Thursday, July 10, 2014

Poppy Sketches and Virginia's View

I am playing along with Poppy Sketches again. This is such a fun challenge - I love the sketches and the 'pop' of color!  When I saw the sketch this week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I have this wonderful butterfly die cut from Memory Box, where the die only cuts out the wings and leaves the middle of the butterfly attached!  There is another die for the body of the butterfly, which you can add if you want.   The wonderful Julie Ebersole introduced me to this great die when I took a live class from her last month! 

With some creative masking I used my mini ink blending tool to add yellow to the butterfly and green to the square.  The HA sentiment was heat embossed in white.  The card turned out almost exactly like what I had pictured in my head - that rarely happens with me!
I am also submitting this to Virginia's View Challenge which is all about die cuts this month.  Have you seen her new challenge blog?  It is amazing, with wonderful guests and lots of inspiration.  I really like the wrap up she does at the end of each challenge.  So informative!

Hope you are having a great week!


  1. Absolutely wonderful Laura! Awesome masking. That butterfly die is fabulous:)
    Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!

  2. DELIGHTFUL CAS card, Laura! I love the color contrast and your creative use of butterfly images! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge!

  3. GORGEOUS creation! And that butterfly die is AWESOME!!!! Just might NEED to purchase that! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppy Sketches!

  4. Beautiful! That cheery yellow butterfly is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Poppy Sketches!

  5. Ooooohhh love this card!!
    Thanks for playing at Poppy Sketches!

  6. What a fun card Laura! Great job on the masking too! I hope to pick up that die next weekend as they were out of them after our class.

  7. This is such a winning card in my mind, Laura! It's one of those cards that really grabs my eye and l find I can't stop staring! Even the way you photographed it is perfect!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Gorgeous! Love your use of the butterfly die. Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!


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