Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Papertrey February Blog Hop Challenge



With snow and ice here in east Tennessee, our local schools have been closed for eight days running, and my UPS order has been returned to the terminal for four days. Luckily, my PTI package was shipped USPS, and although the mailman has missed a few days, he did make here Monday with my PTI goodies.

Despite the cold and gray days, while making this card, I could imagine warm days, blue skies, and floating butterflies.


All the challenges, excitement, and inspiration of  PTI's recent anniversary celebration have helped rekindle my joy in spending time with stamps, ink, and paper. So I am glad to be able to participate in PTI's blog hop with this inspiration.

I began by cutting a 4x5 1/4 panel with a butterfly with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I tamped my palette of inks-- Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, and Royal Velvet on an acrylic block and painted a piece of Bristol paper. After it dried, I attached it under the white panel and attached both to a card base of Hawaiian Shores.

The butterfly still seemed somewhat drab, so I added some shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.
The sentiment from Birthday Basics is stamped in Hawaiian Shores on a banner die cut. I also ran a Copic marker along the edge of the banner. I attached it and the butterfly's body with dimensional tape.



Thanks for making my blog one of your stops on the hop and thanks to everyone who participates and provides such wonderful inspiration.



Supplies:
Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Ink: Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet (PTI)
Paper: Hawaiian Shores (PTI), white (Recollections), Bristol (Strathmore)
Other: Double Ended Banners die (PTI), Silhouette file #59805, 

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful Cammie! The shimmer on the butterfly is perfect. Stay warm. I'm hoping my goodies arrive soon too.

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  2. You and I were on the same wavelength with our cards.... great minds think alike! LOL!
    I love your pretty sparkly butterfly!

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  3. Your fabulous butterfly is so pretty atop that beautiful background, Cammie! I'm delighted to meet you via the hop and become your newest follower! I'd love to have you visit me and join me as a follower on my side bar, too! Enjoy the hop!! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Love that butterfly and the background you created for it.

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  5. what a gorgeous butterfly Cammie, I love your card.x

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  6. Love how the background peeks out behind the butterfly!

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  7. Your glittery butterfly is so beautiful!

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  8. Gorgeous butterfly- so beautiful with the watercolored background!

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  9. This is so pretty - and i thought you were going to say it was a pti butterfly - and now i need to go look at butterflies in the silhouette store - this is a great one. love the color peeking through the wings and the wink of stella.

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  10. Ooooh what a gorgeous card! I love the blending behind the butterfly! So pretty!

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  11. You did some seriously fabulous watercolouring here, Cammie! Gorgeous card and I love the added Wink of Stella.

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  12. Wow!! Such a pretty card!! Love how you water colored under the butterflies wings!! Beautiful!!

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  13. This is fantastic! Love the dimension! Beautifully done!

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  14. Gorgeous, Cammie! Those colors are wonderful and I love your shimmery butterfly!

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  15. Beautiful springy card, Cammie! And the glittery butterfly is perfect atop the watercolor bg!

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