I am delighted to be a guest designer for the new challenge 197 which starts today.
The theme for this challenge is Birthday to celebrate the blog's birthday and also Rachelle.
Many happy returns to them both.
At the beginning of the pandemic I had gone through my scraps and cut a load of butterflies using my gorgeous Statement Butterfly dies from Crafter's Companion. I made a series of cards in al different colours and styles but had a couple of butterflies left that I put to one side. This beautiful butterfly is really big and detailed and most definitely one of my most used items.
The butterfly was already assembled and ready to add to a card. This one has a top layer of pink and has inked wings using a lilac pearlescent ink pad. I like to leave the wings loose on the middle and top layers to add dimension and the bottom solid layer is firmly stuck down.
I used a dark purple card base and added a layers of pale pink. I used a cream pearl card and embossed it in a really old Cuttlebug embossing folder. I was really surprised that I have never used it before. I have catalogued all my dies, stamps and embossing folders in Evernote and when I make something with it I add an image to the file. This way I can make a concerted effort to ACTUALLY USE my supplies and not just collect and store them.
I added clear gems to the body and some glitter domes to add a bit of interest to the background.
Finally I added a sentiment and some small purple gems.
Thank you to Scrapping4fun Challenges for the opportunity to be a Guest DT on this challenge. Head on over there yourself to take part with your birthday creations.
Totally amazed that Sara Davies herself from Crafter's Companion left me a lovely comment on this card on Facebook.
Card Details -
Size - 6” Square
Embossing Folder - Stylized Flowers (Cuttlebug)
Embellishments - Gems, Glitter domes
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)
- 613 Avenue Create - #7 Anything Goes / Watercolouring
- AAA Birthday - #27 Use an Embossing Folder
- Addicted to Stamps and More - #410 Die Cuts and/or Stencils
- Allsorts - #633/634 Feminine For a Lady
- Crafter’s Café - #270 Layer it Up
- Crafting Happiness - #105 Anything Goes
- Creative Knockouts - #411 Die Cuts Punches
- Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge - Anything Goes with a die/diecut
- NBUS Challenge - #28 Embossing folder never been used and I have had it for around 10 years
- Shopping Our Stash - #450 Quit Bugging Me