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Thursday, May 22, 2014

I'm Back!!!

Hello my fellow bloggers and crafty friends! Thanks for sticking with me.  It has been such a long time since my last post but I am out of hibernation and ready to share some new cards I have been working on this week.

First up are these two cards: 
 I based these cards off of this Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #220 :

I needed two thank you cards and both recipients favorite colors are pink and purple. The first card is pink and I stamped the white card base using Worn Lipstick DI and HA Envelope Pattern stamp.


  For both cards I cut a 2 1/2" strip of pattern paper and die cut a circle just below the top of the strip and adhered it to the card base with foam dots. I die cut the butterfly from pattern paper and wrapped black floss around the body and tied a knot at the top to make the head and antennas then adhered the butterfly with foam dots to the center of the circle.
I think I might add a dot of glue to hold the antennas in place. They tend to get stuck under the wings sometimes.
I die cut the banner then stamped the thank you sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. After rummaging around in my bling drawer I found these pink metal flowers with holes in the center which I filled with a pearl dot and adhered them to each end of the banner. I glued the banner towards the bottom of the pattern paper strip and was done. 
 
I liked the sketch so much that I made a second card with it:
This  is has both purple and pink. I stamped the Envelope Pattern in Shabby Shutters DI and the butterfly is purple.
I made the same banner except I used some glittery pink flowers with a rhinestone in the center. I think I still have time to enter the Sweet Sunday challenge. It has been months since I have entered any challenges so it will be fun getting back in the groove of things.
I found this card by Joyce over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:
I loved that it was only one layer and thought it made a very nice sympathy card and reminded me that I need to start  replenishing my sympathy card stash.
 
Here is how my card turned out:
 The stamp I used was from an old Rubber Stampede called Palm Leaf (I don't even know if they are around any more). I have used this stamp  several times over the years.
I used Shabby Shutters and Mowed Lawn DI for the leaves. On some of the leaves I used both colors, inking the stamp first with the lighter Shabby Shutters than inking over that with the Mowed Lawn. The rest of the leaves are stamped using just the Mowed Lawn. All I had left to do after the palm leaves was to stamp the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and add the butterfly. Such a simple card but I love how it looks.
 
I have so much to share from our winter travels I just need to get on the ball and do it. But right now the weather is super nice and I need to attend to my poor neglected flower gardens. They look so shaggy.
 
I'll be back soon I promise!
 






2 comments:

  1. Teresa!! It's so great to see you back online, I've missed seeing your creations!

    Love those pretty butterfly cards, especially the one with the polka dots! They are both fabulous though!

    The sympathy card is very sweet, lovely CAS card!

    Welcome back :)

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  2. Beautiful! LOVING the butterflies!!!!!

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