Sunday, April 10, 2016

Butterfly birthday for PPA and Fusion Challenges

Hi, Stampers!

My card today is for the PPA Color Challenge and the Fusion Challenge.  Here is my card:

Sorry, my picture is so dark.  It was a very dreary day in PA. today.  This was the best I could do.

Here is the banner for the PPA Challenge. Michelle Quinno chose a fantastically fresh color palette.

Pals Paper Arts PPA295

Here is the inspiration for the Fusion Challenge.  With this challenge, you may do the colors or the sketch or both.  I chose just the sketch for my card today.

This card has many layers.  I actually chose to mount the card onto the Crumb Cake Cardstock.  The measurements for all the layers are:

Crumb Cake - 5 1/2 x 4 3/8
Cucumber Crush - 8 3/8 x 5 3/8 (fold in half and burnish with a bone folder)
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4
Bermuda Bay DSP - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8

This is how I put the shaker together: I used the 5th and 6th die cuts in from the outside of the Oval Framelets Dies.  I also used the 5th die to cut a piece of window sheet acetate and a Whisper White piece.

I glued the Window Sheet oval to the Bermuda Bay ring.

I used the edges of a Dimensionals sheet to form the frame that will keep the shaker bits corralled. Make sure there are no gaps in your frame.  You will have shaker bits escaping.

I took sequins from the Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, punched circles from a Crumb Cake piece from March's Paper Pumpkin, and dyed beads from one of those packets that packages sometimes contain to keep it dry.

     (Tip: I cut open the white bag that says "Silica Gel, do not eat".  I put them in a mini cupcake wrapper and added a drop of Cucumber reinker.  I mixed it around a bit and let the beads dry.)    

I stamped the sentiment from the Birthday Blessings stamp set onto the white oval.

I flipped the Window Sheet over and added the shaker bits, peeled off the Dimensionals backing and put the Whisper White oval on top of them.  Wallah!  That's it.

I finished the card front by adding the Cucumber Crush flowered piece that was also from March's Paper Pumpkin.  I stamped and punched 3 butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set.  Finally, I made a bow out of the Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim.

Whew!  This card took awhile to assemble, but I think it was worth it.  What do you think?  Please leave me a comment below and subscribe to my blog.

Happy stamping!



  1. Robin, this is incredible!! Thank you so much for joining my color challenge and fo sharing this technique!

  2. Love your card with it's adorable shaker frame Robin. You brought the colors together beautifully.
    So happy you played at PPA with us the week.

  3. Great combination of challenges, Robin! I love the lace trim on this card - adds a wonderful element. You are good! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's Pals Paper Arts color challenge!

  4. Pretty! Great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!


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