Butterfly Four Square

The wrap-up for the CAS DT Search was Friday. During the post-park fireworks show (i.e., the reveal of the new DT and the guest designers), Jen posted a couple challenges. Winning a challenge would earn a guest spot! This weekend has been really wonky for me, so I didn’t get my cards done on time, but I wanted to play anyway – so I did!

The first challenge was to use bold colors and make them pop with black. The second challenge was to use bling. I combined the challenges to create this card.

I had another idea, but it went terribly wrong. I wanted to stamp a solid reverse-image on colored paper with black ink, but my black ink just didn’t make a solid imprint. I got great results on white, but the colored paper just wasn’t working – so I had to regroup and creating a die window is where I ended up.

I’ve been lamenting that PTI hasn’t come out yet with a second edition to their popular Bitty papers – to include all those new colors (3 of which are used here). Thankfully, with the release of the new Geometrics Background set, I can now make my own! (Though lining up that tiny grid was sooooo hard!)

Oh, and if anyone was wondering, I didn’t make the DT, but I did earn a guest spot. The DT is only a few months, so I’ll be trying again next round.

Thanks for peeking!

Butterfly Note Card
All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Background Basics: Geometrics; Polka Dots;
Ink: Fresh Snow;
Paper: White, Hibiscus, Orange, Chartreuse, Hawaiian, Black;
Other: rhinestones (various, with blue being copic colored); Friend texturz plate (Sizzix/SU);

5 thoughts on “Butterfly Four Square

  1. Congrats on the Guest Spot! I’m guessing you won with that card, right? Love the die windows, how you made one butterfly off center, the bling, the embossed background and you made your own bitty paper? Cool, thought those were ready made. Just today I was hoping for some bitty paper in the newer PTI colors.

  2. Woo hoo! Congratulations on earning a guest spot–that’s wonderful, Karen! Love your card too–this is my kind of card, pretty and striking. And I must say that I am so glad that I’m not the only one who has card ideas go very, very wrong, LOL! Story of my creating life, but I can say I have learned some valuable lessons along the way. I just wish it happened less often! ;->

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