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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Freshly Made Kitty With Butterflies

I have used Close to My Heart's Pacifica in paper packs with dark colors, but this is the first time I have used it by itself with White Daisy.  Talk about crisp!  This card was supposed to be black and white with pops of blue, but I liked Pacifica with white so much that black became the pop color. 

I have gotten so used to custom coloring my embellishments and so comfortable with coloring Color Ready Seam Binding that I automatically reached for my ink pad and began to color the Waxy Flax.  What a mess!  Then it hit me:  It's WAXY Flax.  There is no way a water based ink is going to take.  On the other hand, an alcohol marker worked just fine. The butterflies are popped up with the tiniest pieces of foam tape that I have ever cut. The embossing folder is a new one for me and I found I preferred the flipside for this card.  Here is the inside of the card:

This card was based on this week's Freshly Made Sketch by the talented Allisa Chilton which was designed to be clean and simple or dressed up.  My card ended up being somewhere in between.

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Pacifica, White Daisy and Black cardstock
Ink:  Black and Pacifica plus a Pacifica alcohol marker
Stamps:  Delight (retired), Eclectic Edges (retired), Card Chatter - Birthday, Pretty Kitty by Paper Inspirations
Embellishments:  Black Sparkles, Black Button (to be retired), Colonial White Waxy Flax (sold out)
Other:  Moroccan Screen embossing folder by Cuddlebug


  1. This is just gorgeous. I luv the putty cat

  2. Your card is so crisp! That is one cool cat!

  3. Great card! Your choices of texturing and embellishments were perfect for this elegant cat! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. Fun card, love the popped up butterflies! The inside is great too! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!