Just Add Ink #185 -

Hi Everyone,

I'm really in a rush at the moment, heaps to do.  My Husband is flying in at 5.25am tomorrow morning (Wednesday), and here I am finishing a card (instead of cleaning)  LOL!  I've actually been playing around lately with some window cutouts in my designs and will have a few more to share this week.

Today I wanted to play in the Colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week.  Here they are, actually they are some of my favourite colours combined here.

I've made an Easel card.  That is no surprise as I often make them.  However this one isn't any ordinary Easel card.  I think this one may just be about the most unique and fun Easel I have ever made.  It's a Suspended Butterfly Easel card.  Have a look here and tell me what you think.


Of course the feature is definitely the Papillon Potpourri butterflies I've used.  Some are doubled together with fine elastic running down the middle of them (or you could use a nylon thread for a bit more invisability).  These little butterflies actually spin and turn with every move of this card hanging down in the Window cutout made with the Deco Label Framelits.  They are definately my favourite framelits at the moment.

I've also used the Secret garden bundle, Artisan Label for the greeting and Fancy Fan embossing folder.

Here is a side on view to give you a better idea of how this is assembled.

And from the other side



Have a closer look at my butterflies.


And finally the base of the card here

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I think anyone would be delighted to receive this card.  My daughters have both been suitably impressed, and they are usually very critical.  Super hard to get their nod of approval.

I am quite pleased with myself here.  Hope you like it too.






Have a great day.



Comments

  1. Carolyn - this is fabulous! Love how you've created these suspended butterflies, they look like they're dancing! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Narelle. I really love this card. A friend only just saw this on FB and asked how much I would charge to make 5 for her.

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  2. Oh my that is a truly stunning effect Carolyn! This has got to be fiddly to do but you did a fantastic job. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

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    1. Thanks very much, Kim. Actually been playing with a few different window styles and once I got the bug and this idea formed, I had to follow through. I really love it.

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  3. Now that's a real "WOW" easel Carolyn..it's so detailed and very pretty! Thanks as always for joining us at JAI. xxx

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  4. So clever Carolyn. Good to see you have your priorities right. Cards first, cleaning later. hehe.Vx

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    1. Thanks very much, Vicki. Yeah got my priorities right, but then up last night tidying till 1am because of it and early start for Airport. 3hrs sleep, not smart I'm shattered. Gotta have a lie down now.

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  5. I agree with Vicki, and practice it too. LOL
    I'll repeat it here again.... this is a stunner and so many possibilities. Can't wait to see all the others you will be creating, no doubt.
    Louise

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  6. What a fun card, Carolyn; just lovely! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  7. Oh wow! What an awesome card! I think you should be pleased with yourself too! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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  8. Wow - this is stunning Carolyn. I love how the butterflies look transparent. Chantell JAI

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  9. WOW oh WOW Carolyn!! If this isn't the winner, or at least a Top pick then, well... can i just say it's totally amazing!! super effort and fabbo card idea!
    Smiles Sharnee :)

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    1. Thanks so much Sharnee, I think so too, LOl!

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