Yay for challenges! I'm really enjoying doing the Mojo Monday Challenge! It gets me creating when I otherwise probably wouldn't. I should add that I also have an insanely busy spring with wedding showers, baby showers, weddings, and LOTS of birthdays - oh, and through Easter in there too! Needless to say, cards are in high demand right now.
I may have said this before, but often times I find the layout to be the most difficult part of designing a card. I might have my colours and papers picked out, but what to do with them!?!?
Bring on the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge!
Here's what I came up with:
I used Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, and Basic Gray for my colour combo. The stamped image is from a hostess set Up in the Air that I borrowed from one of my team members, Lorna! Thanks Lorna for helping me make this lovely card! I coloured the stamp with the current In Colours and added a little Dazzling Details Glue to the butterflies. (Oh, before I forget, I used White Shimmer card stock for that 3.5" circle) See the shimmer?
And that cute little crochet flower? At first I dyed it using a reinker but I only had Elegant Eggplant so it turned out a little to redish purple for my liking so I just used a Wisteria Wonder Marker and colour the top. I like how the white still peeks through making it look like two colours of thread crocheted together. As an afterthought, I stuck a basic rhinestone in the middle.
I also embossed the flag with the Adorning Accents heart embossing folder. This is such a versatile product! Works great for little accents as well as envelope flaps, and card edges and I'm sure much more that I am yet to discover! The leaves are actually punched from the 5-petal punch and I creased, curled, and sponged. I adhered the flower on the card with a glue dot.
So that's it! Hope you liked today's challenge card! I had a great time making it. Best part, it was probably an under 30 minute card and if you were to CASE it, it'd take even less time!
Enjoy your day!
Stamps: Up in the Air
Ink: Basic Black, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeaid, Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers
Card Stock: Wisteria Wonder, Basic Gray, White Shimmer, Concord Crush, Twitterpated DSPAccessories: Crochet Flower, Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Details Glue, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, 3.5" Circle Bigz Die, Stampin' Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Ribbon Border Punch, 5-petal Punch, glue dots