Wednesday 2 May 2018

WWC168 - Helen's Feminine "Anything Goes" Challenge

I'm so glad that we're having a Feminine "Anything Goes" challenge this week.  Helen Finlay is our host and we have some absolutely awesome samples over at the challenge blog.  But this post is all about my card.  I had such fun creating it!

I think everyone has heard about some of our returning colours.  For this card I turned to two of them, since they're featured in the Specialty Designer paper which I've used.  I'm in love with the paper!  Many of the designs have a pearlized finish to some of the images and the shine is wonderful.  For that very reason I've included some silver foil in my card, to match that wonderful shine.

I've had fun including a couple of the new stamp sets and thinlits, too.  This wonderful butterfly, for example, which I've heat embossed in white on Blackberry Bliss is from the Painted Glass Bundle. To add some shine I've used the Clear Wink of Stella in places.

I've used the thinlits from the same bundle for this dainty frame, cut from Rich Razzleberry and attached over a layer of Silver Foil.  The sentiment in the centre is heat embossed in white on a piece of Blackberry Bliss and is from the new Enjoy Life stamp set.

Of course the lovely floral background is from the new Share What You Love Designer Series paper which, as I've mentioned, has a wonderful pearlized finish in places.  Some of those flowers which appear white are actually blue but the light has caught them and they shine as brightly as the silver I've used elsewhere.  In person this is stunning!

My base is the Heavy Whisper White and then I've added a layer of the returning Mossy Meadow, then a layer of Silver Foil and finally the wonderful printed piece.  My butterfly and the sentiment square are both raised on Dimensionals.  As for any other embellishment---well, simply put, I don't think I needed any.

I can see many more projects being created with these products.  I'm in love!

I hope you'll check out the awesome creations created by the rest of the Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.  And then feel free to link up your own creation for us to enjoy.

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:

Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #18 - Lots of Layers

Fab & Funky Challenges #392 - Wet or Dry Embossing

Double "D" Challenges - May Flowers

Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes May Edition


  1. Wow Heidi your card really brings out how stunning the new dsp. I really love your addition of silver foil behind the dsp and that ultra dainty frame. The sentiment is very touching and mindful. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card.

  2. WOW just beautiful Heidi and I love the sentiment! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘May Flowers’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  3. Gorgeous card Heidi - that's the nicest example of using the foil I've seen so far - it looks stunning underneath that Rich Razzleberry.

  4. So cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    Pause Dream Enjoy

  5. Hi Heidi, a beautiful card with a lovely sentiment, the papers look gorgeous and the frame you have used reminds me of the Great Gatsby era. Thank you for joining us at Crafting by Designs, good luck in the prize draw... Megan DT

  6. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ PDE

  7. Wonderful that you have shared your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!
    Jackie DT @ PDE

  8. This is very pretty and the sentiment is so true.

  9. Beautiful card Heidi, I love the background paper you used and that stunning butterfly! Thanks so much for always stopping by with your sweet comments :)
    Hugs, Tammy

  10. Such a pretty creation. I especially love that sentiment and the die cut it's framed with.

  11. Beautiful card...Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’funky:)
    Wendy xx


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