Thursday, July 14, 2011

Our Craft Lounge Visits the Play Date Cafe

Our Craft Lounge is sponsoring this week’s challenge at the Play Date CafĂ©. Here’s this week’s challenge color story.

I was inspired by the pretty colors and the delicate images. The gradient sunset with its deep purples and oranges especially caught my eye as did the little bundles of twine. I tried to incorporate a few of those elements in my car using images from the Butterfly Kisses set.

I colored the butterfly in shades of orange (with a little brown) Copic markers and cut it out, then sprayed it with a little gold shimmer spray for a soft sparkle. After stamping the set’s square outline image, I airbrushed the panel with several different Copic markers for a gradient look, then cut it out. I stamped the set’s “butterfly kisses” sentiment in Grape Jelly ink at the bottom of the panel before attaching the butterfly image with a dimensional dot.

I machine stitched around the edges of a purple dotted panel, then added a slightly longer orange strip to the panel’s left edge before wrapping some purple baker’s twine around the panel, securing it with an orange button. After layering the panel on a soft purple card base, I added the butterfly panel to the card to complete the design.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Our Craft Lounge Butterfly Kisses stamp set, X-Press white Copic blending cardstock, Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black and Grape Jelly inks and Gold Shimmer Spritz, Copic markers (E31, E34, Y32, Y35, YR12, YR15, YR16, V0000, V000, V12, V15), Jillibean Soup Soup Staples designer paper, Divine Twine Plum baker’s twine, Zva Creative dimensional dots

other: Lovely Lavender cardstock (Gina K Designs); Pumpkin Pie cardstock (Stampin’ Up!)Orange Zest button (Papertrey Ink); sewing machine


  1. This is beautiful, Lori! LOVE the way you've frame your gorgeous butterfly with that inked and stamped, sentiment square! And the polka dots, button, and twine are scrumptious! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. This is very pretty! Loving the butterfly.

  3. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the way you've framed the butterfly!

  4. A very pretty card! Love that polka dot paper! And gorgeous coloring on the frame and pretty!

  5. Fabby card Lori - love the butterfly, and the twine/button combo. Thanks for playing along with this weeks colours at the Play Date Cafe!

  6. What a beautiful card. So pretty!!!

  7. Love the different effects here

  8. Hi Lori! Your card is so gorgeous and you've nailed this week's colors. It was SO fun to meet you in person at CHA yesterday. Thank you so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.


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