Tuesday, April 17, 2012


When I last digiscrapped, I was really getting into the whole white space/element cluster style pages.  I had never done a card like that before, so I really wanted to try it (plus I needed some girlie colors in my life for today!)

The butterfly I used here was part of a pack of four spring-loaded clips that I had purchased at Michael's from their Easter/Spring display (I *believe* they were a dollar).  I brought the clips home and used my hubby's tin snips to separate each clip into two butterflies of each color.  This particular butterfly was a mustardy yellow tone to which I applied paint and Rock Candy.  The Rock Candy didn't work quite like I had hoped, because it was hard to get a "thick" coat.  But it left a nice shiny surface.

Materials Used:
  • Kraft, black, cream, green Card stock
  • Patterned paper from Authentique Uncommon paper pack and My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Portobello Road paper pack
  • Acryllic paints: white metallic, parchment
  • Metal butterfly (see note above)
  • Distress crackle paint: clear rock candy
  • EK Success paper punch: Retro flower
  • The Paper Studio paper punch: leaf
  • Kaiserscrapbook wood flourish
  • Distress Stain: Picket Fence
  • Pearl brads (unsure, but believe they are from Spare Parts by The Paper Studio)
  • Viva Pearl Paint Pen: cream
  • Random Adhesives
TotallyPaperCrafts: Things with Wings

The Shabby Tea Room: 
(I went a bit heavy with the "neutrals portion for this card)


  1. So CAS yet beautiful ... thanks for sharing your work with us this week in the Tea Room :)

  2. Love the layout of your card! So beautiful, especially your butterfly
    Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR this week:)

  3. Smart use of the tin flower. I was wondering what kind of die you had used. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts this week. Linda

  4. This is gorgeous Sara. I love how you pulled it all together and the butterfly really stands out. Such creativity. Gloria

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