Thursday, September 26, 2019

Birthday Butterfly -- for Lavinia World Challenges

It's time for challenge #10 at Lavinia World Challenges!  These 2 weeks go so fast, but I don't lose my enthusiasm for these incredible Lavinia stamps and papers found in the Lavinia World Store

First, a few guidelines: Challenges are Anything Goes, as long as you use an acrylic or rubber stamp.  Lavinia Stamps are not a requirement, however, we love to see them! You can win a prize of a gift certificate to the Lavinia World store, based in the US. There are also some Honorable Mention entries for each challenge. 

I wanted to make a birthday card, with an Autumn color scheme.  Here's what I created for today's challenge:

I used the Lavinia Stamps, Zen Butterfly on this card.  I stamped it using Versafine Clair ink in Paradise, then heat set it using clear embossing powder.  I repeated this 3 times, making it so it looked like there were Zen Butterflies flying off the paper.  After I got the stamping and embossing done, I got busy inking.  I used a variety of Tim Holtz Distress inks to achieve this effect. 

A piece of designer paper, a "Happy Birthday" die, a card base, and the card was complete.

Join us this next 2 weeks at the Lavinia World Challenges.  Uses a Lavinia Stamp and you'll double your chances of winning the Designer's Choice Award, and the $15 gift certificate!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
D.L. Art -- September Linky Party
Word Art Wednesday -- ATG
Outlawz Festive Friday -- Birthday
Digichoosday -- ATG
Outlawz Monday Greetings -- Distress Inks or Edges (inks, in this case)


  1. Love the color combination on this birthday card! That butterfly stamp is so pretty! Great birthday card!

  2. Such a great birthday card! The colors are so bright and the blue butterfly with the orange and yellow is awesome.

  3. Wow, Julie! The colors are pure magic on this lovely creation. That background paper is especially lovely with the dancing zen butterflies, and having them stamped off the page looks especially lovely. More than anything, I appreciate the orange-red shading from the distress inks, leaving the pale highlighting around the butterflies. Lovely! hugs, de

  4. Love this colorful birthday card. I think I need that zen butterfly :-)

  5. WOW, love the colors and layout that is awesome.

  6. WOW .. this is so stunning, love the colors .
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
    Good Luck
    Rose DT

  7. Such a cheerful and happy card! Love the color combo :)

  8. I love this card. Such beautiful vibrant colours. Can't beat a butterfly image in my opinion. Thanks for sharing your project with us at Digi Choosday this time. Hope to see you again soon.
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