Runway Inspired RIC#43 and CAS(E) this Sketch #44

Hello, how's everyone doing?

It's hard to resist the gorgeous inspirational images from RIC#43 and CAS(E) this Sketch #44.


I made the background using Black Soot distressed ink and the grid stamp by Waltzing Mouse called Off Beat Background.  First i die cut a circle on a piece of Eclipse masking tape, positioned it on a square card stock and mask off the top with post it note.  Next i distressed the partial circle with Black Soot ink, then stamp the grid with VersaMark and heat embossed it (recommend to heat set the ink before stamping, or in my case, i left to pick up the kiddos :)).  The butterflies are from Antique Flowers and Butterflies set by Sizzix & Hero Arts... i die cut and colored them with Copic markers Y19 and YR14.

Here's the final product:

Thanks for stopping by and your comments are greatly appreciated!!


  1. Hi Emily, This is so beautiful! Perfect masking and embossing job it's very striking. So glad you played along in one of my Pantone Color challenges.

  2. Gorgeous card Emily :-) I love the black/white design,,, fabulous technique and one I will have to try,,, this looks absolutely stunning with the beautiful butterflies and CAS design !

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. Emily, this is stunning! I love how you created that perfect, gridded semicircle! So cool. And your butterflies are lovely. Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

  4. Oh, fabulous job combining both challenges-- your card is fabulous!
    Thanks so much for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch!

  5. Thank you all for your kind comments!

  6. Soooo beautiful. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  7. A beautifully inspired card, Emily! I love how you Incorporated the sketch into your design! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  8. This is amazing! And so happy you showed us part of the process too!! Thanks for joining us at Runway Inspired Challenge!


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