An iSpy Sketched Play Date Cafe Card

ACK!!!!  Oh, thank goodness I had a little crafty time today!!  I’ve really needed it the last few days, and especially today.  But enough about that. 😉

I had an idea pop into my head for the beautiful Play Date Cafe #154 colors for their 3rd Anniversary festivities (Happy Anniversary, Play Date Cafe – thanks for all the fun!).  So I grabbed my Copic markers and a stamped butterfly image and then went to work.  I used the iSpy Sketch #38 to help me bring the card together (since my brain is on extreme frazzle mode this week).  This is my first attempt at the iSpy Sketches challenge.

I used a couple of new embossing folders for this.  And it was brought to my attention that I had previously mis-attributed the butterfly stamp on one of my long-ago posts.  I had attributed this butterfly stamp to Hero Arts, but after searching for someone today, I have learned that it is actually a Hampton Arts stamp set, and I had it labeled incorrectly in my stash.  So now you can actually go find it, now that you know its correct name – if you want it!  LOL. 😉

Anyhoo.  I tried to achieve all 3 colors in the butterfly by blending my Copics a bit.  I also sprayed it with a shimmer mist for a little subtle sparkle, which you can see better in the close-up photos.

Well, I’m off to sleep.  I need a TON of it right now!  I did sleep in this morning – a whopping 30 minutes – HA!  It’s tough when you have young children in the next room who are so enthusiastic about waking up every morning to get busy with their exciting lives. 😉

Thanks for stopping by today!


Challenge Photos:
Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Butterfly Stamp (Hampton Arts); Happy Birthdays (Sweet & Sassy Stamps)
Paper/Cardstock:  White Cardstock (Xpedx); Smokey Shadow Designer Paper (PTI)
Inks:  Tuxedo Black (Memento); Copic Markers
Embellishments:  Rhinestones (Kaisercraft)
Tools:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder (The Paper Studio); In Stitches Embossing Folder (Craft Concepts); Jumbo Fishtail Flag Stax Dies (MFT Stamps); Banner Trio Die (Wplus9)


6 thoughts on “An iSpy Sketched Play Date Cafe Card

  1. Gorgeous girl! Will you just look at that butterfly!!! Awesome job with the colors, hope I find time to play around with them. Also hope you get caught up on those Zzzzz-s!!

  2. Oh my that butterfly is stunning! The color is amazing, too . Hope you get some sleep. Its tough when you have little ones and no sleep. Not as bad now without sleep. Gorgeous Ally

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