GDP #005 – Colour Challenge

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.

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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.

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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!!

Happy Stamping

Rebecca Signature

 

 

 

 

 

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Butterfly Birthday wishes

Firstly, Happy New Year!!! Can you believe that we are in 2015!!! Where did 2014 go?? I had a quiet New Year’s at home as my husband went out fishing but I got to watch 2 movies of my choice so I had a good night!!

Now when I first saw the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching thinlits, from the new Occasions catalogue, I loved them! and since I’ve had a play, I think I love them more!! They are so pretty!! I cut out a large butterfly to check out the size and it is big, but I’ve just stuck it to the wall in my craft room and it looks so lovely!!

You know I love a good sketch and I did a recent sketch from Mojo Monday.

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So, I’ve used the free Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalogue. I literally used both sides of the one sheet of paper. I just love how it all co-ordinates!!

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Here’s a closer look at the butterfly.

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I found a tip to use dryer sheets in the layers on the big shot underneath the card stock, and it made such a difference in getting the little pieces out of the butterfly. I will be doing this with all my fiddly dies now!

Happy Stamping!!

Rebecca

Stampin’ Up products used:

Stamps: Butterfly Basics
Ink: Coastal Cabana
Paper: Costal Cabana, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Best Year Ever DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits dies, square framelits.