Thursday, July 26, 2012

Bonus Butterflies

Hello everyone! I thought I'd bring you a little bonus post today. I try to schedule Monday, Wednesday & Friday but sometimes need to slip in an extra here and there for a challenge. But today...just a regular ole day and a bonus post :)

The other day I did enter the current challenge over at CAS-ual Friday with my "plan B" card. I created this card (2 versions) for that challenge, but when I went to look at all the entries I noticed someone had already entered a card that was VERY similar. I hate when that happens...but I rallied and made a different card to submit that even fit the ongoing challenge right here on this blog!
Butterfly #1

butterfly #2

I just love that butterfly punch from EK Success. It punches 3 layers and you just stack them together - the color combos are as endless as your imagination. Ya'll probably know how much I hate heat embossing but I wanted the sentiment to stand out so I masked off the "birthday" part of the stamp and stamped it in white then went over it with a puffy ink. To attach my twine (confetti pack) I simply used my quickie qlue pen.

I think it's okay that I couldn't submit these...the more I look at them the more I think they weren't challenge worthy anyway. I was way happy with them at the time, but now, well, as I look at them I think they aren't all that. Definitely going in the "needs rethinking" pile. The idea is great, it just needs a little better presentation.

Hope ya'll have a wonderful day!!


  1. Okay so I had to go back and figure out which card this was so similar to that you would not submit this one, as I remember seeing a ton of butterflies yesterday. And I saw the one that was just like this, what a trip! You two might be kindred spirits... just sayin'.

    The card I submitted is challenge worthy in person but that doesn't always translate in the photo. It looks awful in the photo! But I am taking it with me to my grandma's house today so all is not lost :)

  2. Guess it would have been helpful had I mentioned entry #116 by name, lol. Sorry! Had I posted my card at the time it was ready I would have been not only were we thinking alike, but doing it at practically the same time too!