Saturday, 29 June 2013

Dotty Butterfly Birthday

This week's Make It Monday's Challenge #122 was to use your Copic markers to make polka dots - I coloured most of my butterfly in with lots of tiny dots, adding a few darker ones randomly here and there. I used the sketch challenge from Inkspirational's Challenge #26 for this card as well (I was one of their winners from last week's challenge so thank you to the girls who picked my card!).

And here's my fairly CAS card. Someone asked me last week how I get my mounts so close using the Framelit dies from Stampin' Up. Easy - I cut out the patterned paper using the die, glue it to the card I'm mounting on and cut round it with scissors, keeping roughly the same distance from the patterned paper all the way round. A bit fiddly but it gets the mounts to the size I want!


Stamps: Enjoy The Ride from Papertrey Ink

Papers: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Pretty Pastels Patterned Papers all from Papertrey Ink, Whisper White from Stampin' Up

Inks: Night of Navy from Stampin' Up, Copic Markers

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits from Stampin' Up, Doily Details Dies, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection, Beautiful Butterflies Dies all from Papertrey Ink, Gems from stash

And that's all from me for this post folks! Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love the layering of your pretty shapes and the dotty butterfly is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next week! Marina

  2. Thought it was all die cut! You rock! Beautiful shading on the butterfly.

  3. This is so pretty! I like the unique shape and all of the layering. Your butterfly turned out great! I especially like the extra little bling. Thanks for playing at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  4. You cut out that border by hand?? Wow! I'm impressed with your steady hand and patience... Lovely butterfly ;)

  5. What a lovely shape! The dotted butterfly is so cute! You did a great job cutting the border! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational.

  6. Beautiful butterfly!!! And I'm impressed by your steady hand! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational:)

  7. Vannessa, this is gorgeous! LOVE the monochrome blue and I adore that butterfly!!! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at Inkspirational! I hope you come back again soon! :) Mynn xx

  8. Such a pretty birthday card Vannessa, such a great colour scheme and the butterfly is gorgeous, I love that you made a shaped card too! So lovely to have you playing along with us again at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x