Sunday, March 22, 2015

Butterfly Kisses

Over at Less is More they are having a new challenge in which you have to CASE a DT member... This was tough because they are all gorgeous... It is like The Voice  and you have to choose which agent  you are going to have train you... ( well there is really not that much pressure LOL but you get the gist of it) I chose to CASE Anne's card.. isn't it adorable?
Clean and simple but has a big impact... giving the recipient and big surprise in letting them know it is just for them... I love everything about this card. Having the main element in the lower left hand corner, the string and the clean and simple look is what I am going to CASE.

So here is my card. 

I used a sentiment stamp that I have had in my stash forever, and stamped it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I die cut  a paper smooches butterfly out of plastic to use as a mask.. (better than paper.... a technique I learned  in an online card class recently). I inked three different colors of Tim Holtz inks Mustard Yellow, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. All of which remind me of Butterflies and Spring. Then I pulled the mask off to reveal and shape of a butterfly. 

And the inside says:

So I want to link up my card to Week 216 at Less is more

I was encouraged by a very encouraging person to link up at 

I also want to link up at Never before used schtuff  ... I never have used the butterfly die the sentiment or the ribbon.

Hope you enJOYed


  1. This is great Leslee, the negative space butterfly is really effective!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Love your pretty cards, I love your butterfly card.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

    Jo x

  3. these are very pretty cards! I love that inking on the second one! Thanks so much for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  4. LesLee what lovely colours you used for your inking and what a fab sentiment. Glad you liked my card.
    Thanks so much for your entry
    Less is More

  5. This is a super take on Anne's card Leslee and I'm loving how you've picked out the same colours too. Well done.
    You might also like to link up at Uniko Studio as it’s anything goes.
    Thanks for playing along at LIM. Sarah x

  6. LesLee, love your card, it so eye-catching! Love contrasting colours and a masked butterfly!

  7. so pleased you did link up to AG as this is a fabulous CAS card and gorgeous sentiment. Great way to use colours. Thanks for joining Uniko

  8. Leslee your card is so beautiful! I love how the masked butterfly flows over the beautiful sentiment! Stunning! :) Jill

  9. Love the masking, sponging and layering technique on a CAS card. Great work. Love it. Thanks for playing along Curtain Call Challenge :)

  10. Pretty card! with a great sentiment!

  11. This is dazzling, LesLee! I love your masking and coloring and how you made it work with that awesome ribbon or made the ribbon work with your awesome art! I'm not sure, but it's fabulous! Great job on the inside, too! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Awesome technique and love the sentiment placement. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x