Saturday 16 April 2016

GDP31 and SIP43

When the current catalogue's in-colours arrived, the combination I gravitated towards was Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe. The other two colours, I largely left alone. Recently, I've come to a new appreciation of them and in particular, I like them with Basic Gray. This combination came to mind when I saw The Global Design Project nature challenge this week.

I've paired that up with the sketch at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

I used diluted Delightful Dijon ink to colour the butterfly, deeper at the centre, and giving it a touch of Watermelon Wonder on the edges. Then I gave it a good coat of Crystal Effects to add some depth and shine. He's lifted up on a dimensional and has a Delightful Dijon shadow underneath.

The sentiment is clear embossed onto Basic Gray and the matching "Happiest of Birthdays" is on the inside.

Update: Delighted to be a winner at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

Card: Delightful Dijon, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Cucumber Crush
Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Papillon Potpourri, Hardwood, Birthday Blooms
Inks: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Black Stazon, Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Other: Watermelon Wonder Stamp'n'write marker, Clear embossing powder, Crystal Effects, Pearls, dimensional, Elegant Butterfly punch, paintbrush.


  1. Gorgeous card Jan!! I love the butterfly in those colors and the crystal effects was a perfect way to make it pop out! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

  2. Jan, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love that shiny butterfly that you coated with crystal effects! It looks so realistic! I am also loving the color combination. I would never have thought of paring the basic gray with Cucumber Crush and Delightful Dijon but it really works well! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

  3. Jan, I love the clean sharp lines on this lovely card. Fantastic details on the Butterfly too. The Basic Grey just ties everything together beautifully. Your colour choices are lovely! Thank you for playing at Global Design Project with us this week.

  4. Love the simple elegance of this card Jan an I am a butterfly girl. Your butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

  5. Beautiful! I love the way you've positioned these leaves in the top, right corner of the card. Love it! Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Global Design Project Nature Theme Challenge.