Monday, May 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Flutter

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Flutter.

Aren't those just the cutest butterflies?!  I knew right away what stamp I wanted to use to replicate that graphic look.  I had a very clear mental image of that stamp but I couldn't remember what company or anything else to track it down in my overly-vast collection.

I stamp all of my stamps into three-ring borders sorted by type of stamp.  I've been doing this for well over a decade and I have a LOT of stamps.  To find the butterfly, I started with the recent stamps and started working my way back.  I went back and back and back.  Apparently I was dreaming, because I never did find it.  But three pages from the beginning - in other words, a stamp set that I've had for well over a decade - was this butterfly!!

CC Flutter

It's a long-retired Stampin' Up set called Shapes and Shadows.  (The sentiment is from Stampin' Up One Big Meaning which is still current!)  The butterflies are a layering set with the outline and center. I stamped the outlines in full strength ink and then stamped the center stamp off once before stamping onto my card.  There are so many layering stamps like this coming out right now - isn't it funny how stamps can come back around?!  

And did you notice? It's a one-layer card.  I'm not sure I've ever done a one-layer card.  I usually feel the need for a "frame" of some sort - whether it be a layer of colored cardstock or maybe just a stitched edge.  I'm not sure what got into me today.  Stamps that are over a decade old - and a single layer!!

I hope to see you playing along with our Flutter challenge!!  Be sure to welcome our newest Guest Designer, Marcie Sharp, Sharp Designs.

(I'm not going to do a supply list given the age of the main stamp set!!!)


  1. Oh my gosh! I actually still have this stamp set!! Havent used it in years but great card!

  2. I remember this set well! I may still own it- a lot of my older stamps are in storage as I had to move in with my parents after a very severe back injury. I'm glad you pulled this set out. It works perfectly for this challenge!

  3. Very pretty take on the inspiration photo, Kim!

  4. Such a sweet card Kim. Love those butterflies! I think I still have that set somewhere. :) Great take on the photo!


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