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Wed 28

A color challenge

Memory Box is sponsoring the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week. The challenge is to use the colors as your inspiration and create a card or project using the colors black, white, and  a touches or splash of green.  Memory Box has offered up a lovely prize!  If you head over to the PDCC you can see all the details of what you need to do to win!

Here are the colors for the challenge provided by PDCC Senior DT member Sarah.


The PDDC Design Team were also challenged to use either the lovely Damask Butterfly D1350 or the beautiful Inspire butterfly Collage G1352 as part of their projects.

I had an advantage as I had my other Memory Box stamps to use as well! :) 

Here is how I interpreted the lovely colors.


I was curious what that beautiful butterfly on the Inspire Collage would look like if it was a front view instead of the side view. So I created the other wing. :)


  1. Create an alcohol ink  background on Acetate.  Drip 3 drops of Ranger Alcohol Inks - Lettuce onto felt on applicator. Add three drops of Alcohol Blending Solution. Smear over acetate. Make sure you create an area big enough to stamp the Inspire collage two times.
  2. Drip 3 drops of Citrus Alcohol Inks onto new felt piece on applicator. Add three drops of Alcohol Blending Solution. Dab onto inked acetate randomly.
  3. Repeat with different colors until you like the blend. To get the blotchy spotty look you will finish it off with Alcohol Blending Solution on the felt by itself and dab it randomly over your inked background.
  4. Let this dry. Flip over your acetate and stamp the Inspire collage over the inked background. Stamp twice using StaZon Jet Black Solvent ink. If you were to stamp the StaZon ink onto the Alcohol ink while wet it will dissolve and you will lose your stamped image. So you need to do this while dry and do not try to add more alcohol inks after you stamp your image or it will cause it to bleed and dissolve.
  5. Cut out butterfly wing and body twice.
  6. Now you have your beautiful butterfly and you can put them together using tape or glue dots on the body.
  7. To create the panels:
    1.  Cut white cardstock 5 1/4" x 5 1/4", 4 1/2 x 4 1/2", 3 3/4" x 3 3/4", and 2 1/2" x 3/4".
    2. Cut black cardstock 5 1/2" x 11" (form card base), 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", 4" x 4" and 2 3/4" x 1".
  8. Stamp Wishing you the happiest Birthday (B1354) using Versafine Black Onyx ink on smallest white cardstock. Mount on black cardstock.
  9. Stamp Vintage Scroll E1388 using Memento London Fog on each corner of the largest white cardstock. Ink up tip of scroll and stamp in between the stamped images after the four corners are stamped.
  10. Stamp Elemental Damask C1390 repeatedly using Memento London Fog on the 4" square.
  11. Emboss last piece of white cardstock using Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder.
  12. Attach white cardstock to black cardstock.  
  13. Tie to strips of May Arts black silk ribbon across front of card.
  14. Apply alcohol inks to clear gem flourish.
  15. Assemble card.

Come over and join in the fun at the Play Date Cafe Challenge!








Another gorgeous butterfly! Beautiful and inspiring!

I loved the two samples on your own blog so much Suzz that I had to come and look at this one. Once again, it is stunning with another clever and innovative idea from you.

Lesley Xx

Wow Sue, this looks amazing! Wonderful card!

Wonderful work Sue! I LoVe all the elements on this project and you highlight MB stamps so well : )
A HUGE thank you to Memory Box for being our sponsor this week at The Play Date Cafe...we would welcome MB back anytime! One of my favs to be sure!

I WISH I had this talent--I'm so CAS! I looooooooooooove this elegant card! Beautifully done, Sue!!! You are amaZING!!!!!!!!!

Blow me away with this creation, that butterfly looks so beautiful-love how you created the other half. Great job!

This is so, so clever! And I love the transparency of the butterfly, it's just gorgeous! You are so talented Sue, and I love being on the design team with you :)
A huge thankyou to memory box for sponsoring us at the play date cafe. I have so loved working with the stamps, they are wonderful designs and quality!

Just beautiful! The alcohol inked Acetate butterfly looks wonderful, great idea to add the second wing. Thanks for much for sponsoring The Play Date Cafe this week!

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