Friday, 3 February 2017

Falling Papillons - #CI02

Hello everyone :)
Welcome back to my blog.
I have been quite busy these last few days creating a number of cards. 
I have created one for a colour challenge, one for a blog hop and one for a on order, with  another 3 cards still half made lol...I also have another order to make a start on plus try and fit in another challenge... 
Why do I particpate in challenges!?! I have had that question asked of me a number of times!
One of my main reasons for participating, is for the inspiration that you get. Seeing a colour combination that I wouldn't normally choose, really gets my mind ticking and my creative juices flowing. 
Today's colour challenge from Colour INKspiration has been a real challenge as they are definitely colours I wouldn't normally put together. 

They are soft cool colours that remind you if succulents, and not just because of the picture below lol

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I really did struggle for nearly a week, as I wanted to use all 5 of the colours! 
Putting them all together in a way that blended nicely proved to be really difficult for me. But as with most things I gave it some time, slept on it for a few days......pulled out stamp sets, then put them all back again haha. Nothing seemed to jump out at me and scream - ME USE ME!!!
I finally had a little idea forming.

I thought that some of the stamps from our annual catalogue were being forgotten, with all the other gorgeous stamp sets that have just been released. And because Stampin' Up's! stamp sets are so readily mixed and matched I thought I would blend some old and new together

 Soooo yesterday I thought to my self, Just Do It! 
Only just finished it, like 10 minutes ago lol

Here is my card ;)

Falling Papillons

Front View
#Papillonpotpourri #Fallingflowers #Sealedwithlove #KOCreations #CI02 #Butterflies #Colourinkspiration

With this card I decided not to have a sentiment. This was mainly due to wanting to keep the card clean and keep the focus on the colour and design..

#Papillonpotpourri #Fallingflowers #Sealedwithlove #KOCreations #CI02 #Butterflies #Colourinkspiration

To make this pretty card I distressed the edges of the Whisper White (140490) front. 
I then stamped three colours slightly staggered with the paint brush stamp from the Sealed With Love stamp set (142815). These ink colours were Wisteria Wonder (126985), Mint Macaron (138326) and Soft Sky (131181). 
Over this I stamped the flourish in Garden Green ink (126973) from the Falling Flowers Bundled set (142329). 
I also stamped and die cut the smallest flowers 4 times, fussy cutting just two so I could layer to add more dimension.
I then stamped and punched the butterflies (Papillons) from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (123759) in the corresponding colours. 1 of both size. 
I glued the smallest one to the top of it's mate and placed them on dimensionals (104430) above the paint mark images.
I added a rhinestone to the middle of both flowers and in the area of the curled leaves in parts of the flourish.

For the cards base I used Garden Green (108605)

Just to carry the theme through to the inside just a little, I stamped the flourish again off the paper. I added the small flower stamped image and a rhinestone to complete.


If like me you don't yet own all the ink pad colours invest in some re-inker and sponges! You can add colour to your stamps just by applying a few little drops to a clear block, spreading out with a sponge then use your stamp like normal but onto the inked clear block. You can even out any patchiness by using the sponge!

#Papillonpotpourri #Fallingflowers #Sealedwithlove #KOCreations #CI02 #Butterflies #Colourinkspiration

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Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today.
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  1. That's a great combination of images and colours!

    1. Thanks Stephanie, I love combining stamp sets :)

  2. I adore the layout of this card Kim, a lovely splash of colour and I always love the elegant and bitty butterflies. A awesome choice of colors. Ange xx

    1. Thanks Ange, I enjoyed playing with old and new sets in such a fun way.

  3. I love these colours. You have made a stunning card with them Kim.

  4. I wanted to use the paint brush stamp from the Sealed With Love set more and you gave me a great inspiration.Thank you for sharing your card.

    1. That is awesome to hear, happy to have inspired you Satomi! Can't wait to see what you come up with x


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