Amazing Silhouettes Sponged Butterfly Card

by Joanne James11. January 2022 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and I want the sentiment to be the main feature of your card:


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card. 

For my card today I was inspired by those fabulous bright colours on the peacock in the Color Dare challenge photo; with a nod to the colouring on the feathers I sponged a trio of Magenta Madness, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana onto my butterfly 'Amazing Silhouettes' stamp and used it to accent a simple layered diecut of the word 'amazing' from the co-ordinating Amazing Thanks Dies set:


I couldn't wait to get my on these dies - I love a good sentiment die! - the stamp set was a free gift to all demonstrators who attended the recent Stampin' Up! Onstage event and I think they compliment each other beautifully. The butterfly is also the perfect image for CASology's challenge this month where the cue word is 'renew' - the transformation of the humble caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly is a great example of this.

Would you like to know how I created that blended colour on my butterfly? I have another great tip that I'm sharing in my Crafty Owl Creatives customer Facebook group today - why not pop over and take a look? If you're not already a member, click here to find the group and request to join - everyone is welcome and it's the place to share projects, ask questions and where I share lots of tips and tricks. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! color names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

Alyson Mayo
Alyson MayoCanada
1/12/2022 5:41:04 PM #

Love the clean lines on your card - beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Colour Dare Smile

JoyceUnited States
1/12/2022 6:34:51 PM #

This is a beautiful card.  I love that large sentiment and the butterfly silhouette.  Thanks so much for playing along at CASology.

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/12/2022 8:48:49 PM #

Fab card Joanne - I'd missed those dies in the catalogue!

JeanneUnited States
1/13/2022 6:41:40 AM #

Joanne, the way you’ve colored the butterfly stamp is so beautiful!   Perfect for your amazing sentiment.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/13/2022 1:31:48 PM #

I sort of glossed over this set in the catalog, but after receiving two cards from my upline using it, as well as seeing yours here, I may have to re-think it!  Very pretty!

Suzanne Reynolds
Suzanne ReynoldsUnited States
1/13/2022 5:47:51 PM #

Wow, CAS and so beautiful.  Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.  

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/13/2022 9:07:09 PM #

Just stunning Joanne! The ethereal butterfly image with it's subtle background is perfect with the bold sentiment. Really hope I can join in with this fabulous sketch! Vicky x

Melanie R
Melanie RUnited States
1/16/2022 4:17:51 PM #

How very lovely, Joanne! So graceful and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/16/2022 11:45:12 PM #

This card is really clever. For a simple seeming card, there's a lot going on and I really like how you've tamed those strong colours. Another beauty!

Catherine Nowak
Catherine NowakUnited States
1/17/2022 3:29:07 AM #

Love the CAS lines. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
1/18/2022 11:47:15 AM #

What a fabulous card, Joanne! I love how simple and yet so striking it is! This butterfly silhouette is gorgeous.

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