Monday, April 16, 2012
April is birthday month in my family, so I have lots of cards to make! For this card, I used the JUGS #132 challenge: sponging a layer; the Creative Inspirations #158 challenge to use pastel purple, pastel blue, and pastel green and the Our Daily Bread Designs #104 Spring Word challenge (use elements that begin with at least three letters of the word "Spring"); I used "S"-sponging and stamps, "P"-pastel colors, "R"-ribbon, "I"-ink, "N"-nestabilities dies (classic scalloped circle, large and standard circles, large and floral doily motifs), "G"-gems (little blue rhinestones on the main butterfly). I blocked off the center portion and divided it into sections with post-it notes and sponged the different colored strips. In the process, I learned that post-it notes do NOT like to stick to ink! Then I added the flourish from Clear Dollar Stamps' "Elegant Flourishes" set and the butterflies from SU!'s "Sweet Summer" set (a sale-a-bration set) in black ink. Part of the inspiration for this card was the three die cuts I used. They were left overs from another project and fit the color scheme perfectly so I had to use them. The sentiment is from Verve's "Birthday Phrases" and the little dotted line stamped in green underneath is from the CDS flourish set. A little purple butterfly and blue rhinestones finished it off.