Monday 22 April 2013

Fluttering By for a CAS(E) of Fusion!

I had a little free time this week to play along with a couple of challenges, CAS(E) this Sketch! #24:

and the inspiration photo from Fusion Card Challenge #3:  love all those black & white flourishes.
I thought I'd try and use up some of my washi tape for some bold stripes, and the zig-zag line on the sketch seemed to call for hand embroidery.
I started out embossing the card base with one of Lil'Inker Designs' Stitched Mats. Some of the flourishes from the Paper Smooches stamp set "Flap Happy" were used to guide the stitched flight path of the butterfly. The solid back-side of the butterfly stamp was used to colour in the die-cut butterfly, then I turned the stamp right-side up to stamp the outline.  The butterfly is attached to the card only along its spine.

This was a super-quick card to make--even the stitching was easy with the holes pre-punched.

Happy crafting,

Supplies used:
Washi tape: Close to My Heart, American Crafts, other.
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Cotton Candy (CTMH)
Paper Smooches' Flap Happy  stamp set and Butterfly #1 die.
Lil'Inker Designs' Stitched Mats-Rectangles
DMC embroidery floss
Piercing tools Z1114 (CTMH)


  1. LOVE, LOVE your washi & embroidered butterfly trail Caroline - FAB card!
    So glad you joined in the fun at FUSION - hope to see you again soon :)

  2. Love this card! Hand embroidery--very cool--I love the curvy path that the butterfly took. Very creative interpretation of this sketch. You rocked it!
    :) Marie

  3. Love your fun take on the inspiration over at Fusion! Such a cute card! Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

  4. Great combination of these challenges. I love that your vertical elements are not all perfectly straight - gives this card a fun feel! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  5. Fantastic. I love the off kilter stripes - perfect backdrop for the fun butterfly. And the stitching is so fun and unique! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!

  6. Oh my goodness. You totally rocked this sketch. I hope you win!

  7. Love the washi tape and the pretty butterfly - Thanks for joining us this week at Fusion! :)

  8. Such a great design for both challenges, love this :)

  9. Oh. My. Goodness. This is pure goodness from top to bottom to stiching to fluttering. Love, love, LOVE it!!

  10. Fun fun fun... what a sweet light hearted card :-)

  11. Beautiful! I love this design!


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