Monday 7 April 2014
Yellow and Butterflies at Mrs A's
The theme this week at Butterfly Challenge is of course Butterflies, and the twist is use the colour yellow. Mrs A requested a bit of yellow anywhere on your card...does not have to be on the butterfly. The sky is the limit!
I have been organizing in the craft room and had noticed some Color Bok Yellow Cadmium Chalk ink. Seems a funny place to start, but I went on a search to find things to go with.
The cloud paper is a snippet from a scrapbook layout and I embossed it with a Falling Snow EF. I was trying to get the varied look of raindrops. This embossed clouds snippet slid under the aperture that was created by using the negative of a S/B circle, cut from a snippet of blue card.
The butterfly is from the dollar store. Think they are a packet of 6 for a dollar so expect to see a few more here eventually! lol
I stamped the sentiments on a couple of snippets of white card on which I used the Yellow Cadmium quite liberally, as I wanted a good amount of yellow for the challenge.
Here is a close up of the embossing...
I am quite happy with the way this turned out. It was quick and easy to make and I managed to use a new stamp set for the outside sentiment as well as one from 1999 for the inside sentiment.
My neighbour made one of these cards too. It was my turn to design and create the card kit for our weekly paper crafting day. This was the card I kitted up for us. She is so creative...she embossed the outside snippet of dark blue cardstock in another pattern. It really looked great! I think I will make another of these and try that extra embossing on my next one!
Card base and envelope - cream card from my stash
DP - Little Yellow Bicycle Escape Above The Clouds
Card Stock - snippet of blue and white card
EF - Falling Snow
Dies - Spellbinders sentiment banner and circle die
Stamps - Happy Birthday is Penny Black Friends acrylic stamp; inside sentiment is 1999 PSX D1813 (VOS)
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. The Butterfly Challenge - must use at least one butterfly and the colour yellow
2. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge- Birthday
3. Two Peas April Moodboard Challenge - use colours from the April Moodboard
4. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets