Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Simple Card

Happy Tuesday!!

Today was a hot one here. The weather has been so funny lately. Yesterday was cloudy but really cool and today was sunny, muggy and HOT. A good day to stay in and get some stuff done.

Today is going to be a quick share. I created this for three challenges, something I rarely do. Here is my card:

The first challenge was for Curtain Call and I used the colors on my water brushed rectangle that are in the photo below. Aren't they so pretty?

The first thing I did was to stamp the butterfly onto watercolor paper and then heat embossed it using clear embossing powder. I then used PTI Soft Stone, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores and Smokey Shadow stamp pads and a water brush to make the stripes.

I also used the sketch below, as well as the actual card, as my inspiration on how this card would be put together. Both are from PTI's Newsletter in an "Inspiration Archive" article.

The background paper was stamped with a polka dot stamp from PTI. I have to admit that it is not perfect but since this was my fourth attempt at stamping it, I kept it. It irks me to waste paper!!

I added a few elements that were not in the sketch. Instead of a circle, I chose the butterfly shape. I also decided to use foam adhesive to pop up the sentiment banner, giving me room to over lap some enamel dots.

The last element I added was the border at the bottom of the painted rectangle. The rectangle I cut was not big enough so I had to figure out a way to have the bottom stick out. I die cut a piece of Aqua Mist card stock with a PTI "Journal Cards Border" and then trimmed it to fit the rectangle. It was perfect!!

I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamps Wednesday's "Anything Goes" Blog challenge.

I thank you for stopping by!!