Saturday 22 June 2013

Happy Birthday Jen!

Today is Jen's birthday and therefore this week's Less is More challenge is to make a birthday card she would like

What to put on my card was easy - it had to feature butterflies - and that made me think of the sketch this week at CASe this sketch which had 3 little elements that would suit 3 little butterflies  I also LOVED this week's colours in the Play Date Cafe so decided to throw those into the mix too and this is the resulting card - hope you like it Jen and are having a fabulous time in Istanbul.

I started with the small butterfly die from clearly besotted and die cut 9 from a pale orange card.  I inked each with spiced marmalade distress ink to warm up the colour to match the colour scheme.  On 3 of the butterflies I stamped one of the butterflies from CB's butterfly additions in potters clay ink.   I folded those 3 in half, plus 3 of the others and then layered them up to give me 3 dimensional butterflies using lawn fawns lawn trimmings between the layers to make antennae.  I mounted them onto a lime green panel embossed with my new SU folder and mounted that onto some teal washi tape torn to give a rough edge.  The sentiment is from CB's Spring Blooms stamped in teal zeal.

As I mostly used Clearly Besotted products on this card, I'll also make this a last minute entry to their first challenge - which is anything goes - and you still have just over a day to play along if you fancy


  1. This is super... really vibrant Tara!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Love the zesty colours and FAB combo of challenges! Hugs Bev x

  3. Hola Tara, very bright and vibrant colours, perfect CAS card, i like!!!
    A warm hug frm Palma

  4. A gorgeous, bright and happy card Tara! :)
    Lizy xx

  5. Great card Tara, love the bright colours

    Thanks so much for joining us for the first CBS Challenge,
    Michelle xx

  6. Love the washi tape background and the bright colors!

  7. Cute card, love the flying butterflies!

    Chris L.

  8. Smashing card and fabulous colours


  9. What fabulous colours Tara and I love that lovely bit of texture behind the butterflies! Vicky x

  10. Super cute card, love the colours

  11. Lovely and cheerful Tara. Paula xxx

  12. Great job combining challenges! I love your touch of embossing.

  13. I love what you did with the butterflies! Incredible card. Thank you so much for taking part, I really appreciate it :) x

  14. amazing! love all the dimension and textures you included. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  15. fab card
    thank you so much for the birthday wishes.
    "Less Is More"

  16. What a fun card and perfect for this week's color story! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!


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