Sunday, September 28, 2014

Butterflies:Guest Designing at Blessings, Inc and A Muse Studios

Hello Everyone,
Welcome!  Today's post is the fourth post for my Guest Designing spot on Chris' blog: Blessings Ink.

Chris is an A Muse Studios Demonstrator and hosts weekly challenges with weekly winners and top picks.  The weekly winners are eligible for the monthly prize.   I have been  posting projects for each of the weekly challenges all during the month of September.  This is my last post.  It has been fun...a big thank you to Chris!!

The Theme of the current challenge is:

Anything Goes

****Just a few Guidelines for entering  the Challenges:
 2 entry limit and no digis please!
Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.
Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave Chris a reminder in the comments please)

I wanted to use the butterfly set called Papillon and thought it might be fun to create a background with the butterfly stamp.  Take a look at what I came up with.

Materials List:
Stamps: Papillon and Sunny Side of Life (sentiment on inside of card) both from A Muse Studios
CS: White; Cream; Dark and Medium Lavender
Ink: Gray Flannel and Tuxedo Black Memento
Distress Ink: Antique Linen
Copic Markers
Page from a dictionary
White pearls- A Muse Studios  (colored with Copics)
Crystal Stickles


  • Make a card from the dark lavender CS and add a layer of the medium lavender CS
  • Tear a page from an old dictionary.  I found the page with the word butterfly and used that one.

  • Stamp the butterfly with Gray Flannel ink on the dictionary page
  • Distress page with Antique Linen DI
  • Add page to card front

  • Stamp another butterfly on white CS and color with Copic Markers
  • Cut out butterfly and add to card front with dimensional adhesive
  • Add some glitter glue to the butterfly wings
  • Color five white pearls with a purple Copic Marker and add the the left side of the card
  • Cover each of the pearls with the glitter glue

  • On the inside tear a piece of cream CS to fit
  • Distress with the distress ink
  • Stamp the butterfly and the sentiment with black ink
  • Add to the inside

Love the way this turned out.  Now, I am going through my old dictionary and pulling out pages with other bird, building, etc.....   Words that go with stamps that I have.  Very Fun!!   

***Head over to Blessings, Inc and link up your Anything Goes Project--you don't have to use A Muse Studios products and Chris has a nice prize at the end of the month.  

Thanks again to Chris for inviting to hang out all month with her at Blessings Inc!!!  

************Challenges for my Butterflies********
Sparkles Forum: things with wings
The Sisters of Craft: anything goes
613 Avenue:anything goes
That Craft Place: shabby chic
Simon's Wednesday: anything goes
Crafty Creations: vintage

I am in Niagara Falls, Canada right now.  I will be back on Monday and have something fun for you.  I think it will be something for Operation Write Home. Okay, so see you then.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Love ya.


  1. love the coloring on that butterfly...keep enjoying your vacation and I am curious on what you have to show us :)
    hugs bibiana

  2. Gorgeous card Karen :-) the background is fabulous and I love the colourful butterfly too,,, so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Love those butterflies stamped on the dictionary paper...and then the great contrast of the brightly colored 3-D butterfly! Lovely card! Thanks for leaving this on our doorstep at 613 Avenue Create!

  4. I admit I am partial to anything with butterflies. Love the use of the dictionary page for butterflies. The sparkle on the wings does show and I love it. Excellent. - Jim

  5. Beautiful card. thanks for playing at Crafting When We Can.

  6. gorgeous xx...thanks for sharing with us at TCP Debs x

  7. I really like how you used the butterflie in two different ways. Look amazing.

    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!

  8. Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Things with wings' challenge.
    Happy crafting.
    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx


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