Sunday, May 21, 2017

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May 21, 2017

It's Sunday and time for new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

Our wonderful Nance is the hostess this week at The Paper Players.  She wants us to create a Clean and Simple card using butterflies.  Butterflies are so beautiful and unique.  We can't wait to see what you create.  Remember a Clean and Simple card should have minimal layers and embellishments with an open design. Sunday Stamps has a beautiful color challenge this week and I knew it would work perfectly for what I wanted to create.  Please use a minimum of 3 of the colors in your creations.  I love when I can combine these two challenges.  

My card is created on a white card base.  The background is cut with the MFT Blueprints 20 die set using the new Lemon Lime Twist cardstock  by Stampin' Up!  I just love this color.  I know I am supposed to have minimal layers, so I hope Nance will forgive me.  It just made my watercolored background pop.  The top layer is created on watercolor paper.  I cut it out using the same die set.  I used three Distress inks by Tim Holtz for the watercolored background:  Twisted CitronSalty Ocean and Tumbled Glass. I watered down some of the inks to make the splatters.  The butterflies were created using a retired Stampin' Up! set: Best of Butterflies.  I stamped them in Versa Mark and heat embossed them with white powder.  The butterfly punch by Stampin' Up! was used to cut them out.  I folded them in the center and adhered them with Glossy Accents to my card to give them dimension.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added for shine.  The sentiment is stamped in Memento black ink. 

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
   All stamping products are welcome.  

Teresa Kline

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday June 2nd @ 6pm EST. 

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I always love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful week! 



  1. Claire, I just adore this card! I love everything about it--your color choices, the watercolored background and the vellum butterflies are so ethereal. It's absolutely stunning and perfectly CAS even with the layers!! Thanks for rockin' my challenge, my friend!

  2. Claire this is a clever combine of the color combo and the butterfly wooowww in vellum looks so adorable
    Love love love Great inspiration always teamie
    see you soon on my DT csrd my friend always currious what my DT friend tell about my card

  3. Claire your card is so, so pretty! I love those delicate embossed butterflies and their detail is highlighted by that wonderful watercolour washed background. A wonderful butterfly card, my friend!

  4. Amazing and beautiful simply lovely paired with your soft sweet butterflies!

  5. Awesome background Claire! Perfect for your delicate pretty!

    Have a great week!

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  7. Oh, those intricate and airy butterflies, they are absolutely gorgeous, Claire! Love that awesome background too, amazing colors.

  8. Claire, I love those gorgeous butterflies and they perfect with your green and blue watercolor background. Stunning

  9. Claire, this is beautiful! I really love your watercolor wash background, so fluid. The delicate butterflies are so pretty, too!

  10. Love these colours together! And your butterflies are SO pretty!!


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