Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday

I wanted to play with the Retro Sketch Challenge for this week!

I think the designers for this site are so talented! I am always inspired by their creations!

And I chose my colors from the scrumptious color selection for the current
CR4FN Color Challenge!
Bright Pink ~ Tan ~Neutral

I used several stamps and inks to create the butterflies.
First, I die cut 4 butterflies (MFT) on copy paper. I then used this as a template.
I placed the template onto white card stock and taped it down with some post it notes.
I stamped the butterfly template with different stamps with Picked Raspberry ink.
 Second, I chose a different stamp and color (Antique Linen) and stamped over the butterflies again.
And last, before removing the template, I sponged the edges with Antique Linen ink. 
I removed the template and I had these beautiful butterflies!
This technique is called Reverse Masking with Die cuts. I read about it on
Heather Nichol's blog. She has a great tutorial for this technique!

I stamped 2 more butterflies from PTI Beautiful butterflies stamp set. I fussy cut one pair and adhered them to the bottom butterflies. Added some pink gems, and tied some button twine with a nice pink button to finish the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Beautiful Butterflies (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Picked Raspberry, Antique Linen (Distress Ink)
Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Dies: Butterflies (My Favorite Things)


Sue Lelli said...

OOOH! I just LOVE this, Mackie! The butterflies are so pretty and I LOVE how that one is fluttering by the FAB sentiment! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Deborah Frings said...

I do like this layout and the butterflies are just so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Pauline said...

So sweet, I like the different sized butterflies, and the fab layout!
Thanks for joining us at Cr84Fn this week!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Mackie this is really darling! I'm loving those delicate patterned paper butterflies!!!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Mackie - LOVE those patterned butterflies :)

Mynn xx said...

This is darling! LOVE the different butterflies and the different patterns! LOVE this! :)

Sue said...

so gorgeous!! love the combination of the 2 challenges and the butterflies are magnificent! :)

Heather Rogers said...

So sweet! Love the darling butterflies. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

Vickie Z said...

I've been so crazy busy I haven't been by!! Love those butterflies (in place of the hearts) what fun!! Wonderful use of the colors!

Marybeth said...

Wow, you nailed this challange. Beautiful card!

Shannon White said...

Soo Pretty Pretty Miss Mackie! Love the Beautiful Butterflies and touch of bling too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)


Kim Heggins said...

Your butterflies are so sweet and adorable, makes for the perfect birhtday card.