Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Butterflies & Babies

***This is my second post for today.  For my CASology post please scroll down or 


Hi there!  After a frustratingly unproductive weekend I had a good few hours in the Craft Cave today. My first card is for two challenges - I used the colours from Just Add Ink and took inspiration from Alice's card at Time Out Challenges. I was inspired by Alice's layout and her use of washi tape.  She must have the most amazing washi collection because she rocks so many different ones on her cards and has so many cool designs.  I used some Scotch washi tape behind my layered butterfly and added a liberal splash of Wink of Stella to the top layer to finish it off.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Many Thanks) Altenew
Inks:  (Blackberry Bliss) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Butterflies) Papertrey Ink
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Washi - Scotch
Gems:  Recollections




Next up is a three for one card.  Both The Paper Players and The Friday Mashup are calling for square cards this week and I thought the sketch over at Stampin' Celebration would work perfectly for a square card.  The other option for The Friday Mashup was to use the colours pink, grey and sky.  I wanted to have separate baby girl and boy cards so I ended up only using two of the colours for each of my cards and not all three colours so this week I'm not mashing it up.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Handy Hippo, (Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue)) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Story Time) Avery Elle
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Stitched Stars) Lil' Inker Designs
Washi:  Crafty Basics
Gems:  Recollections

18 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

Looks like you are rockin' the washi tape yourself! I love how you used Alice's layout on your first card. You're right about the design for your baby cards, they are perfect on a square! They are all wonderful, Jen!

Joyce said...

I agree with Kara--you are totally rocking the Washi! Love all of these cards--so much crafty inspiration here today.

sandie said...

Your washi tape looks perfect against the colour of the butterfly, it really makes it pops and I love you followed through the pearl detail on the butterfly to under the sentiment. Great to see you at TO

Christine Blain said...

Jen, the colours really are the stars of your beautifully clean card. Love what you've done. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Lynn said...

Fabulous cards Jen. Love how you interpreted the inspiration at Time Out! Thanks so much for playing with us.

KimB said...

I love how you laid down that turquoise layer to ground your butterfly Jen it such a wonderful splash of colour. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

inkeverywhere said...

I do love the way you use the papers on your cards. It's a very clever way of featuring the papers. Chantell JAI

Amy Kunkle said...

Such a great cas card! I love the washi tape background. Thanks for playing along at the Friday Mashup!

Lindsey said...

You are on a roll, Jen! You may think I mean washi tape rolls, but I really mean a challenge roll! :D What a fab CAS design for your first card, and I may have to CASE the layout you CASEd. Great use of washi on the second cards, too; and sweet baby cards as well.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful cards, Jen! I love pink and gray together! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

Love these fun baby cards...very clever way to interpret the challenges! So happy that you shared these with us at the Paper Players this week!

Anita in France said...

Such sweet baby cards, Jen ... and a gorgeous butterfly! That graphic patterned washi is gorgeous ... fabulous with all the shimmer and dimension on the butterfly! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Shona Chambers said...

So excited that you used the colours from one challenge and the CASE inspiration from another to create your beautiful card. The colours look fantastic and love the washi behind the butterfly. And your baby cards are so sweet, love the stitched details on the stars. Always to happy to see you at TIME OUT and Just Add Ink this week!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jen, you square baby cards are just adorable! I love how you used Washi tape! The pink and gray is my favorite! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

wendi said...

Wow, love the cards! The gray with the pop of color in each is adorable! Thanks for including Stampin' Celebration in your mix of creativity!

Tonya Jastad said...

I love your use of washi! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Celebration!

Heather North said...

Nice use of washi tape! Thank you for playing along with the Stampin' Celebration challenge!

Jaydee said...

Jen, I never know quite what to do with washi tape - thanks for the inspiration. Great way to combine the challenges, too. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee