** 9/6/15 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! **
Hi everyone! A couple weeks ago I shared that I've been invited to guest design for Craft Your Passion during the month of August! I'm super stoked to share my second project, a birthday card I created for Challenge #276. We're being sponsored this week by Di's Digi's, and challenges here are always anything goes, so come on over and play!
I used stamps from two of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets in one of my most favorite color combos of purple and green. Really and truly, I love most colors with green! ;) And we can't forget the sequins... one of my (many) favorite embellishments.
I used several dies, two to create a pretty layered butterfly with stamped inner wings and a pearl abdomen.
The other die was a chevrons die which I used to cut into the stamped background panel. I smooshed some purple and green ink on a strip of watercolor paper then spritzed it with a handmade Perfect Pearls mist, and when dry placed it behind the negative space. It's really pretty and shimmery!
I kept the inside relatively simple with a stamped sentiment on a panel layered on purple and green.
Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:
- Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge: #146 - Birthdays
- V's Sweet Ideas: #37 - Anything Goes
- Ruby's Rainbow Challenges: #111 - Dies Cuts or Punches
- Simply Create Too Challenge Blog: #92 - Anything Goes
- Not Just Cards: #23 - Anything Goes
- Stamping Sensations: August Challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp and a die
- Incy Wincy Designs: Birthday Wishes
- Scrapping4fun Challenges: #49 - Name Brand Scrapbooking Paper (Stampin' Up!, Core'dinations, Ranger)
- Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #16 - Anything Goes
- Creative Craft Cottage: #46 - Anything Goes
- Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (#100730), Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss (#133675), Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#108641), Purple Core'dinations Glitter Silk, Ranger Watercolor paper scrap
- Stamps: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics (#137154), Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri (#123759)
- Ink: Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss (#133642), Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum (#126963), Stampin' Up! Strawberry Slush (#131178), Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#126959), Stampin' Up! Mossy Meadow (#133645), Memento Tuxedo Black
- Dies: Stampin' Up! Butterflies Thinlits (#137360), YNS Chevrons die
- Accessories: Stampin' Up! Pearl Jewels (#119247), Stampin' Up! Frosted Sequins (#135835), MISTI
I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project to enter in our challenge this week! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!