Hello lovely readers! I’m in great spirits tonight and ready to share my latest challenge cards with you all. I decided to have fun with the graphics this week as I’m getting more confident using my photo editing software so I hope you like the new designs I put together for my titles.
As for the card making, I made an effort to use different paper pads, stamps and techniques this week, but of course, you’ll see some of the usual suspects. Please forgive me and my old dog nature. So here goes!For day six I pulled all my inspiration and papers from a paper pad I hadn’t yet used. I don’t love everything in this pad, but it was on sale and there were enough interesting patterns for me to pick it up and take it home. I’m really glad I did, because although the colors are a bit outside my comfort zone, I absolutely adore the way this card turned out. I’m calling it my Boho note.
I used a new paper punch to punch the notebook paper edge and the “notes” lined paper came from a bit’s and pieces pack from Basic Grey. The butterfly is punched from Paper Source Gold Shimmer cardstock; beautifully heavy and shiny paper. I love it! Oh, and the stamps come from two different sets, this one and this one.
For day seven I made this sophisticated little number, which I couldn’t for the life of me figure out how to finish. It’s the same when I get dressed for a night on the town. I pick out a great dress and then I stop. No accessories seem perfect, I don’t know how to put on makeup and then I never feel finished. I think this card needs more accessories. A couple of smaller butterflies in the large circle, perhaps a banner in the top right. If I ever sit down to finish it I promise I’ll share the results with you.
As for the supplies, well I hate to admit this, but the pink and grey papers are both from that amazing Nostalgia paper pad, again. Honestly, I had thought I removed all traces of that pad from my immediate vicinity. I had vowed not to use it this week. And then in the midst of all the card making, there they were, perfect for one another and onto the card they went without even realizing what I had done. The script paper I used for the smaller circle is from My Mind’s Eye also, but its a scrap piece from way back and I’m unable to locate it online. The stamp is from the bargain bin at Michael’s and again I don’t have a link for you. So sorry.
I made this day eight card at Wednesday craft night with the ladies. One of my friends was making baby cards and I was inspired to make a card for my Bub. I probably won’t give it to him. I’m sure it will end up attached to a baby shower gift at some point, but it was made with him in mind. I used my other favorite paper pad for this card, some acrylic alpha stamps and a few bits and pieces from around my studio. I finished it off with some stitching and a stamp that only a butterfly addict such as myself would have and love.
Thank you for popping in to see my latest creations today. I’m loving this challenge, it’s really making me craft consciously which I hope will go a long way toward improving my skills.
In what ways do you push your crafting boundaries? I would love to hear all about it in the comments below.
Keep pressing on,