30 April 2022

Small and few and Spring

What a challenge over at AAA cards. I think subconsciously I have over the years been buying bigger and bigger stamps as it is easier to make an effective card easier when it's large and bold but I really liked the designers inspirational cards and a challenge should be challenging so have been churning ideas over in my head for awhile for it, when a distant memory came back about a teeny weeny stinkingly cute butterfly set from Pretty Pink Posh I used to own. Finding the wee stamp set was the biggest challenge. It is tiny 2" x 3" but it was found in my drawer with wee Gorguss gal stamps.

In hindsight I have the small and few (tick) and Spring colours (tick) BUT I didn't really get the CAS right as I ended up making a slim notecard as I felt that was more balanced but I really like the card so sharing it anyhow. The tiniest butterfly and matching die is so stinking cute. It's a shame the 3rd butterfly in the stamp set from PPP didn't face the other direction so I had to use another old set that hasn't seen ink for a long time from Lawn Fawn with it's wee bird. Anyhow it's great to have a play with some stuff I haven't inked up in over 5 years.
My top panel is 3 x 6" and I made a mask with Gina K masking magic to do my blending. I made a stencil with a really old die I have from Simon Says Stamp called Tri Square. I used Copics to colour in my wee butterflies and bird as that was the quickest.

Stamps and matching dies: Blissful Butterflies (Pretty Pink Posh), Gleeful Gardens (Lawn Fawn)
Black inks: Memento Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Distress inks: Dried Marigold, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron
Paper: Strathmore Bristol Smooth, X-press It blending card stock, Mango Melody (SU!)
Bluebird B00/02/05 and Y35/38
Red butterfly R81/83/85 and E35/99
Mauve butterfly RV23/25/29; YR20/61/02, and YR 21/23
Other: White Signo gel pen, dimensionals, Gina K Masking Magic, blending brushes, Tri Square die (Simon Says Stamp)

✿ Karen ✿


  1. Lovely card - I like the butterflies (worth finding the set) and your colour palette. It's not quite CAS as you say, but thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.


  2. What a delightful card! Love the tiny critters that you chose for the card and also the colors. Bright and beautiful. Thank you for joining us at AAA cards. Hugs ~ Ishani


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