Beautiful Wings Bokeh Clean and Simple CCS 487

by Joanne James13. September 2022 12:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Valerie has asked that we include a couple of panels on our card. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.


I was tempted to use both a tag and a panel of designer series paper on my card when I saw Valerie's sketch, but resisted the urge and decided to channel myself to create a card using the beautiful image and colours over at The Card Concept for my super clean and simple card today - take a look: 


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I thought the butterfly on the inspiration photo was so striking! I so rarely use butterflies on my cards, even though I have lots of them in my collection. I masked a panel on my white cardstock and created a bokeh panel using Starry Sky and whisper white craft inks and my blending brushes and a circle stencil; to this I added a butterfly just like the one in the inspiration photo, that I cut using my Brilliant Wings Dies. I cut one in each of the colours and paper-pieced the coloured sections into the black outline. I backed each one with an adhesive sheet, so it was mess-free, if a little time consuming. So worth it though for the finished effect, don't you think? 

I added a generic sentiment from 'Charming Sentiments' as the set was still out on my desk from my previous card and I didn't have a specific occasion for this card. I love the finished effect - I think I should use these butterflies more often!

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. 

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


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Karen Letchworth
Karen LetchworthUnited States
9/14/2022 6:38:30 PM #

This is gorgeous, Joanne.  SO perfect for our challenge, and just as lovely as can be,  Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us and playing along at The Card Concept.  We're so blessed to have you join us and we do hope you will visit again soon.  Have a wonderfully creative week.
Karen L
The Card Concept

Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
9/15/2022 5:09:01 PM #

What a fabulous card Joanne!  Love the use of the sketch as well as that gorgeous butterfly!  So thrilled that you played along with us at The Card Concept- hugs and I hope you join us again soon!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
9/15/2022 10:20:11 PM #

WOW! It seems simple but such a lot of skill and technique to create: masking, making your own bokeh panel, inlaying the die cut.... a thing of great beauty, Joanne!

9/16/2022 8:09:38 AM #

Oh Joanne that butterfly is so beautiful!! I envy your patience and ability to inlay all those tiny pieces! The blue bokeh background is beautiful, too! Amazing card Smile

EstherUnited States
9/19/2022 5:55:37 PM #

Oh wow! What a beautiful butterfly, and I love your CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

Karen Ksenzakovic
Karen KsenzakovicUnited States
9/19/2022 11:38:41 PM #

Beautiful card Joanne Smile  Love your clean design and that butterfly is just gorgeous.  Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts this week.  Karen K (DT)

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
9/20/2022 11:38:58 AM #

What a gorgeous take on the sketch, Joanne! This bold butterfly look gorgeous and the ink blended panel as well.

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