Saturday, 31 August 2013

Papertrey Ink Engagement card



Hello everyone,

I hope you are having a good weekend and carving out a little craft time for yourself. I have been spending a lot of time with my (teacher) daughter over the summer holidays and I shall miss her when she goes back to school next week, but once we hit September it is definitely time to look forward to autumn and I really love it before it gets too cold. I have a big birthday coming up in September and I think I would rather ignore it but it seems my daughter has other plans so there will be some kind of gathering to celebrate/commiserate with me.

I have seen other people enter some gorgeous cards into the CAS-ual Fridays challenges and I thought I would play along for the first time this week.

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We were asked to use Kraft and text on a card and I came up with this one


I cut a panel of kraft cardstock and embossed the scroll designs from Papertrey Ink Boutique Borders Birthday in white. I die cut 2 butterflies with  the Love Lives Here dies and stamped them with the Bitty Background stamps in Hawaiian Shores ink, before curling the edges of the butterflies to give a bit of dimension. I popped little red hearts into the the centres of the butterflies and added glossy accents to give them some shine (doesn't show up so well in this photo). Next I stamped and embossed the sentiments from PTI Just a Kiss with Zing embossing powder. I finally used a canvas texture plate on the panel before adhering the butterflies. I added a couple of strips of striped paper to the edges of the panel and raised it with pop dots on the base card.


As this was a card for my daughter to give one of her friends who had just got engaged, I made an envelope liner and stamped it with the butterfly stamp to make it a little special.

I am also entering this into the Cute Card Thursdays challenge which is 'things with wings' and Simon Says Stamps Wednesday challenge which is 'anything goes'.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol .


14 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, love your card! The colours are beautiful and I love the embossing on the sentiment, looks fab! Carol you should look forward to your birthday and enjoy it, it's only a number (that's what they keep telling me anyway!)

    Take care
    Vicki x

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  2. This is so pretty. I just adore the look of white embossing on kraft. And, your envelope liner gives it that extra special touch.

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  3. Your card is beautifully CAS, Carol. The turquoise really pops against the Kraft. I love your pretty butterflies. Great envelope, too! x

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  4. Lovely card Carol, such a gorgeous CAS design and fabulous embossing! Jo x

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  5. Absolutely love this its so pretty huggles Sue xx

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  6. Wow! This is beautiful. I love how those white scrolls frame your butterflies :)

    Best crafty wishes!
    Amber
    Staying Crafty

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  7. Hi Carol. Thanks so much for coming over to my blog and leaving such a sweet comments. It truly means the world to me. I think your card is stunning. I love the colors and the way you have put your design together. Truly beatutiful. Hope you are having a great weekend. Hugs, Lisa G

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  8. Oh, this is beautiful! What a fabulous way to use that boutique border stamp!

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  9. I love that color with kraft, Carol! How stunning in every way! This is such a winning card - Michele will love that you played along! I'll be looking forward to the BIG Birth Day!! Keep us posted! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Just beautiful Carol and a wonderful design, she certainly won't have another card like this gorgeous one.
    Linbyx

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  11. this is so sweet and beautiful! love the design! thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this week!

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  12. Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Love the blue against the kraft!! Just stunning!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  13. This is just gorgeous! All of the colors look so crisp against the kraft card stock!

    Linda

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Thanks,
Carol x

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