Sunday 1 March 2015

Cas-ology Mini

I've looked at the wonderful galleries at Cas-ology, but have never played there before. While I like a clean and simple card, the cards at Cas-ology are really minimal. Often intimidatingly minimal! And really beautiful.

But today, things aligned. While trawling through the craft aisle at The Warehouse, I found a roll of burlap ribbon reduced to clear at $1.97! That ribbon, plus the cue card at Cas-ology gave me an idea for a very clean and simple card.

I often use butterflies and layer them but usually, I use the larger one. Today, I went for the mini butterfly and I hope there are not too many layers cluttering this card! I used a very slightly textured white card that I hadn't used before, Trophe board and it has given a lovely finish, almost like a fine linen.

Update: Delighted to get an Honourable Mention at CASology!

Card: White Trophe board, scraps of Crushed Curry and Calypso Coral for the butterfly.
Stamps: SU Papillon Potpourri, Clearly Besotted Good Times
Ink: Stazon Black, Calypso Coral to sponge the butterfly
Other: Burlap ribbon, black mini-brad, Stitched Rectangle die (SSS), dimensionals to lift the stitched panel, black marker to colour the edge of the small square.


  1. Hey Jan!!! THIS IS AMAZING!! You did a great job on this card. That butterfly is amazing. Adding that burlap was super creative. Nicely done. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASology.

  2. Nope - not too many layers at all. In fact, you've knocked this challenge out of the park with your gorgeous butterfly! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  3. What a gorgeous card, Jan! Love the way you placed your butterfly on burlap. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology. Hugs, May

  4. LOVE this - that burlap square with that gorgeous butterfly on top is out of this world cool!!! This is an awesome card - so CAS and beautiful!!! Well done - you should be very pleased with this!!!
    Taunya Butler