more of the gorgeous Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack, that you have seen a bit of on my blog lately!  My chosen colour scheme is Mint Macaron, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla.
I have inked up, for the first time, the gorgeous new (must-have!) stamp set called Watercolor Wings.  I have used the larger of the two butterflies; each size can be used in a three-step stamp process.  Onto Very Vanilla card, I stamped the solid butterfly image in Mint Macaron, that I'd first "stamped off" onto scrap paper.  I then stamped the second, outer wing detail, stamp using full strength Mint Macaron ink.  Finally, extra detail was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I followed this process twice.  One butterfly, which forms my base, was cut out using the new Bold Butterfly framelits.  The second was cut out using the "old favourite" Butterflies thinlits.

Here's a side view of the butterflies, so you can better see what I attempted to describe above:
I do love to embellish my cards, and decided, in the absence of ribbon, to use two new products - In Color Blossom Accents, and Metallic Sequins.  I think the black sequins are a lovely size for the butterfly's body. 

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's creations, using this sketch.  We would love to have you play along, and link up your card/other project over at the Just Add Ink blog.

I have listed below all the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.  If you would like to purchase any of them, just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken to my online store.

Product List
Big Shot
Glue Dots


  1. Hi Christine, Wow what a great card, love the colours used and the butterfly really is beautiful, cheers Anna.

  2. This is gorgeous Christine! Your layered butterflies are stunning and so are your DSP choices here - I just love this! xx

  3. I just love this, Christine. Such a lovely mix of papers and very striking. x

  4. LOVE IT!...The colours are gorgeous Christine and your pattern choices are great. Beautiful card and use of Watercolour Wings. xx

  5. WOW Christine this card looks beautiful! I adore how you've used the two different butterflies, it creates such a lovely affect. I think the black sequins are a perfect addition :)

  6. This is so pretty and just love that colour combo. The idea of layering the butterflies is brilliant and adds so much dimension!

  7. Stunning Christine, I really love what you have done with that Butterfly - what a great idea! This colour looks great. Chantell x x

  8. The richness of colour and pattern is just wonderful Christine - there is so much depth! Love your doubled layered butterfly quite stunning! xxx

  9. This is just beautiful! I love those papers and the butterflies are stunning :)

  10. Oh Miss Christine, I just love this. You've combined the patterns brilliantly & the 2 layered butterfly is totally fab. I didn't realise you'd stamped both until I saw the close-up. The little resin flower adds a sweet touch & balance too.
    Hugs, D

  11. Super looking butterfly card wit the new stamp set xxx