Sunday, July 26, 2015

Butterfly Kisses

I'm entering this tag card in these challenges:

Just Add Ink #272  Butterflies which can be seen here:

 Tag You're It Challenge #26 which can be seen here: where the inspirational tag is this, designed by Marybeth Lopez:

I chose to use a butterfly on my tag as well, getting inspiration from Marybeth's beautiful butterfly.

I used the Monarch Butterfly and Solid Butterfly by Frantic Stamper, along with the Chevron Borders and Edgers.

The "Butterfly Kisses" stamp is from the Butterflies unmounted rubber stamp set by Frantic Stamper.

To make the background on the tag, I used Picked Raspberry and Orange Marmalade distress inks.  I smooshed each one on a non-stick craft mat then spritzed them with water.  I dragged the tag through the inks and let them dry before doing a second layer.  The yellow on the tag is what came out of the Orange Marmalade ink after spritzing it.............the color separated a little which is what is nice about the distress inks.

Once the ink was dry, I used the Chevron Border die to cut three strips of dsp for the bottom of the tag.  The background of the butterfly itself was also Picked Raspberry distress ink on a white die cut of the Solid Butterfly.


  1. Yummo! You've created such lovely warm summery tones with your pretty tag, Ann! It's a terrific take on Marybeth's tag! Thank you for playing in the TYI challenge!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. How fun to see that you have created two tags ! Each so different and I love the beautiful two layer butterfly on this one Ann! The sentiment is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It, Ann!

  3. This is beautiful, Ann! I love your "smooshed" background, and the gorgeous colour combination you've used. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. I love your card, and the feature tag is just gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Add Ink :)

  5. Love that tag Ann! The inky smooshed background is gorgeous, a lovely use of our butterfly challenge! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  6. Gorgeous! Your tag is absolutely stunning with the eye-catching background and the lovely butterfly! WOW! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the Tag You're It gallery!

  7. Your butterfly tag is so very pretty. I just love your inked background. Thanks so much for playing along at Tag You're It.

  8. Gorgeous background! Love the blended colors and effect you achieved.