My card today was inspired by Scrapbook Boutique‘s June Challenge, Sketch#80 from CTS! and Waffle Flower’s June/July Challenge. Aren’t those butterflies poised to perfection on those gorgeously iced cupcakes?
I loved the blue, white, silver and subtle use of glitter in the inspiration photo, while the butterflies made me think of bows.
I incorporated some subtle sparkle in my bows, using some Crystal Effects, to which I sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter, while it was still wet. I like how they turned out! Not sure the photo really does them justice.
I also enjoyed including some embossing, vellum, bling and heat-embossed silver ink to give it a sense of occasion. More layers than usual for me!
The sparkly star background was a late addition. While I am usually very CAS, the stars kept looking at me from Waffle Flower’s gorgeous Bowtiful stamp-set, so I relented, and used them to make a background. I love the fun and movement they bring to the card!
Thanks for visiting!
Cardstock: Whisper White & Basic Gray (Stampin’ Up!); Vellum
Ink: Versamark (Tsukineko); Stazon Black (Tsukineko); Silver Embossing Powder (Starfish Lane); Bashful Blue (Stampin’ Up!); Silver (Colourbox Pigment Stamp Pad)
Stampset: Bowtiful (Waffle Flower); Bowtiful Die (Waffle Flower)
Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories: Big Shot & Textured Impressions Stripes Embossing Folder (Stampin’ Up!)
Adhesive: Dimensionals (Stampin’ Up!)
Embellishments: Rhinestones (Stampin’ Up!); Baker’s Twine (Primio – American Crafts); Crystal Effects; Dazzlin’ Diamonds Glitter (Stampin’ Up!)