Butterfly Basics – Flash Back Inspiration

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Butterfly Basics

I know it is not Monday and my card for this week’s Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge is setting some sort of record for ‘tardiness’ … let’s just say this week managed to run away from me at a rapid pace!  However I am here now to share this card I made for the challenge.

I wanted to also share where I got my inspiration from for this card and it was actually when I was going through some drawers in my daughter’s room when I found a card that we made at a Stampin’ Up! workshop long before I was a demonstrator.  

Stampin' Up! Stamping T! - Flash Back

This card was one of the reasons I started to fall in love with Stampin’ Up! … I was so taken with the use of a stamp set to great my own custom background paper and how the ink and cardstock just seemed to magically work together.  So I used this card as the inspiration in both my colours and technique for my card for this week’s sketch.

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So along with this sketch I had all the ingredients to make a fun and fast card.  My card has a Soft Suede card base simply paired with Very Vanilla card stock which was decorated using the Butterfly Basics stamp set from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue.  I used several of the images in this set with Soft Suede and Early Espresso ink (stamping off some of the images).  The card was finished with a greeting cut from Early Espresso card stock and the ‘hello’ from the Hello You thinlits.  The butterflies are punched using the Elegant Butterfly punch and some Very Vanilla card stock and some Natural Filter Paper.

So pleased with how this one turned out and hope you can find a little time this weekend to still join with this challenge.