Before we get into my card today, I just wanted to say that I created it for 2 challenges but then forgot to post it. As a result, 1 of the challenges closed which is the layout of the card, but that is ok as I am still happy with the card & it made it easy for me to create my card.
The challenge over at Sunday Stamps was to use “Shades of Blue” along with a pop of green & grey. I will admit that I don’t use these colours together very often but when I do, I love them! It is always good to create outside your comfort zone, so thank you Sunday Stamps for a great challenge..
Don’t forget, if you click above the photo you will be able to download a free tutorial to create your own card. The tutorial includes Supplies & Measurements (Imperial & Metric).
I’m a little late in posting today – sort of got sidetracked on our walk this morning.
I have set myself a goal in that I am going to use every stamp I have from the catalogue this year. It is so easy to overlook some of our older favourite stamps in favour of the new ones from the Occasions & Holiday Catalogues. Don’t worry, I will be using my newer stamps too, but just wanted to dust off my older stamps.
Today’s card is one using “Remarkable You” Stamp Set but with a little bit of colouring, embossing & fussy cutting, not to mention a different layout, it can give the stamp a whole new lease of life.
I’ve kept my card very simple letting the flower speak for itself. Teaming it up with a bright Card Base & touches of Black, I think it makes the image “POP“, but I would really like to know what you think?
If you click on the link above the photo, you will be able to download the Free Tutorial to create your own card. Don’t panic if you don’t have the same supplies, just replace them with what you have in your stash. You could even create the background using DSP.
I created this card for a challenge, but also with a friend in mind. When I went to post it to the challenge site, I couldn’t remember what challenge it was. Is it just me or does this happen to anyone else?
It is not one of those cards we like to create but none the less, we do them. I thought I would add “Thinking of You” instead of leaving blank or “With Sympathy”.
Again, I don’t have any measurements or tutorial, as I was in a hurry to get it in the post. However, I did consult my Colour Coach for my colours.
I embossed a piece of Pool Party CS with the Decorative Dots EF, wrapped a piece of Whisper White Stitched Satin Ribbon along the left hand side, prior to layering to a piece of Whisper White & finally to the Base Card – Old Olive. I tied a small bow & adhered to top of Ribbon with a Glue Dot.
I used the gorgeous Hostess Set – Floral Wings. The butterfly was stamped n Pool Party, flowers in Perfect Plum & the leaves in Old Olive Inks prior to running through the Big Shot with the corresponding Bold Butterfly Thinlits.
I decided that I was going to inlay my Butterfly back into a piece of Card, so I then placed the Oval Framelits over the top of the cut out Butterfly by running it through the Big Shot. I adhered a piece of scrap Whisper White Card to the cut out Oval Butterflyshape & adhered the stamped butterfly into the shape ensuring it all matched in.
The whole piece was then adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White in Memento Black Ink, cut into a Banner Shape one end & adhere to the Card Front.
I completed the card by adhering Pearls down the side of the sentiment as well as the butterfly centre.
I hope you like my card today. Be sure to check back in a couple of days for my 2nd one.