Pretty Petals Punched Butterflies Card

by Joanne James17. April 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the lovely Sandy's turn to host our challenge this week and she has a great clean and simple challenge for you to play along with:


I was a little pressed for time this week in getting ready for Stampin' Up! Onstage at Telford (also the reason for a lack of blog posts over the last two days) so a clean and simple challenge couldn't have come as a better time! I used this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday for my layout and decided to go with punched rather than stamped butterflies for both impact and speed:

As you can see, today's card really is clean and simple. Here's the low down:

Pretty Petals - I reached for this paper pack to use as the starting point for my card and settled on this rather bold pattern, as I knew I needed only a small amount so wanted it to be impactful. My Pretty Petals paper set the colour combination for my card and provided the perfect backdrop to my sentiment from 'Tin of Cards'.

Can You Keep A Secret? - The DSP has a small amount of Calypso Coral around the flower heads, which I substituted with Watermelon Wonder as I wanted to use the wide satin ribbon in this colour for my banner. Sssh, don't tell - although honestly I think it's impossible to see the difference even up close. Here is the colour palette I used on my card:


A Trio of Punched Butterflies - I used a trio of solid colour butterflies to complete my card, punched using the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches. I layered one of them and finished them all with pearls as a simple embellishment.

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. 

So as you can see, a clean and simple card for this week's butterfly challenge. I'm also linking up with the lovely team over at the Global Design Project where their theme this week is 'nature' and a butterfly definitely qualifies for that!

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your clean and simple cards this week. We are off to basketball today and back to hockey today ...

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 (9) -

LaurieUnited States
4/17/2016 9:53:58 PM #

Oh, I just love the pearls on the butterflies! Looks awesome with the 2 sizes on the larger one.

Hope you had a great time Joanne!

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
4/18/2016 12:38:29 AM #

So pretty, Joanne! I love this color combo, and the wide ribbon is a perfect sketch element. I hope you are having a great time at Onstage!

LoriUnited States
4/18/2016 12:48:26 AM #

Beautiful!  Love how you added pearls to accent the butterflies.  Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

Hannelie Bester
Hannelie BesterU.A.E.
4/18/2016 9:23:51 AM #

I just LOVE the pearl detail on your beautiful butterflies Joanne, and the colors are so pretty!

JuleeUnited States
4/18/2016 4:07:43 PM #

So pretty! Love those sweet little butterflies. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
4/20/2016 12:38:36 PM #

These colors are so pretty together--love the pop of watermelon wonder.  Can't go wrong with a beautifully elegant clean and simple card such as this.  So happy you got to go to an OnStage event!!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/21/2016 11:58:30 PM #

JoAnne, this is beautiful!  Such a pretty color combo!  You know I love ALL those pearls, too!  How fun to attend the OnStage event!  XXX

krista frattin
krista frattinCanada
4/22/2016 4:17:55 AM #

I love that Watermelon Wonder Ribbon ... I will sure miss it when it is gone! Great card today! thank-you for playing along with the Global Design Project - Krista

jaydeeUnited States
4/24/2016 12:32:43 AM #

So pretty, Joanne.  The little pop of black is fabulous.  I love how you layered your butterfly and the pearls are the perfect finishing touch.  Fabulous card

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