Flying Papillon Potpourri

IT’S THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER!!! I know this sounds crazy coming from a TX gal, cause it’s been like 900 degrees here since like march… but I am celebrating that we may get some rain during this first week of summer!  Did you know that the reason why TODAY is the first day of summer?  It is because this is the LONGEST day of the year- the sun will be up approximately 14.5 hours today!  Yep- me got some learning in on the summer solstice.  Ok, onto the project~ I decided to create a summer themed card for y’all today!
 So of course, I didn’t want to spend 9 hours deciding what colors to use or a layout, etc. So I got the assistance inspiration of a couple challenges for my card today.  I decided to go with the color inspiration from coulorq which called for some colors I didn’t have (because they aren’t current) so I improvised!  Hold on to your hat- I know, me improvising… what will be next, thinking for myself?! I also got the sketch from mojo monday, which I altered a bit as well. And lastly I used the theme from cas-ual friday- they wanted me to use Acetate– so I did!
I basically made my card base out of Acetate, and decided to shift different parts of the sketch from the front to the inside.  But when the card is closed you can’t tell that there are layers to this card.  I love super sneakiness!! I placed the 3-D butterflies on top of the card along with my first layer that I embossed and my ribbon.  You can see that I placed a empty white piece of card stock on the inside cover that matched the layer I used on the front, for writing.
I created a sun burst using wonky cut strips of card stock (yes, that is the technical term). I have a surprise for all those who have commented on how you like the projects I have made for challenges… details coming soon about that- BUT I will be informing my MAILING LIST MEMBERS FIRST! That’s one of the perks for being a mailing list member.  I know you will love what I have to share with you.  If you want to JOIN my mailing list just fill out the form at the TOP left sidebar. You get a VIDEO TUTORIAL as my free gift to you as a THANK YOU for joining.
I LOVE using the bakers twine to create the antenna for my little butterflies, they are so dainty and cute! I really like the “out of the box” aspect of this card.  Can you create something out of the box?  Create an out of the box project and share it with me- just leave a comment on this post. I would love to see how you think outside the box!
Items used for this project:
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  1. Just lovely, Erin! I love the texture you’ve added with the dry embossing:) Thanks so much for playing at the ColourQ this week!

  2. Wow, this card is gorgeous! So glad you were able to play along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. You used the acetate so well! Love the color combo too! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Your card is beautiful, Erin, I love how you used the acetate! I am the Austin area and was thrilled we got a shower yesterday, we so need rain! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card!

  5. I love your card and it doesn’t look to hard to make. I love getting your post with you clever ideas in it. I am always looking for inspiration and you are great at giving it.

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