This card is not for any contest or challenge or even my Etsy stop. A family member lost someone dear to her so here is a card for a sad day. I thought a simple and clean approach was in order.
This card was made for the 1-2-3 Challenge from Crafty Cardmakers. The goal is to use one image; I stamped a butterfly and used pewter embossing powder from Stampin’ Up!, two patterned papers; I technically used 4 patterns since each smaller butterfly is made from patterned paper from Recollections and 3 embellishments; I used brads for the corners, black ribbon and diamond gems on the main butterfly. I also used Cherry Cobbler card stock from Stampin’ Up! for the base and Whisper White behind the image.
I really love using Rich Razzleberry from Stampin’ Up! and glad it sticking around for 2013! This card was originally made for Fusion Card Challenge ~ Hypothesis #14. I also used Stampin’ Up! DSP and Whisper White cardstock.
Have a very neutral birthday! I used Stampin’ Up! Crumb Cake card stock as the base, Very Vanilla cardstock and used heat embossing technique and Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink to create this background. The brown ribbon gives it that kind of French memo board feel to it.
I think I could totally become addicted to making cards for challenges!
Entered to these card challenges:
When I was blog surfing recently, I came across a blog called Crafting Creatures and was blown away at the work that must have gone into this gorgeous card (tip: click on Crafting Creatures to see it). After staring at it for a long while and watching a few you tube videos (naturally I didn’t want to do it wrong!), I decided to incorporate this technique in my cards. I probably should also mention that I have been exploring exploding box cards which look like presents and are beautiful and fun to make! I created this card for a card challenge at Crafty Cardmakers which is another fabulous site I found surfing for blogs to read so check them out!
- Quilling wiki (souqa3.wordpress.com)
This link will take you to Kaiser Craft blog which has the tutorial for this very cute explosion box card!
I have been looking all over the internet the last few days for a tutorial that I saw while browsing on my iPhone in bed one night. I totally fell asleep while doing this so I had no idea where I had actually seen it!!! I was so sure I had seen it on Pinterest but no dice! Then while rearranging icons on my phone I came across Craft Gawker app and thought OMG that’s where I saw it! I looked at the paper section for a couple of hours and finally did a search for envelopes and voila! HERE is where I found the great tutorial.
This is what I made …
I this is how I will encase all my card sets from now on! Now to figure out the measurements for my mini 3″ cards … but that’s for another night.