Thursday, June 2, 2016

Butterfly Basics for PPA 303

I was so excited to see the color combination in this week's PPA challenge.  It is one of my favorite combinations.  Thank you Shawn de Oliveira for putting this together ~

And here is my card~

I went all collage-y on this one.  Not my usual style, but it was fun!  I used one stamp set - Butterfly Basics - with 2 sets of butterfly thinlits.

I stamped the sentiment full strength Night of Navy, then stamped off the ferns and honeycomb to soften the color using Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron .

The base and inner layer is Night of Navy.  The Mint layer is from the In Colors DSP Stack.  I swirled some Gold Thread behind the butterflies and tied a bow with 2 strands of Linen Thread for the front.

I left it pretty simple on the inside, as I thought the front had plenty going on ~

I added some fern fronds and a couple of butterflies stamped from the same set on the envelope ~

I love the color challenges because everyone comes up with completely different ideas.  See the other entries by clicking HERE.  You can see the list of supplies that I used on this card at the end of the post.  A quick click on the product picture will take you right to my online store site, if you are in a shopping mood!  And who isn't, with the new catalog just out yesterday!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Until next time,
Happy Stamping!


Product List


  1. Such a sweet card Karen, right down to the linen bow. Perfect! Thank you for playing the PPA303 Color Challenge with us this week.

  2. Karen, you must try this style more often... this card is wonderful! Love your different elements and texture! Thanks for playing along with the PPA color challenge this week!! Now to go pin this beauty!!

  3. Oh, this is beautiful! Love the bunch of twine bow - it's a great finishing touch!

  4. SO beautiful, Karen. What a soft and sweet way to use these gorgeous colors! Love your matting on this card. Thanks for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge!

  5. Very pretty! Love these colors too....they sort of match your wallpaper on your blog!