So I am not going to lie. It is a rainy, gray and nasty day here in Colorado! It is in the low 60's and definitely not pool weather for the kids! I have been spending a few hours every morning in the stamp room... This morning I got an early start and was working on a gift for Tina Riddle! I was surfing the net and decided to look to see what TGIF Challenges weekly challenge was... I haven't really gotten into the groove of a post each day or participating only in certain challenges. I tend to participate in the challenges that trip my trigger! After seeing this sketch I knew immediately what I wanted to do! I have to admit, I COMPLETELY surprised myself with this card! I hope you enjoy...
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Yesterday while cleaning off my work space I found a ton of half sheets of 8.5 x 11" card stock! I folded all of it into card bases to have ready to go and just maybe use what I have right there handy instead of reaching into my stash...
I started this card with a base of Basic Black card stock. I wasn't sure I wanted to put a layer between the DSP and the base but after I started putting stuff together I decided to put a layer of Very Vanilla. The Basic Black and Very Vanilla striped paper is from the DSP Collection called Timeless Elegance. I decided to cut the paper so that the stripes were horizontal much like the sketch! I am usually not that literal with a sketch but it worked!! I recently had an Etsy gift card where I stumbled on someone selling the Rose Plate Die that cuts the paper much like the laser cut in the Artisan Embellishment Kit from the Spring Occasions catalog. I used Rose Plate die on the Gold Foil Sheet and then used Multipurpose Glue to adhere it to the Basic Black card stock as the background! I then tried to come up with my corner embellishment. I cut the medium sized butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits Dies out of Basic Black card stock. First I coated the butterfly with Versamark. I then coated it with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and used our Heat Tool. I did these steps twice to get a super shiny effect. It absolutely came out better than I thought! The sentiment is also heat embossed. It is from the set Birthday Blossoms. I took a small scrap of Very Vanilla stamped with Versamark , used the Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, my Heat Tool and Voila! Oops I almost forgot! I used our new Triple Banner Punch on the end! I attached this to my butterfly using glue dots and then topped it with one of the roses from the Artisan Embellishment Kit. I fastened this to the card using a half of a Stampin' Dimensional!
I know when some of you look at this card and then look at the rest on my blog you are going to go "Wow! Outside her box!". I seriously surprised myself with this one! When I finished this card I literally closed up the stamp room and walked out!
No there will not be an encore tonight LOL!!!
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