Saturday, 6 September 2014

You Only Live Once

This card is a first for me. It's the first time I've ever made a card for more than a single challenge but these two just fitted together into an idea that actually turned out as I imagined it. Love it when that happens!

The first was a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and the second an exciting colour challenge from Pals Paper Arts. I really like this colour combination.



I wanted to use my two new stamp sets, Dictionary background stamp and Kinda Eclectic. The Dictionary stamp in Crumb Cake is on the focal panel and also stamped off into the background layer. Because Blackberry Bliss is such a strong colour, I stamped in two generations to get a variation in tone. but used the colour full-strength for the sentiment. This sentiment stamp came in a second hand Stampin' Up set I bought but I don't think it is actually part of the Eastern Blooms set, so I'm not sure where it's from. Although it hasn't photographed so well, the Papillon Potpourri butterfly with slightly raised wings is sitting on a flat Hello Honey butterfly and this gives a nice sense of movement. The strip is a layer of Crumb Cake then Hello Honey and finished with Blackberry Bliss ribbon.

Update: This card was a PPA Pick

Ingredients list
Card: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Dictionary background stamp, Papillon Potpourri, Unknown sentiment but all Stampin' Up 
Other: Butterfly punch, corner rounder, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, dimensionals to raise the panel and top layer butterfly.






5 comments:

  1. Jan, your card is stunning! Love that some of the pattern continues on the main cardstock and your butterfly photographed beautifully! Thanks for sharing your lovely card with the PPA color challenge this week!!

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  2. This is a gorgeous card! I love the background of Dictionary and the layers look fantastic! The butterfly in Hello Honey is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for joining us at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

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  3. I love how the leaves straddle the card and the focal area. A stunning result.

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  4. You are one talented stamper… This is a beautiful card! Great job on using the colors for this week. Thanks for playing With the pals this week!

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  5. You are one talented stamper… This is a beautiful card! Great job on using the colors for this week. Thanks for playing With the pals this week!

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