Sunday, 28 February 2016

Butterfly Suite Sayings - GDP Case the Designer Challenge. #GDP024

Hello and welcome back! As always I'm so excited to enter this week's Global Design Project #24 - CASE the designer challenge Michelle Last. CASEing means - Copy and Selectively Edit.
We can choose to take anything from Michelle's gorgeous card above and make it our own. 

Here is my card that has been inspired by Michelle's butterfly window shaker card. I'm so glad that her card features a butterfly - just love them!  I have just recently made another card with a butterfly and I have fallen in love with the Butterfly Basics stamp set and dies - so perfect! 

For my card I took the butterfly image and have incorporated the sentiment to be part of the window. As you may already know, I can't get enough of watercoloring and here it is... with white heat embossing using the lovely images from Butterfly Basics stamp set. I just love the ink resist technique! The watercoloring is achieved by using Stampin' Up! ink refills to get the intense color pigmentation. I literally dropped the ink colors over the image after wetting the watercolor paper. and it creates this gorgeous clouds of color. I splashed some droplets of water and white ink to create more interest and textures. I also carried the artwork on the inside of the card too, just to complete the look.

Below are the pics of how I went about creating the card. I have used  the medium sized butterfly die from the Butterfly Basic bundle and used the negative cut out space to create the window. The cut out made this gorgeous butterfly complete with unique markings - just love it! I'll use it for another project for sure! 

The sentiment "Thanks for being you" is from Suite Sayings stamp set, from the Occasions Catalogue. Just love the font combinations in this sentiment. I have stamped the sentiment on clear acetate using white Stayzon Ink and is perfect for this project. I then adhered this on the back of my panel and used thick dimensional foam to create the window recess to house the silver sequins. 

It's been so much fun and learning something new with creating this shaker card. It is worth doing and will continue to make more in the future. If you have been inspired by my card please send me a message. The supplies are available from my store and will list the items below.  Purchasing the Butterfly Basics as a bundle is value for money, a saving of 15%. 

To get an even better deal, if you purchase anything over $90 you automatically qualify to receive a FREE product of your choice during Sale-A-Bration. Click here to view the products you can receive for FREE with any qualifying purchase over $90. Remember to use the current hostess code when you shop online and you'll receive a small thank you gift from me. 

Please have a look at the other submissions over at Global Design Project - so many great talents and interpretations of Michelle's card. You may just be inspired and why not take part and share your creativity. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope to see you again next time! Cheers! :) 


Supplies: Click here to shop online with me

Butterfly Basics - Clear mount Bundle
Suite Sayings Clear mount
Watercolor Paper
Window Sheets
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
White Stazon Pad and Refill
Brights Classic Stampin' Ink Refills




  1. Drop, dead gorgeous Juana!! Thanks for playing at Global Design Project with us for this fun challenge!

  2. Wowza! Such gorgeous colors, Juan! I love the black butterfly in the center - really helps the colors to pop. Love it! Thanks you so much for playing along with this week’s CASE the Designer Challenge at Global Design Project – I’m glad you did.

    1. Thank you so much Brian for the lovely compliments! Yes, it's a great contrast to the many colors. It's always a pleasure to play along and especially receiving such lovely comments makes it rewarding. :)


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