I was wide awake really early this morning so after hanging the washing out at 6am I decided to have a look around some challenges to see what I could create. Its a gorgeous sunny morning here so I wanted to create something bright and cheerful.
Here's my card and I'll detail the challenges I've managed to combine below:
I started by embossing my card base with a rectangular die to create a frame. Before stamping the various butterflies I masked off the frame with some post-its. Then I stamped the sentiment, which is four different stamps. There are tonnes of different words in this set and I adore the font so will be using this one lots more. This was fairly simple to create but did take some time.
- Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
- Stamps: Hero Arts - Little Butterflies (wood mounted); Stampin' Up - Fabulous Phrases
- Ink: Versa Color - Petal Pink, Pink, Opera Pink Orange, Marigold, Canary; Versafine - Onyx Black
And now onto the challenges...
I used the photograph and the sketch for my inspiration
D J Kard Kreations - NBUS Challenge #1 - Anything Goes (friendship theme)
Most of you in crafty blogland will know the lovely Darnell and if you don't, where have you been?! To celebrate 500 followers she has created the NBUS challenge, and is encouraging us to use our 'never-before-used-schtuff'! I, like many, am addicted to purchasing new goodies and my old stash gets left on the shelf. The Hero Arts butterflies had never been inked up until today and I'd only so far used one stamp from the Fabulous Phrases set. Darnell is generously offering some fab prizes so what are you waiting for, get out your abandoned bits and bobs and link up :)
One Layer Simplicity Challenge #6 - I've Been Framed
I'm really beginning to love creating one layer cards and I embossed the frame to add some dimension while still keeping it one layer.
Less is More - Week 176 - One Layer 'Off The Edge'
I actually saw this challenge just after I'd made my card. Rather than stamping off the edge of the card, my butterflies disappear off the edge of the masked frame so I think this still qualifies! :)
Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #99 - CAS
Thanks for visiting today. It looks like we're in for a beautifully sunny weekend down here in the South West of England so I hope its good where you are too. This afternoon I'm off for a pamper, a facial and a manicure which was a pressie I was given for my 40th birthday. I may be missing out on the sun for a couple of hours but I can't wait! Bliss :)
Enjoy your day whatever you're up to xx