Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Graphic Surprise

Last night, I sat down to work on Dawn McVey's current color challenge. I broke a new Martha Stewart butterfly punch out of it's packaging and went to test punch it on a subscription card that had fallen out of one of the kidlet's "My Big Backyard" magazines. When the butterflies popped out of the punch and landed on my table, I stared at them. When I realized they were holding my attention far longer than a test punch should, I knew that awesome butterfly had to make it onto a card!

I just loved how graphic it was! I punched two more from the same card (that would have ended up in the recycling bin), folded them, and glued their centers down onto black cs, allowing their wings to be raised up off the card.

The sentiment is from that juicy Damask Designs set by Dawn McVey for PTI. It arrived on my doorstep at the end of last week. I just love the font used! I'm looking forward to getting the rest of the set inky.....very soon!! :> Now back to that color challenge I was thinking about!

Stamps: Damask Designs - PTI
Cardstock: True Black, Pure Poppy, Stampers Select White - PTI
Ink: Craft White - SU!
Ribbon: Pure Poppy Satin - PTI
Punch: Classic Butterfly - Martha Stewart
Other: subscription card from kidlet's magazine


  1. Just gorgeous Karen. Love the butterflies.


  2. love when great things happen by accident. turned of very cute!

  3. hey, way cool!! I love happy discoveries! yours looks fab

  4. How elegant, Karen! I love it! The sentiment looks so well stamped: crisp and great contrast!

  5. It is so simple and elegant. Just beautiful!

  6. That bow could not be more perfect!

  7. What a fantastic card Karen! Thanks for sharing.-Erica

  8. Yay! Junk mail turned AWESOME! Nicely done. DOn't you love the MS butterflies? THey are all so cute!

  9. Your card is so adorable! You tied the ribbon so elegantly. Have fun with your Damask Designs set - it's one of my favorites!

  10. Isn't it great when things turn out this way by accident?
    Your card is so striking and elegant. And I have got to order some of the PTI sentiments, they really are great,
    Stunning work Karen,
    Love Sarita xx

  11. Fabulous colors and I love the patterned paper for the butterflies.


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