Wednesday, April 12, 2017

STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party~Week 2


I'm back joining Shery and her STAMPlorations team as a guest designer for Week 2 of the fabulous 
STAMPlorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop & Linky Party

The event launched last Wednesday and in case you want to catch up, you can do so here. Extra posts take place today and on the following 2 Wednesdays. We will be showcasing spring-themed projects (cards, ATCs, tags, postcards, etc.) that have wings (birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc.).

Of course, this is an 'interactive' challenge that involves prizes, so be sure to read the details on the poster below and check out the STAMPlorations main blog.  You for sure want to play along!

Inspiration for my cards today came from STAMPlorations April Theme and Sketch Challenge

My Vignette Trendy Feathers form the patterned background. Afterwards, I embossed the smallest of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies to create the 'frame' element (hard to see in the photos, but definitely visible in real life).  A butterfly from Flutter Zen 1 Layering Die, inked with a combination of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink Wilted Violet (the oxides are cool and yes, the colours do vary from their DI cousins...) joined the scene.... 

Made a second....

Please head over to the STAMPlorations site to see awesome inspiration from the rest of the team. 

Things with Wings....that's all you need!  
See you in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

House of Cards~Feather Images and/or Colours

STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge

Thank you for dropping by; your visit brings me joy!


  1. love the pastel colors and the feather background

  2. Great idea to combine feathers and butterflies for a "wings and things" event. The feathered background is so delicate it make the perfect background for your lacy butterfly. TFS.

  3. Such a pretty card, Carol. That butterfly makes me swoon! :) Hugs!

  4. Oh, what a beautiful soft and feminine look you've created with the pastel feathers, Carol!!!! And the delicate butterfly ...simply stunning, my friend!!!!! And the sentiment is so sweet - I LOVE it!!!! Such a pretty card!!!!

  5. Oh that subtle background!!!! It is awesome!!! The delicate butterfly die looks wonderful!!! :)
    Suchi xx

  6. Pretty card - love the color of the butterfly against the soft background:)

  7. Such a pretty card :) The background and the bright butterfly are a perfect fit!

  8. Delicate and so pretty, Carol ... in both versions ... the bold colour of the butterfly is fabulous against the subtle feathery background! Hugs, Anita :)

  9. Your cards are just beautiful Carol! I love the soft feather background, the double stitched frame and that gorgeous butterfly!! Hugs, Brenda

  10. Two more beauties...the purple ROCKS!!!

  11. Gorgeous background!
    Thank you for sharing with House of Cards!
    DT for HOC
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  12. Stunning card. Love the butterfly and soft background.

  13. Wonderful card and I love the purple butterfly.

  14. Pretty background for that lovely butterfly!

  15. How lovely and beautiful. I love the background with the feathers, too. Thank you for playing with STAMPlorations April Theme & Sketch Challenge