Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Three Butterflies - Paper Players Challenge #55

At first I didn't quite know what to do with this color challenge at PPC here as I've never used these 4 colors together before:  Baja Breeze, Poppy Parade, Basic Gray and Crumb Cake.  Then I remembered the butterflies!
Using the Beautiful Wings die, I cut a Basic Gray, Poppy Parade and Baja breeze butterflies.  Each was then embossed using a different embossing folder for each butterfly and sponged with Basic Gray ink.

Then I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake card stock using the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, and sponged the edges and raised embossed surfaces with Crumb Cake ink.

Next I wound a piece of Chantilly lace crochet trim at an angle up the Crumb Cake card stock, and the butterflies were attached to the ribbon , starting with the largest butterfly at the bottom,

Stamp: None
Inks: Basic Gray, Crumb Cake
Papers: Baja Breeze card base, layered with Basic Gray and then Crumb cake.  Butterflies:  Basic Gray, :Poppy Parade and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Embossing folders:  Vintage Wallpaper, Square lattice, Perfect Polka dot, Finial Press, 1/2" circle punch, Make your own brads, Victoria crochet trim, Baja Breeze seam binding, rhinestones, glue dots

9 comments:

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Maria! This is such a fabulous card! I love the butterflies and the sponging and the distressing, so pretty! So happy you joined us at the Paper Players!
Hugs,
Lesley

Lauri said...

Great job with the color challenge! Beautiful job embossing and distressing! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Sandra Azzopardi said...

Beautiful Maria! I love all the embossing, the lace and touch of bling! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

Nance said...

Butterflies--what a perfect way to use our challenge colors! I love how you've embossed each one differently! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

Tui Nathan said...

This is gorgeous Maria ... love the distressed and sponged look ... the added lace gives a nice soft vintage feel to the card.
Thank you for playing this week at Paper Players!

Jen said...

I think the embossing and distressing is a fabulous way to show off those butterflies. Great card.

jaydee said...

Maria, love how you joined the butterflies with the crochet trim. A really creative idea and works so well with the distressing.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Ann Schach said...

Gorgeous, Maria! So many beautiful vintage details!

Anne Marie said...

Very pretty, Maria! Love the scrunched up lace and the beautiful brads. The distressing is the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

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