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Monday, May 5, 2014

Stampin' Up! Australia - Color Coach Card #40 - Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri

Island Indigo #2

Today's card is brought to you by the Colour Challenge at Less is More this week (to use 3 colours), and my Color Coach! Island Indigo, Pool Party & Calypso Coral are the suggested colours. They look lovely and fresh together I thought so a CAS card was the way to go. 

The Colour Challenge at Less is More this week is to use 3 colours together so these are the ones I am using. 

PS - can anyone who photographs white cards often tell my why my cards 
seem to throw a 'yellow' tinge??? It is driving me crazy!

Anyway, a bit about the card. I used Papillon Potpourri and inked the butterfly in Pool Party. I then got my Island Indigo marker and drew vertical lines on every second linear pattern. I did this six times and punched out my butterflies. 

I also punched the same shape three times from some vellum card stock. I layered the butterflies to make them a bit 3D. The vellum layer is in the middle of the Pool Party/Island Indigo layers. 

I stamped the antennae onto the card in Calypso Coral and stamped the sentiment. My butterflies were adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

I really like how this card came together....the butterflies were a bit of an accident...I was trying to draw a chequered pattern with the two tones and my marker slipped to make a vertical line....I stamped it to see how it would look and it looked COOL! :)

I love those happy accidents. :)

Alison xx

Materials used:
Stamps - A Dozen Thoughts, Papillon Potpourri 
Ink - Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Island Indigo Marker
Cardstock - Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories - Rhinestone Jewels
Tools - Elegant Butterfly Punch


  1. Alison what a clean and effective colourscheme!
    Thank you for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    LIM Designer

  2. Love, love, love the butterflies and colour combo! Cheers Donna Z :)

  3. This looks simply terrific Alison!
    I try to alter the colour of my pics in Picasa, not always successfully but they look a lot better than the original picture when I've finished!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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