Saturday, September 28, 2013

Too Kind

This week’s Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge is a Picture Perfect challenge. I was inspired by the photo’s butterfly images and soft color palette. I used those elements and the current sketch from Seize the Sketch as the basis for this design together.

I started off with a softly striped paper panel as a backdrop. After matting the paper on a darker blue panel, I attached it to a light blue card base over a scallop edged gold paper panel. The inspiration photo seemed to have a somewhat shiny gold tint in places, so the gold panel was a nice nod to that. I cut notches in a strip of light blue faux suede ribbon and adhered that over the patterned paper panel, then used dimensional dots to attach a die cut butterfly on top. The butterfly is made from a pair of die cut pieces, one gold and one vellum. I attached the two die cuts at the center to allow the top layer (vellum) to be bent up to give the illusion of moving wings.

The “too kind” sentiment from the Chit Chat set is stamped underneath the ribbon strip in gray ink. I added clusters of white enamel dots above and below the butterfly as an embellishment, echoing the diagonal arrangement of the butterflies in the inspiration photo.

Materials Used:
from i {heart} papers: Paper Smooches Chit Chat stamp set and Butterflies 2 dies, Tsukineko Memento Luxe Gray Flannel ink, My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio 6x6 paper pad, Doodlebug Design Lily White Sprinkles, May Arts light blue faux suede ribbon, Sticky Thumb dimensional dots

other: Soft Sky and Blue Bayou cardstock (Stampin’ Up!); gold paper (Target); medium scallop die (Papertrey Ink)


  1. so lovely, Lori! thanks so much for playing along at Seize the Sketch!

  2. love the soft pretty colors :) Thanks for joining us on Seize the Sketch

  3. Hi Lori!! Great to see you! Love your softly coloured card and tha butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

  4. super pretty...I love the colors!
    Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  5. Gorgeous, Lori! The colors are so pretty. I love the vellum die-cut butterfly and how the enamel dots are like the butterflies in the image. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS!

  6. Just beautiful! LOVE the colors - and those enamel dots! So glad you played along at Paper Smooches SPARKS!!!

  7. This shouldn't surprise you-- but I LOVE LOVE LOVE this, Lori! I LOVE the enamel dots and the butterfly-- love the papers! LOVE it all! You always amaze me- I'm blown away! Please send me some of your talent:)

    THANKS for joining in the fun with the Paper Smooches SPARKS Picture Perfect challenge <3 Hope you will link up your creations this week (it's ANYTHING GOES!!!)!!!


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