Monday, June 27, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge #200 -- Summertime Fun

I like to join Simon Says Stamp's Flickr Challenge whenever time permits. 
I have SO MANY SSS products that haven't been used or even opened from the
original packaging.
After inking the Organic Fruits diecuts I saw that the theme for their 200th challenge
 was Summertime Fun and decided to squeeze my card in before the June 30th deadline.

Two reverse wonky rectangles were cut from white card stock and the sentiment
was stamped on one panel, then run through a 3D embossing folder

The fruits were popped up on the panel, then adhered to the second panel,
forming a hinge so the card can stand on its own.

In hindsight, I should have turned one of the roundish fruits into a peach which
is more "summertime" than a pear. Oh well. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

The Flower Challenge #69 -- Colour Blue & Yellow

Challenge #69 over at The Flower Challenge is to use the colors blue and yellow 
to show our support for the brave citizens of Ukraine.

Here's my card--a shaped butterfly. A butterfly? Again?? Yes, I can't stop using the 
Spellbinder sets of butterflies and have so many ideas for them.

I die cut two of the largest butterflies from watercolor card stock, then ran half of one
butterfly through an embossing folder. Zig markers and a waterbrush were used to 
watercolor the butterfly.

Just the flowers from Altenew's Hill Blossom stencil were inked in with yellow ink.
The leaves were left white and die cut with the matching dies. Additional sprigs
were cut and adhered to the butterfly.

I stamped the sentiment, then added a hinged butterfly piece so the card can stand. 
Sequins finished off the card.

I'm not sure if my card shows too much butterfly and not enough flowers but I'm
taking a chance and entering it with fingers crossed.
Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to add: My card was given an Honorable Mention shout out!
Thank you, The Flower Challenge!

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Butterfly Thanks

Since my Copics are drying up and a buying trip to Itoya in Japan isn't likely in
the near future, I've turned to using dies and stencils on my cards. My latest
purchase is Spellbinders Butterfly dies by Bibi Cameron. 
I've had them for a while now and finally used them on a project after seeing
Yoonsun's beautiful butterfly cards here

Flowers and leaves were cut from watercolor card stock and colored with dye inks. A large
butterfly was inked with Distress inks and spattered with water and inks. The flowers
and foliage were adhered on the butterfly, and Nuvo drops were added to the
flower centers. 

The butterfly was adhered to a quilted panel and topped with the sentiment cut from
vellum and dark gray card stock. Iridescent sequins finished off the card.

Thanks to Yoonsun for the inspiration and to you for stopping by!