In my first Stampin' Up new catalog order, I got the entire array of butterfly stamps and dies - so it was an obvious choice to plop a butterfly on my card! Plus - my new favorite color is Stampin' Up Watermelon Wonder so that was clearly meant to be the butterfly.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Freshly Made Sketches: So Kind Butterfly
It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Jen Mitchell.
After those choices, the card evolved. I originally had a black and white patterned paper along the edges with a white panel and large sentiment. It was pretty good, but as I was dealing with a large tower of paper that kept tumbling over on my craft desk, toward the bottom I spotted an unused pad of vellum that Stampin' Up offered for Sale-a-bration this year. I thought it would be good to add a backing to the butterfly, but then I saw the pattern with the cute little flower stems along the bottom and this card was born! (Maybe I need to keep my desk out-of-control messy so that I have other happy accidents!?)
Be sure to check out what the other designers have done on the FMS blog and also browse more of Jen's work at her blog, I Create. Then I hope to see you play along!
The vellum is the Stampin' Up Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack which, sadly, was only available for Sale-a-Bration.