Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Past, the Present and the Future

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am joining in today with a cute little card I made for the Past, the Present and the Future  release party over at the Papertrey Ink.

 I started a little bit backwards, but thankfully it all worked out.

My inspiration for this card came from Betsy Veldman's card from back in 2007. I didn't have some of the stamps they were revisiting , so I used some other, as fabulous products that I had. I die cut the butterfly out of the pink panel, because I wanted to use that for my "cloud"element for the Case this Sketch challenged and to join the Happy Little Stamper's challenge. It seemed simple enough, until I realized that when I stamped my butterfly and tried to put the panel on the top, the panel was not quite vertical. Probably I should've drawn some reference lines, but that's so overrated! So now I had to trim the panel so it is vertical in relation to the base of the card. Who needs it to be easy when it can be so much more.......fun! Let's go with Fun! ;)

I used the color idea that the Paper Players were offering. The sentiment is embossed on a metallic copper cardstock (not very visible on the picture). I hand pierced the frame on the pink panel with a pin (because I lost my piercing tool and by lost I mean I organized it somewhere that can be never found) for a little special touch and adde a few pearl stickers and I was done.

Happy Love Day!

Stamps: Papertrey ink (Beautiful Butterflies, Happy Trails)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Beautiful Butterflies Dies)
Paper: Recollections(white, pink, copper metallic)
Ink:Memento(black),s.e.i.(willow),Tim Holtz(TeaDye)
Accessories:  Pearl Stickers(Recollections), embossing powder(Stampendous)
Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"


  1. Such pretty take on the hostess card! Love the butterfly placing. Thank you for sharing your card at Paper Players.

  2. I love how the butterfly is both cut out and stamped - very effective image!

  3. Such a pretty clean and simple card! Life the way you made your butterfly.

  4. Beautiful take on the sketch!
    Thanks for joining us at CTS this week!

  5. What a beautiful technique with the butterfly die--just gorgeous the way the copper embossing is at the edge of the negative space. Lovely use of our colors--thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  6. Love your butterfly - so pretty! Love the touches of copper! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

  7. WOW!! Beautiful card..love the way you have used your dies..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti