Saturday, 8 September 2018

…let us not ask where it leads

Sharing a quick and simple card I made using stamps from a set by Unity Stamp Company called Let Adventure.

A colleague is leaving at work and I thought the symbolism of the butterfly and the sentiment made for a good farewell card as she is embarking on a new role with more responsibility at another organisation.  I’ve followed the sketch over at AAA Cards for this, I stamped the circle element last after embossing and masking the butterfly.  I guess I could have just swapped out the circle element for the butterfly but I also wanted to play at CAS Colours &Sketches and layering up my stamping helped me get the colours in.  I stamped in Night of Navy and an Altenew purple as my Gorgeous Grape stampin’ pad is still in the mail.  To add my final colour of Crushed Curry I matted my watercolour paper on a piece of Stampin' Up! cardstock in Crushed Curry.

Over at Little Red Wagon they’re asking you to get back to basics, which I’ve done by keeping this very basic.  If I hadn’t done my matting I could have done this up as a one-layer card as I’ve just layered my stamping with no other layers.  Have to say I am yet to do this, I still love the weight of the extra layers, it’s one of the things I find most satisfying about handmade cards.  That and the thin colour border is always a simple way to add a touch of elegance to a card.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Super Fine Detail Clear
Inks & Paints etc
Altenew Crisp Dye Ink ~ Deep Iris
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Night of Navy
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bellbird Paperarts ~ Cotton Watercolour Paper
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Crushed Curry

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful and so fitting for a co-worker moving on. Thanks for joining the one layer CAS challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

  2. Wonderful CAS style; great job with the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  3. Stunning! Love the purples obviously, but the whole look is just appealing. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Simply stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  5. I really like the way you've used a grungy style but still made it look clean. Spectacular!

  6. Such a beautiful and creative take on the sketch! Love it! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa


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