Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, December 17, 2012

CAS Butterflies

I am glad that Christmas is approaching quickly, because I am a little tired of making Christmas cards! I am sure that once it is over though, I will regret ever saying that. :)  Today I decided to bring some Spring into my day with a butterfly card. The color combo at Color Throwdown and sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch! were perfect for it!

I know that sketch looks like it would be perfect for ornaments, and I will probably have to try that some day soon too!  I decided to turn the sketch sideways so my butterflies looked like they were flying, not falling. lol

I started by poking the butterfly trails with my Paper Piercer and Paper-Piercing Mat. I just free handed them. My customers hate when I do this.  They want a pattern for everything! lol  The smaller butterflies are from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and the big butterfly is Papillon Potpourri and the coordinating Elegant Butterfly Punch.  I can't wait to get my hands on the new little butterfly punch that will be in the Spring Catalog!  Once I had my butterflies down and sentiment stamped, it really bothered me that the right-hand side of the card was so empty, so I added the scored bored.  It feels like it balances it out a little better now. :)
Stamp Sets: God's Blessings, Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point
Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Paper-Piercing Tool and Mat, Simply Scored
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones


  1. What a great use of the colors and the sketch! Your card is so pretty! I'm so glad you could play along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  2. So fresh and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  3. Really pretty card Shana, love the butterfly trails! So glad you played along with us in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

  4. Fab take on the sketch! Love the butterfly trails and the embossed border :) Thanks for playing at CAS(E) this Sketch!