Wednesday, 18 February 2015

PCCCS#132 --- Happy Birthday Wishes

When I saw the sketch for this week's Paper Craft Crew Challenge I wasn't sure what I wanted to do.  It's been a little while since I used doilies for my background and I wasn't sure about having a background of Designer Paper.  So I sat back and thought about it.  It took me nearly a week to think about it but that's my usual process.  I have to let my subconscious do the designing and then I can go ahead and begin my creating.

 Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 132 #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #cardchallenge

My card began with a piece of Designer Paper.  I love the pale yellows, soft browns and white of the design I chose from the Park Lane Designer Series Paper.  It was subtle enough not to take over the card and allowed me to make my colour choices.  For my base I chose So Saffron and then added a layer of Soft Suede before adding the Designer Paper.

It's difficult to see all the details, but after cutting a piece of So Saffron using my Floral Frames framelit, I stamped it first with the honeycomb from the Butterfly Basics set using So Saffron ink and then stamped it with the fern from the same stamp set using Soft Suede ink after off-stamping once.  Then I sponged around the perimeter of the shape using Soft Suede ink.

I cut a large doily from Soft Suede using the retired Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L Die and attached that behind the floral shape.  After adding some Calypso Coral ribbon tied into a bow (Sale-a-bration), I attached the combined floral shape and doily to the card using Dimensionals.

For my sentiment I heat embossed the greeting from the Petite Pairs stamp set using Calypso Coral embossing powder on Whisper White cardstock.  Then I cut that out using my Ticket Duo Builder punch and sponged around it with both Soft Suede and So Saffron inks.  The butterfly was cut from the reverse side of the design I used as my Designer Paper (providential, huh?) using my Butterflies Thinlits die.


 I finished off with some pearls and two little hearts from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers which I had first coloured using my Calypso Coral Blendabilities marker.

I hope you'll join us this week by linking up your own version of our sketch at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge site.

I've also entered my card in the Seize the Birthday challenge.  Those little heart epoxy stickers are the perfect "toppings". 


12 comments:

  1. Beautiful take on the sketch! Love that butterfly!
    I am your newest follower. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Kristie. Welcome to my blog. I'm thrilled to have you as a follower.

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  2. Wonderful design and fun butterfly.

    Hugs Diane

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  3. I knew I liked your card when I first saw it; then when I was making a card for the sketch, I CASEd it without realizing it - thanks so much for the inspiration!

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    1. Well thank you so much, Kathe. A CASE is a lovely compliment. I'm looking forward to seeing your card.

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  4. Such a pretty card! Good luck in the challenge! :D

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  5. Lovely soft colors and the butterfly over the other flower and doily embellishments is perfect! thank you for sharing it at Seize the Birthday!

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    1. Thank you very much, Colleen. I had fun with this card.

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  6. Gorgeous details and fabulous colours. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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    1. Thanks so much, Glenda. I enjoyed the challenge.

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