Sunday, 17 February 2019

Colorful Butterflies

Hello and welcome. Today I got to play with the pretty butterflies from the Sale-a-bration item Botanical Butterfly DSP, and oh what a pretty collection of paper this is! Here's what I created...
I was inspired by this week's Global Design Project challenge 176...CASE the Designer. Steffi Helmschrott designed a gorgeous card with vibrant colored circles, and these are what inspired me in creating my card. 
I started by coloring my pretty butterflies using the colors of the rainbow. I don't own the Blends (yet), so I just used my ink pads and my Aqua Painter. For my colors I used the following: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape and Blackberry Bliss. I also colored the centers of my butterflies using the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint (unfortunately now retired), because butterflies need some sparkle of course! :) After coloring I used my Butterfly Duet punch to easily cut them out.
My mat layer is a piece of Basic Black cardstock (5 1/4" x 4") which I ran through my Big Shot with the Dot to Dot embossing folder. For additional interest I sponged it with the Vegas Gold shimmer paint to match my butterflies. My sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, which I gold heat-embossed on a strip of Basic Black cardstock.

To put my card together, I adhered my mat layer onto my Basic Black A2 sized card base. Next I added my butterflies along the left side and my sentiment piece using dimensionals. And just like that, my card is done!
I just adore butterflies, I think they are just gorgeous! And I couldn't be happier that we have tons of pretty butterflies to play with from both the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogue. Thank you again for stopping by today, and see you next time! Happy crafting!

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Incredible Like You

Had a chance to play with more of my new stuff, so today I chose to play with the Incredible Like You stamp set and paired it with the Doily Builder Thinlits. This project was inspired by the Global Design Project sketch challenge for this week and Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights as well, and here's what I created...

I started by stamping my images from the stamp set Incredible Like You on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and then cutting them out (I used my Scan N Cut for this but they're easy to fussy cut as well). I used Highland Heather, Call Me Clover and Mango Melody for my inks. I also stamped the stripes on a piece of Mango Melody cardstock that's 1" x 4 1/8" using Mango Melody ink pad for a tone on tone effect. I did the same for my background piece which is Soft Sea Foam cardstock (4 1/8" x 5 3/8") that I stamped with the Crackle Paint background stamp using Soft Sea Foam ink pad.

To put my card together I glued down my Mango Melody striped piece onto my background mat layer, then wrapped the Highland Heather Organdy ribbon (free with Sale-a-bration!) around it. I adhered this piece onto my Highland Heather A2 size card base before adding my other layers.

 Next I added a die-cut doily in Whisper White using the Doily Builder thinlit...this thinlit set is just gorgeous! Then it was just a matter of layering my cut-out stamped images on top of my doily using glue and dimensionals. Finally my sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set, stamped in my black Memento ink on a strip of Whisper White cardstock.

To finish off my card I just added a few iridescent sequins, and covered my flowers in Wink of Stella for some shimmer. And that is my finished card. I'm not gonna lie, I had a hard time making this card to try to meet both challenges, but I'm quite happy with the end result! Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to vote for my card at Kylie's International Blog Highlights! Happy crafting!