Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches - Pink Butterfly

Top Dog Dies
I know you love crafting, and I know you love playing challenges - I guess if you didn't then you wouldn't be visiting me here today!  Well good news!  Top Dog Dies is helping celebrate the 200th birthday of Freshly Made Sketches!

Here's the sketch - looks easy enough right?   Link up a design and you just might win a prize from Top Dog Dies.  Who wouldn't welcome a few more of those to their stash?    I love adding to my collection and Top Dog Dies has added so many great sets to the shop.  You have to check out the new Cupcake, Balloons, and Cake Dies sets just to name a few.
There's lots of prizes up for grabs - just look at this list of sponsors!!

I wanted to keep mine clean and simple (yep!  a totally flat card from me today on card stock no less!   LOL) so I cut the Butterfly die from white card stock and then used the Dotted Border set to make the fancy edge. 
Because the Buttterfly die is so fancy I wanted to keep the other elements fancy too - hence the double dotted border and the fancy script sentiment from Waltzingmouse "Big Day Essentials".

I inlaid the butterfly die and matted it on slightly darker pink card stock so that it would peek through the die cut windows.  The only white pieces I reinserted were the ones around the antennae.   If you wanted to make this a little fancier a second butterfly attached only at the center with the wings loose would be nice too. 
I hope you find some time to play and I can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!   Join me at Freshly Made Sketches!!  










Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies:  Top Dog Dies Butterfly and Dotted Borders
Stamp:  Waltzingmouse Big Day Essentials

13 comments:

Millie said...

Simply Beautiful!! I absolutely love the butterfly die!
Have a blessed day,
Millie
Crafting With Creative M

Desire Fourie said...

So beautifully elegant with the butterflies.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sue McRae said...

This is a beauty Jeanne! Love all the girly pink!

Lisa said...

This is so pretty Jeanne! Love the big butterfly, sweet layered scallops and the font on the sentiment. Shucks, I love it all!!!

artful-notions said...

A beauty in pink! Love the scallops, and that gorgeous WM sentiment!

Linda Callahan said...

that big butterfly is fabulous and steaks the show! Love your sweet scalloped edges thought too! Thanks for helping us celebrate 200 at Freshly Made Sketches!

Suchi said...

Wow!! Beautiful card...the butterfly looks sooo lovely! :)
Congrats on the 200th of FMS and I am surely loving this generous celebration!! :)
Suchi xx

cm said...

I'm swooning over your stunning, intricate butterfly, staring on the stage created by your pretty scalloped-edge papers. The sentiment...oh my! Lovely font! Fabulous take on the FMS sketch!
Hugs~c

Jen Timko said...

This is simply beautiful! That butterfly is really stunning. Thanks for joining our celebration at FMS!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous inlayed butterfly! The two toned scalloped edge is so pretty too!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card! I love that butterfly and that sweet scalloped border. The pinks all look so nice together! Thank you for celebrating our 200th Sketch with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is such a beautiful card, Jeanne, I love that gorgeous butterfly! I saw your card over at Freshly Made Sketches - such a fun celebration going on over there - it's the first time I've joined one of their challenges. Great job with the sketch - thanks for the inspiration! I would also like to thank Top Dog Dies for their sponsorship at FMS! It's an awesome prize!

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful! I love the colors of the butterfly, the scalloped edges and the elegant sentiment. Thanks so much for joining our 200th challenge celebration at Freshly Made Sketches!