I love our feminine challenge! The best part, in my opinion, is that it's an "anything goes" challenge so, as long as I stick to a feminine theme, I can do anything. This time I decided to give some love to the gorgeous Sale-a-bration Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, among other products.
I began with a base of the Heavy Whisper White, followed by a layer of Basic Black which I first cut along the right side using one of the border framelit dies from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies. Just for fun I also rounded the upper and lower corners on that side using my Detailed Trio punch. Then I added another layer, this time the lovely Highland Heather.
For the "main image" I turned to the Sale-a-bration Botanical Butterfly DSP. I decided to cut a piece of the black and white butterfly print. Then I chose a beautifully coloured butterfly from another sheet and fussy cut that to be glued on top of one of the black and white butterflies. I only glued it along the centre so that the wings appear to be ready to take off at any moment. As you can see, that coloured butterfly is what helped me to choose the colours for this card.
Along the lower border I decided to use the open, connected hearts die, also from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits dies. I first cut a piece of the Sale-a-bration Grapefruit Grove Foil and then cut a piece of the Highland Heather cardstock. When I attached the openwork hearts, I did so at a slant so that there would be room for a heat-embossed white sentiment. Then I proceeded to glue in the hearts cut from the Highland Heather. I left one heart open and glued in the appropriate Grapefruit Grove Foil heart.
I wasn't completely happy with the card at this point. It seemed to empty between the butterflies. So I took the small random dots stamp from the Wonderful Romance stamp set and proceeded to fill in the white using Grapefruit Grove ink. I think that was just what the card needed, don't you?
Remember, you can get the Grapefruit Grove Foil and/or the Botanical Butterfly DSP free with qualifying purchases from Stampin' Up! until March 31st.
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I've also entered this creation in the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #86 - Anything Goes
Try It On Tuesday Challenge - Romance
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
Double "D" Challenges - Hearts