Sunday, May 22, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make it Monday #249 Make It With Money and Colour Q #342

This week's challenge involves either folding money into a shape or decorating a paper wallet to give as a money holder. Lexi shares a wonderful video showing how to fold a dollar bill into a shirt.  Check it out here.   My daughter had her 9th birthday on Friday.  I knew I had to incorporate a money shape onto her card.  She loves the Papertrey Ink Color Pop Butterflies kit so I knew I had to use that in some way.  I wasn't sure what colors to use so I sought out the latest Colour Q  challenge to give me a palette to work with.

I love that dark blue paired with those bold colors.  Here is what I came up with:

Since my daughter loves butterflies I decided to make a money folded butterfly to add  as a focal point for the card.  I watched this video by Simply Debbie to make it.  I used some gold wire for the antennae.   I didn't realize the butterfly would be soo wide but I didn't have time to make another.  Fortunately, I was just able to tuck this card inside the gift bag just prior to giving it to my daughter so I didn't need an envelope  If I were to do this again I'd definitely find a smaller butterfly.

This is my first time using the Color Pop Butterflies kit and I absolutely love it!   The background of this card was soo fun to make!  You use a stencil to ink in the butterflies, flowers and leaves shapes.   Then you add details over top of that using stamps.  I actually used the same color of ink to sponge and stamp.  The sponging gives you a lighter shade of ink than directly stamping thus making it easy to add your details.   I did add a third layer of details to the organge butterflies using PTI's terra cotta tile ink but I could have easily just used the MISTI to stamp over the images a few times to make the ink dark enough to stand out.  I cut a vellum banner using Sunny Studios Banner dies to have a place rest my "happy" sentiment also from the kit.  I accidentally embossed the birthday word in white.  I actually stamped it in blue then stamped a layer of versarmark over that then added what I thought was clear embossing powder but apparently it was white!  OOOPS!

My daughter absolutely loves bling so I instead of adding the stamped details to the flower centers I added tiny holographic rhinestones to finish the card off.   The butterfly is attached to the cards with glue dots and can easily be taken off and unfolded to spend.  My daughter loved it so much though that she wanted to keep the butterfly on the card!  I am thrilled that she liked it!  I can't wait to let her use the kit and see what she can make!

I need to go eat supper.  I will be back either tonight or tomorrow with more details of the supplies I used and such.  Thanks for looking!  Please come back again!



Jen Mitchell said...

Wow! What a great idea to fold money into a fun butterfly! I love your butterfly background and the vellum overlay. Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

lexi said...

this is so pretty!! and i love that she wants to keep it in tact - mine would take a pic and quickly pocket it to spend, lol!! thanks so much for playing make it monday!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh Shelly, I'll bet your daughter just loved this card. That color palette is perfect for the butterflies and love the money butterfly!

Joyce said...

This is so very cool. I love how you used stenciled, stamped and folded butterflies. Brilliant way to incorporate the cash. Thanks so much for playing along at ColourQ this week.