Platinum Scraps was originally launched February of 2010 as a vision of several friends who met on the Cricut Message board who wanted to venture out into creating, sharing, and showcasing the many talents each of us possess. Platinum Scraps showcases the diversity in scrapbooking and features designers from all walks of life. To keep the tradition going, each week our design team is challenged to create a unique layout or card based on a sketch that exemplifies their skills and talents. We hope that we inspire your creations and we appreciate your continued love and support as we grow together.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Butterfly Birthday by: Craftin' Curt

Here is Curt's takes on this week's card sketch. To see the sketch click here

I made this card with a specific person in mind. She loves butterflies and that became my motivation for this card. The base paper is handmade and has a very nice, natural texture to it. Cor'dinations makes a superb glitter paper that doesn't flake off as some other brands do. The two-tones of the glitter papers pick up the color story in the K & Company background paper. The background paper's floral design reminds me of the symmetry of butterfly wings and seemed like a perfect choice. I made use of my Epic 6 and its circle dies (which are GREAT!) and cut two circles of different sizes. I inked their edges in hot pink and pale pink to add some dimension to the butterfly's "home." The candle ribbon reinforces the sentiment (done with chalk-inked Tim Holtz grunge paper die cuts) and matches colors in the K & Company butterfly embellishment. All-in-all, a simple but effective card to wish someone a happy birthday.

Join us tomorrow for another take on the sketch.
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  1. Beautiful card Curt! Love the butterfly!

  2. Curt, love this the colors used


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