Saturday, October 17, 2009

easy, breezy butterflies @ PPA

It's a great day when I have time to play at the PPA! Here's my entry for the PPA12 sketch challenge. It's a great sketch by the talented Margaret Moody. I love her clean and COLORFUL designs. With the SU exclusive Beautiful Butterflies die (#114507) and this great sketch my card came together easy-peasy. There's an A2 card base in soft suede with two panels from the Thoroughly Modern dsp spaced evenly in the middle. It looks like I cut out the middle with a circle punch but it's actually a 3" circle cut with my Nestabilities and placed in the center--much easier! The big beautiful butterfly comes from more coordinating Thoroughly Modern dsp and she is held firmly in place on the circle with two mini glue dots. The rhinestones, from my stash, are a perfect match for the bermuda bay color, don'tcha think? The sentiment, Garden Greetings (retired), is inked in coordinating soft suede on whisper white cardstock and popped out with the Large Oval (#107305) punch. The bottom strip where the sentiment lands is actually two bermuda bay labels punched with the Modern Label (#116630) punch attached together with some SNAIL. The oval lays on top and the whole thing is popped up on dimensionals. Easy, breezy, beautiful butterflies!

stamps: garden greetings (retired)
ink: soft suede
paper: whisper white, soft suede, bermuda bay CS; thoroughly modern DSP
extras: beautiful butterflies bigz die; large oval punch; modern label punch, circle nestabilities, mini glue dots, stampin dimensionals, rhinestones (personal stash)


Tracey Parrott said...

Nance, you have the loveliest creations! I took a tour of your blog and love all that you come up with!

....Linda.... said...

I sometimes think soft suede is hard to use but it looks terrific here as your neutral - sets off the butterfly for sure! Also like how you stretched the Modern Label punch!

NLempinen2 said...

Another beautiful card, the butterfly really looks like it could fly away! Your choices of paper, images & extras are always on target.
I especially love the tip about using two of the Modern Label punch, another great idea from you. Thank you,

Ann Schach said...

Love the butterflies, Nance! Very creative use of the Modern Label punch! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the design team, thank you for playing @ PPA.

Join us for our next challenge on Thursday, October 22, 2009.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

What a fun modern card! Love the bling on the butterfly. Bravo!