Friday, May 11, 2012

PPC #66 - my turn!

This week at Playing in Paradise it's my turn to set the challenge....

PPC #66

Sackville is home to Mount Allison University, and they'll be celebrating convocations in the next few weeks - and high school graduation is right around the corner. So, I'm challenging everyone to share their graduation projects. If you don't have need of a grad card or layout, how about an encouraging card for a friend? 

Here's my card:

Supplies: papers & die cut quote, arrow,  & frame from Kaisercraft Chapter One;
Spellbinders butterfly die;
light blue pearls; Doodlebug Congrats sticker


The butterfly is cut out of plain scrap vellum - I cut four, and adhered them to the card by stitching along the 'body' - I started at the antennae, leaving the knot & thread ends to mimic antennae, then ended inside the card.

Remember, when you play along with us at Playing in Paradise, there is always a fab prize up for grabs - every single week! Make sure to head over to the challenge post to see this week's guest designer, as well as the nitty-gritty details on the challenge. Super simple - use what you want, make what you're inspired to make, share it with us by noon on May 17th  :) 

And don't forget to check out what the other designers have been up to!

xoxo,
Jessi

18 comments:

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Beautiful!! I love the fresh color combination of blue and green and the pattern-mix! And this butterfly is so delicate and pretty! Great job, Jessi!
Have a nice weekend!

Jingle said...

Very nice card!

~Tammy~ said...

Amazing! What a fantastic Graduation card! Love the colors! That butterfly is amazing!!! Have a great start to your weekend! :-))))

Emily Keaton said...

Fabulous design for a grad card, Jessi! I love all that green, too. Keeps it from getting too stuffy, you know? And a butterfly is perfect for grad cards!!

fairyrocks said...

You are stepping up the bar for card makers everywhere !! Gorgeous work Ms Jessi.

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Jessi, that vellum butterfly is stunning. Thanks for a great challenge.

Dana said...

OMG!!! I love this!! Awesome colors!!!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is beautiful, Jessi! I love the papers you used and the way the arrow leads to the sentiment and the butterfly. I love how delicate it looks with all those vellum layers, pearls and tiny antennae!

yyam said...

Ooooh...love that vellum butterfly! And the fabulous sentiment! :)

Lindsey said...

Okay, off to make a vellum butterfly, too! :P Awesome card.

Jen W. said...

A fabulous quote and I love th multi layered butterfly!

lostinpaper said...

Love it Jessi! Especially the layered butterfly... it's perfect!

Debbie said...

What a great grad card!! (a couple of my cousins went to Mount A)
The colours are so pretty and I just LOVE the butterfly!!!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card and love the fresh colour pp in combination with the soft vellum butterfly!

JJ Bolton said...

Great layered butterfly! So pretty!

Jenny said...

So clever how you made the butterfly, the antennae are perfect way to avoid having to hide the thread!!!
Love the colours too :0)
Jenny x

Allison said...

Just lovely...great color mix!

Lisa Arana said...

oooooo, love the pretty vellum butterfly and that sentiment! fabby card.