Craft Roulette #89

Craft Roulette #89

Hello friends! Today's card was inspired by a few challenges: Craft Roulette episode #89, Color Throwdown #670,  and Never-Before-Used-Schtuff Challenge #32.


 This week's parameters at Craft Roulette #89 are

  • Project: FUNN fold

  • Colors: 3 rich hues (blue, red, yellow)

  • Element: Birthday(s)

  • Random: Bottom border


Supplies used: 

I decided to make an easel card (although it is a little top heavy) as my FUNN fold card, so I used a piece of smooth white cardstock to make the card rather than a pre-made card base. I cut a piece of paper in 1/2 "hot dog" style or lengthwise so I had an 4.25" x 11" and then folded it so that there are 3 parts--a smaller part on the bottom (where you can see the washi tape), and two larger equally-sized parts of the card.

The butterfly was created as follows: I ink blended a couple pieces of paper--Something Borrowed Catherine Pooler ink on smooth white cardstock and then Mermaid Lagoon Distress Oxide (blue) around the edges of the same paper and Squeezed Lemonade Oxide Ink over a piece of yellow and white patterned paper in my stash--and heat embossed them with Holographic powder from Ranger. Both ink blended pages were die cut with the Tim Holtz's butterfly die and the glued together. I curled the top parts of the two upper wings so you can see the yellow layer beneath the blue.

The background panel first die cut with the second largest stitched rectangular die from the Gina K Master Layout 2 die set. The paper was run through my die cutting machine through the Kaleidoscope embossing folder with some VersaFine Clair Glamorous ink (red) brushed over it so that the ink was smooshed over the paper. After running the paper in the folder through my die cutting machine, I also ink blended the panel with the same ink around the edges.

The sentiment  (Happy Birthday) was die cut with Yupo paper that had been alcohol inked with yellow alcohol ink with some gold foil added. I used the same die cut to cut two additional layers of scrap paper and glued them behind the yellow Yupo paper to add dimension to the sentiment.

 To assemble the card, I added a strip of sparkly washi tape to the bottom of the background panel, then glued the butterfly onto the card. The sentiment was glued next. At this point, I glued the whole thing to the card base and splattered gold watercolor from the Gansai Tambi watercolor set over the whole thing and then sprayed some more sparkle (Imagine Crafts' Sheer Shimmer Spritz Spray in Frost) over the whole card. I then added 2 strips of washi tape on the base of the card and glued some sequins to the card.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Fab easel card and a fun take on the Throwdown colors! So glad you joined us this week!


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