I'll take Manhattan . . . Stampin' Up!'s latest fashion watch. The chic and elegant style is captured in Stampin' Up!'s new Urban Oasis Designer Series and their exclusive new Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die.
I used this week's Splitcoast Sketch Challenge SC215 to get my wheels turning. Kiwi Kiss card stock took a ride through my Big Shot Die-Cut Machine along with the sweet Polka Dot pattern created by Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Texturz Plates (Backgrounds I). I die-cut the small butterfly from the textured card stock and layered it over a larger die-cut butterfly (cut from a pretty Baja Breeze pattern from Urban Oasis). The Robin's Nest Dewdrops evolve into the body.
The butterfly was layered over Basic Black Textured and Kraft card stock. Paper Piercing accents the border of the Kraft layer. Falling in behind is another pattern from Urban Oasis matted on Kraft. I was so pleased to see more black options with the latest designer series papers!
The vertical banner consists of Kiwi Kiss, dolled up with dots (a larger polka dot than used for the small butterfly) from Stampin' Up!'s Texturz Plates. I layered it over Basic Black and a touch of Kraft Taffeta Ribbon ties this element up nicely.
The 4.25 x 5.5 card base in Baja Breeze is topped with a delicious polka dot palette from Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper. TIP: The benefit of Stampin' Up!'s coordinated paper packs is that they mix and match beautifully. It really simplifies the cardmaking process.
Finally, I stamped "thank you" in Basic Gray on Baja Breeze card stock. It's cropped with a Small Oval Punch and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a Large Oval in Basic Black.
Stamp Set: Beautiful Borders (111594)
Paper: Urban Oasis Designer Series (113978), Basic Black Textured Card Stock (108693), Kiwi Kiss (111353), Baja Breeze (111352), Kraft (102125)
Ink: Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies (104507), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Stampin' Up! Stamper's Tool Kit), Stampin' Up! Texturz Plates Backgrounds I (114512), Large (107305) and Small (107304) Oval Punch
The Perfect Touch: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon (109068), Robin's Nest Dew Drops (www.ucutathome)