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Beauty within for Just Add Ink #519

Happy Tuesday.

I have another card using the Altenew Beauty Within set for you today.  I made this card inspired by the colors across at Just Add Ink.  I didn't have the exact colors, but got as close as I could.  This card really needed re-photographing as my new lighting set up is showing a little too warm and I can't quite get it right.  So, the card is really bright white, and the colors not quite as insipid!  I couldn't rephotograph it, as the card is already in the mail!

Here are the colors from Just Add Ink:

I stamped and colored the flowers using the masking stencils that are available with this set.  I added a little seaside spray to the center of the card to ground the elements and then arranged them.  I added the sentiment strip on top. 

Here's my card:

Beauty Within Celebrating you (1 of 1)-2

Ugh.. I really do need to get the lighting sorted out!  I promise it's a pretty card, really :-)  I'll be back tomorrow with another card but before I go, here's a shot of a Black Swallowtail that has been enjoying our butterfly and hummingbird garden!

Black Swallowtail (1 of 1)-4

Isn't he so handsome?  Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Beauty Within - Altenew
  • Card stock: Neenah Solar White 110#
  • Inks: Altenew



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Linda Rodgers

I fondly remember both yellow and black swallowtails from my youth. They were plentiful then. Now I can't remember the last time I've seen either one, with the black seeming to be even less common than the yellow. Thanks for your photo and the memories it engendered.

Marina . . . f rom far Africa!!!

Love the card!! Love the butterfly!! Love the flower!! Would it be too much to ask you for some seeds . . . you would be not only on my screen but in my garden!!! I buy my seeds from Burpee's but I have not seen this flower.

Kim Badelt

The sponging in the background really helps ground your lovely cluster of flowers and foliage, and is big enough so that the sentiment work perfectly placed on top. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

Chantell Randall

A lovely classical floral card that showcases the flowers well.
It must be lovely to have beautiful butterflies like that in the garden. Chantell Just Add Ink

Narelle Farrugia

Oh this is really lovely! I adore your layering the and way you've combined the challenge colours for your card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!


Thanks, Narelle. Such a fabulous color challenge


Thanks, Kim. I really did enjoy playing with these colors


Marina, not sure I can get these specific seeds, but I can certainly see what I can rustle up for you! I must admit, having lived on the African continent for 20 years, there will always be a little part of me there :-)


Linda, I am glad that the photo brought back happy memories for you. It is sad that we see so few butterflies these days. I really wish gardeners would understand the value of insects and stop using so many chemicals - and plant native plants. The insects make our lives so much brighter and so many birds rely on a plentiful supply of them. Everything is so connected!

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