When I first saw the colour’s for this week’s challenge at the Global Design Project, I wasn’t too sure about them. But after looking at the team’s gorgeous projects, I decided to give it a try.
Here is the challenge.
These lovely soft colours said flowers to me, so I had a look at my stamp sets and decided upon Butterfly Basics as it has a nice big large flower.
Then I grabbed out some paper and decided to put the Daffodil Delight layer at the back as it is a fairly bright yellow. I then added a Soft Sky layer and then another Whisper White to do the stamping business on.
I love the honeycomb stamp in the set and, using Crumb Cake ink, stamped a few images, stamping off for a couple of them for a softer look. I then used my Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz markers and coloured in the flower.
I decided to make a banner for the sentiment. I am seriously in love with the banner triple punch. It makes me happy every time I punch a nice, even banner. Sad I know!! To curl the banner, I used my bone folder and then a few dimensionals to attach it to the card.
I then cut out a Soft Sky butterfly using my new precision plate. The plate makes it so much easier to get out all the little pieces and it cuts perfect each time. You always need a bit of bling on a card, so I added a circle of gold metallic thread.
I’m quite happy with how it turned out!! I think this will make a great card for my mother-in-law’s 70th birthday!!
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Last week’s Caseing the Catty challenge was to share from the Artistic Expression section of the catalogue. Well this section is huge and there is so much inspiration to be had, that I couldn’t limit it to just one post!!
I really like the Watercolor Wash stamp set, so I thought I would case the card on Page 129 of the catalogue.
I have found that if your ink pad is a bit juicy, this large stamp doesn’t stamp as well, so make sure that you push the ink into the pad. I use a bone folder to gently massage the ink in.
For my first card, I used Sahara Sand ink and then Blushing Bride and Rose Red cardstock for the butterflies. I don’t have the DSP stack for these colours yet, so I used the new Color Me Irresistible Specialty DSP for the centre butterfly and sponged it with blushing bride ink. To cut the butterflies, I used the new Precision Plate which will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue. It made it so much easier to cut out the butterflies and get all the little pieces out.
I have to confess that my colour inspiration for my second card came from the word Cheers from the Greetings thinlit as it was stuck in the thinlit from the last time it was used!!
I stamped off the Tip Top Taupe base, so you can image how dark it would have been if I hadn’t done that. Once again, I sponged the centre butterfly with Mint Macaron. Oh, have I mentioned that I love silver glitter paper butterflies!! So sparkly!!
I hope you have enjoyed my cards today. If you love any of the products used in today’s cards, just click on the product image below and it will take you to my online shop.
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