Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fusion Bright Butterfly + Simon Says + Seize the Birthday

I have a bright and happy birthday card to share with you today.

Inspiration came from both the photo and sketch from the Fusion: Bright Butterfly challenge.

A panel is inked with Picked Raspberry and Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and then a water spritzed stencil is pressed on it to dilute some of the color and leave the stencil image. The PTI sentiment is stamped directly onto this panel and a couple of Martha Stewart punched butterflies flutter around it.

The solid butterflies are all cut from a piece of transparency that is stained with Sailboat Blue Alcohol Ink and a black Delaney butterfly die cut is layered over the largest. You can see how the color of the butterflies varies depending on what color they are layered over.

I am also linking this card to the Wednesday Challenge Blog at Simon Says Stamp where the challenge is to use a favorite technique or product. Distress Inks, stencils and die cutting fit the bill for me.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

The final link is to Seize the Birthday, where the challenge this time around is Nothing but Neutrals, but thankfully they always have an Anything Goes option.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. This is so bright and gorgeous, Jacquie! I love the color choice and fabulous butterfly design details! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Favorite Products/Techniques” Challenge!

  2. Great use of our Fusion photo inspiration and the sketch! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion :)

  3. Love this - need to try that technique - subtle and beautiful!

  4. What a gorgeous card - I love it.
    Thanks for playing along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. That is one incredible butterfly!! And the background you've created is simply stunning. Really like this card. Bev

  6. Pretty colors and design! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  7. This is a real standout in the galleries, Jacquie! You NAILED them with this stunning card!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. A beautiful card Jacquie! Love everything about this!
    Always thrilled to see one of your card at Seize the birthday!

  9. Love the shadowy stencil ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

  10. Love the brilliant colours, Jacquie and the stencil you have used is really pretty!!!! Your butterfly is gorgeous!!!! Beautiful card!!!


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