Wednesday 23 September 2015

Cas-ology 165 SIP15

I do most of my crafting at the weekend and this weekend, we're going away to Wellington to WOW - The  World of Wearable Arts - so I didn't expect to make any cards this week. A couple of things happened to change this. One is the weather. Despite it technically being spring, and daylight saving starting this weekend, the weather is foul. Which meant I was not inclined to anything outdoors this afternoon. The second was being inspired by the challenge at Cas-ology, which I'd seen this morning.

By the time I got home from work, I was itching to get into my craft space. I had the plan clear but not the colours when I remembered the new colour challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper, which had appealed to me.

Since I don't have any Daffodil Delight, I had to use the closest match: So Saffron.

The butterfly started out black stamped onto yellow but he was upgraded to a new model using black embossing powder on yellow which gave him just that much more zing. I like that the curves of the font echo the circles in the focal point.

I was very pleased with this little glimpse of summer when all I can see outside is rain and grey skies!

Update: So pleased that this card was a winner at Stamp, Ink, Paper 
and got an Honourable Mention at Cas-ology.
Card: Whisper White, So Saffron
Stamps: SU Papillon Potpourri, Clearly Besotted Say it in Style and Leafy Accents.
Ink: Pool Party, So Saffron, Black, versamark
Other: MFT Circle Stitch Dot die, Circle framelit, Bitty Butterfly punch, Black embossing powder, black rhinestones, dimensionals, sponges, black marker pen to colour cut edges.


  1. I love you card! Really cute design, and the colours really pop!

  2. Hi Jan, love the simplicity of your card with all the white space. Really makes your circular window pop. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  3. Oh how lovely this card is! That little bit of blue, yellow and black against the white backdrop is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our color challenge this week!

  4. Love that die and how you've created a 'window' for us to peek through! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Jan!

  5. Clean, crisp and fabulous, Jan! Love it!

  6. Ohhh! So pretty! I really like this a a lot!

  7. This is so pretty~I love the colors behind your butterfly!

  8. Jan, that little scene in that sweet circle framed by little circles is so SWEET! So much interest in such a little space...and the sentiment curves also go perfectly with the theme! Thanks for joining in the fun at CASology!

  9. You are definitely extremely clever with the clean and simple layout. Butterflies are my favorite and your card is beautiful. Thank you for playing with us down at the SIP challenge this week.

  10. Isn't it wonderful to have Daylight Savings back again!!! This week the weather has been gorgeous and its been fabulous being outside after dinner playing with the kids or gardening. How was the WOW??? Have never been but heard its an incredible show. Just wanted to tell you how much I love your card and I'm so glad it got an HM at CASology, was well deserved!!!