Sunday, 14 August 2016

Lace butterfly

the theme this week at AAA cards Challenge is : blending.

I chose ink blending and I used Distress inks (wilted violet, riper persimmon, spiced marmalade and mustard seed).
I applied the colors with  my mini ink blending tools.
I covered a piece of cardstcok the size of a card with the colors. I wasn't sure yet, which bit would be my favourite, and which die I wanted to use.

I chose the Wild rose studio die lace butterfly and diecut both the wings and the body in one pass.

Now there's plenty of my ink blended panel left to make another :-D always great lol.

I like how the wilted violet and ripe persimmon made a darker purple and the wilted violet and mustard seed gave me a greyish color, no mud.

The sentiment is from Impression Obsession and I stamped it with Versafine black onyx.

I smugded the paper as the stamp is mounted rubber and it's thicker and I didn't think of it, so I covered the smudges up with three dots or enamel accents from Ranger and one on the other side to even it out.  I only got purple pinks blue and green, no orange and yellow, but I th
ought it need more purple anyway ;-)

For more information on the AAA cards challenge, see this


  1. Beautiful card, love the colours you used and the die cut butterfly. Lucky someone invented those clever little ink splot covers, they comes in so handy.

  2. Beautiful blended ink butterfly really pops against the white card. And I agree the added purple enamel dots finshes off your card a treat. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Your blending is outstanding and cutting with this die really looks fabulous for a CAS card. Thanks for joining AAA

  4. Wow! your colors turned out so pretty!! I love how you've die cut a shape out with it too! :)

  5. Great way to keep ink blending CAS. Makes the butterfly really pop!

  6. Great way to keep ink blending CAS. Makes the butterfly really pop!

  7. Beautiful butterfly, thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!