Thursday, 2 July 2015

Pals Paper Arts Weekly Challenge

This week the challenge is to use Night of Navy, Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  I found a card on Pinterest by Joy Taylor and used this as my inspiration.

Here is my interpretation and design.

I used Gorgeous Grunge stamp set throughout, one of my all time favourites.  I stamped the background in Watermelon Wonder.  I then made a velum coin envelope and placed some white cotton thread in a messy bundle on top secured with a glue dot.

I then heat embossed with white embossing powder using different stamps onto all the card.  I used a 1" circle punch and 1/2" width in the Watermelon Wonder and the Night of Navy.  I first punch using a Elegant butterfly but felt I needed a larger one so I used my Basic Shapes Sizzix die instead.  

Here is the card embossed with the shapes cut out to see more of how I achieved this look. 

I used a Dienamics die around the "happy birthday" raised this on foam dots and added rhinestones on either side and one on the butterfly.  Both the circle and butterfly were also raised on foam dots.

Love it.  

Why not head over to Pals a Paper Arts and check out other designs.  Simply click here 

Hope today is good for you, now I'm off to watch Wimbeldon x

Take care of you.

Pauline x


  1. I love Gorgeous Grunge too! Pretty card! So glad you shared it at PPA!

    1. Hi . Thanks for your comment. I have added a new picture for you to see what the embossed card looked like after I had cut the shapes. Lucky I am a scrapaholic and still had them 😂😂😋

  2. Gorgeous card with a lot of detail. Love grunge when used as a backdrop this way. You mentioned stamping onto the card and embossing with white emboss powder. I wish I could see that extra detail. The vellum coin envelope is a great idea. There is so much I love about this card, that I am off to pin it myself. Thanks for sharing with the PPA this week!

  3. Oooh, I love the spatters of color on the butterfly and background!

  4. Such a pretty card, Pauline! Love all your sweet details and the use of Gorgeus Grunge!