Sunday, April 14, 2013

Purple with Butterfly and Doily

The post title pretty much says it all - purple, butterfly, doily.   Inspired by this week's layout #236  on the Clean and Simple Stamping blog.  Thank you, Natasha, for another fun sketch challenge! 

Note: the gray is background, not part of the card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) plum pudding (purple) and rustic white (card base), lavender print from PTI pretty pastels 8x8" patterned paper, and bitty dot print from PTI winter wisteria pattern pack.
  • Dies are PTI eyelet lace, signature series: butterfly (solid purple), and heart-2-heart #10 (dotted paper - larger of the 2 butterflies in the set).   The "signature series" butterfly has no antennae, so I cut an extra set of the "heart-2-heart" antennae in purple card stock, to glue under the patterned paper antennae and provide a foundation. 
  • The dots on the butterfly are a few of the cutouts from the eyelet lace die. 
  • Paper doily is 5", cut down to 2-1/4" and adhered with Scor Tape and Zig 2-way chisel tip glue pen.   
  • My gluing technique: First I apply Scor Tape all across the solid center area and remove the tape liner.  Next I lay the doily face-down on a clean piece of scrap paper, and gently stroke the glue onto the lacy areas.  This works well for me.  However, in my experience, dots of glue will show through, and a finer tip glue pen is more likely to damage the doily.  On my wish list is a doily die, so I can use card stock and work with it more easily.
Created for Operation Write Home, "supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them." (277)

1 comment:

chera said...

I love purple!! Very pretty card!!!