Bold Butterfly Framelit Shaped Edge Card and Rainbow Hearts Card Celebrating Gay Pride

by Joanne James29. June 2015 09:49

Happy Monday everyone! Well, we didn't manage to barbeque yesterday as it was the worst weather day of the week here in the UK, but no matter - this week is supposed to be a scorcher, despite the fact that it's the start of Wimbledon Tennis Fortnight (a sure recipe for rain!) so I'm sure there will be lots of opportunity. My week is shaping up to be a busy one - with only three weeks until the end of the school term, there is something on pretty much every other day between now and the end of term so forgive me if my blogging becomes brief! Anyway, a good start to the week as I've two cards to share today! This first is my card for this week's challenge over at Colour Q:

Don't you just love those flip flops?! The colours along with the butterflies prompted me to create a fun 'cutting edge' card that I am also linking up with the current challenge over at SUO Challenges where they are asking us to create a card that features a cut edge that is something other than a straight line. This is what I came up with:

I used Soft Sky for my card base, then diecut four butterflies in Night of Navy using the smallest butterfly in the new Bold Butterfly framelits and adhered them to the edge of my card, carefully cutting around them by hand to remove the edge of the card base and expose the back panel. I then cut another two butterflies each in Daffodil Delight and Marina Mist and paper-pieced the small pieces into the navy butterflies. I stamped the sentiment from Watercolour Wonder onto the front of my card in Night of Navy and stamped the spotty strip repeatedly along the back inside edge of the card in Soft Sky for some added detail behind the butterflies, although you can't see this in the above photo as it's not flat and only visible when closed (I need to take another picture which I will add to this post later - these type of cards are so tricky to photograph!). This card looks so pretty in real life - the fussy cut edge really lifts this card and makes it something special.

My second card today is using this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches where the lovely Jen Mitchell has a great sketch that would work so well for so many layouts:

I flipped the sketch through 180 degrees (it's allowed!) to create a rather topical card that was inspired by a cupcake of all things that appeared in my Facebook feed over the weekend, commemorating the decision by the US Supreme Court over the weekend to legalise same sex marriage across all US states:

 

I used a rainbow of strips of cardstock, punching each with my Hearts Border punch before adhering to my base of extra-thick Whisper White cardstock (love this for card bases!) I then took the punched out hearts and adhered these individually in a row beneath the negative punched space on the strip above. My focal point is a couple of 2" circles, the first in Whisper White and stamped with one of the sentiments in the 'Groovy Love' stamp set, inked up with Pacific Point and Real Red Stampin' Write markers. The second circle was punched from Real Red cardstock, with a heart punched out of the centre using the Sweetheart punch so that the sentiment could show through the negative space and popped up over the first on Dimensionals for added depth. Very 'gay pride' with the hearts and rainbows, don't you agree? I am also entering this card into a demonstrator-only challenge that Stampin' Up! are currently running with the tagline #punchitup where we have to use a combination of two of four specific punches and as you can see, I went with hearts!

That's my creative post for today; I will be back tomorrow with another project and may be back in the meantime with other news, depending on how far I get through today's 'to do' list so do pop back later! Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Card One:

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

 

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Pauline A
Pauline AUnited Kingdom
29/06/2015 12:14:11 #

i love your butterfly card and how you have changed up the colours.  Perfect.

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Narlle Farrugia
Narlle FarrugiaAustralia
29/06/2015 12:16:26 #

Oh wow - what an amazing card this is! Look at all the time you've spent in punch and lining up your cards - what a fabulous idea! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
29/06/2015 13:33:53 #

Love these! I really like that butterfly card, they are so bright and beautiful.

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Jen Mitchell
Jen MitchellUnited States
29/06/2015 23:56:06 #

So glad you were able to squeeze in some crafty time and join us at colourQ and Freshly Made Sketches.  These cards are so colorful and pretty.  That's a lot of work saving all those little bits to put back inside the die cuts.  Well done!!

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Sylvia
SylviaUnited States
30/06/2015 05:16:20 #

Beautiful butterflies, Joanne! So happy to see you playing at the colourQ.

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Julie Gearinger
Julie GearingerUnited States
02/07/2015 00:55:30 #

What a gorgeous line-up of butterflies for your "Cutting Edge" card!  Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges Smile

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Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
05/07/2015 03:42:40 #

The lineup of butterflies looks fabulous! So glad you joined us at SUO this week.

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Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
05/07/2015 11:55:11 #

WOW...you really were playing with a bunch of little pieces!  Your butterflies and butterfly border is just AMAZING!!!  That is so much work!  Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

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Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
05/07/2015 13:14:37 #

Oh wow!  That's a LOT of paper piecing with all those small parts in the butterflies!  Awesome look, though!  Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

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KAREN BARBER
KAREN BARBERUnited States
05/07/2015 19:35:28 #

LOVE LOVE LOVE your cool butterfly creation!!!

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