Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Butterflies Two Ways

This is my reminder card for the June CAS Mix Up challenge.  I'm really enjoying being on their Design Team and I love the challenges Loll and Bonnie come up with each month.

I needed to make a birthday card for a young friend who loves sparkle and purple and mauve.  So I incorporated the challenge guidelines - a stamp for my sentiment, die cuts for the butterfly and the circle, and my choice - a stencil and sponging on the right and a splat of brusho on the circle.

I made the butterfly stencil myself by cutting the Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die out of cs.  I sponged through it using three shades of Distress ink.

The brusho splat was made by sprinkling a tiny bit on coated cs, spritzing with water and letting it run and air dry.  I stamped the sentiment with Staz On because it was coated cs and cut out a circle with a stitched circle die.

I love the glitter cs I used - full of great shades of mauve, blue, and purple and it co-ordinated perfectly with the inks I used for sponging and the tones in the brusho splat.  I used a white glitter cs for the top layer of the butterfly.  I popped it up with foam tape.

You have until June 24th to link up a card for the challenge.  For more information, especially on the options for "your choice", head on over to CAS Mix Up.

Stamps - A Muse sentiment
Ink - black Staz On, Distress Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, and Seedless Preserves
Paper - white and black cs, coated cs, purple and white glitter cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Memory Box butterfly dies, Lil Inker stitched circle die, homemade stencil made using a Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die


  1. Such delicious glitteriness, Susan ... that butterfly is stunning against the brusho splat ... which is amazing ... seems the butterfly has created it with it's fluttery wings! Anita :)

  2. I agree with Anita...yummy glittery butterfly, Susan. I love your soft stenciling and circle background too. TFS your CAS Mix Up beauty my friend. Hugs, Nancy

  3. What a gorgeous butterfly, Susan! I love those colors and the pretty stenciled butterflies too! And that splat is awesome! Wonderful inspiration, my friend!

  4. Your glitter butterfly is so beautiful and elegant Susan. And your sponged butterflies are so pretty. Great idea to use your dies to create your own stencil. Fantastic design my friend! xx

  5. Very nice! That glittery butterfly looks great with the background butterflies!

  6. Very nice! That glittery butterfly looks great with the background butterflies!

  7. What a gorgeous, glittery card!

  8. Your glittery butterfly is beautiful!

  9. Gorgeous card, Susan! I love all the sparkle on your die cut butterfly, and how you created the splat with your Brusho's...very cool effect! Loving all the beautiful shades of purple, striking!

  10. Some fun and gorgeous techniques in the lovely birthday card. Love the brusho circle with the sparkling butterfly, and great stenciling of more butterflies. These colors worked beautifully in the combination of techniques you've used to create this beauty. TFS & Hugs


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