Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Things with wings

Happy New Year!  And welcome to the first challenge of the year from The House That Stamps Built.  This week is a Designer's Choice Challenge and Laurie is challenging us to use something with wings.  Here is my card for your inspiration:
These papers are all scraps from one of my favorite paper packs (and pretty much all that was left of the pack).  The sketch I chose was just perfect for using them and after making this card, I used the remaining scraps to make a few tags which you will be seeing in the near future, I'm sure.  And now, the paper is all gone.  So sad, but happy at the same time that I managed to use them all up.  After piecing everything together for the layout, I had just enough of the blue pattern left to stamp my butterfly and fussy cut it out and than punch out the remaining two butterflies.  I selectively inked up the butterfly stamp to add the antennae to the punched butterflies and I ran a black marker around their outside edges to help them match the stamped butterfly a bit more.  The "Hello" was in my bits and pieces stash.  As I was trying to figure out what I wanted to do for the sentiment, I remembered that I had seen one in my stash while looking for something else.  When I found it, it turned out to be the perfect, bright, cheery yellow to coordinated with the yellows in my papers.  I masked part of my sentiment stamp so all I stamped was the "A happy" and the die cut finishes it off.  I hope you will get a chance to play along with us.  Let's start off the new year on a crafty note. : )

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Butterfly, sm." and "Happy Hello"
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle and "Smartphone" hello

CAS(E) This Sketch #252--sketch

SheepSki Designs #10--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes
Cards Galore--anything goes
Unicorn Challenge #28--anything goes
Hiding In My Craft Room #333--freestyle
Cardz TV #28--anything goes


Patti J said...

Perfection! Great card, Heather! Thanks for sharing!

Esther Asbury said...

Such a cool card design and I love the papers you used! Great way to use up scraps! Such a pretty card!

Glittered Paws said...

Love how you used up your scraps of paper and they look like they were made for this card

Donna said...

What a fabulous background and the butterflies are perfect with it!

Margaret said...

Excellent way to use up those scraps very effective and such a good take on the sketch,love the butterflies.
Thanks for sharing ith CHN patterned paper challenge.
Margaret M DT

Leigh Penner said...

Super pretty take on the sketch!

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at the Unicorn Challenge Blog for Challenge 28 “Anything Goes.” Hugs Jackie (DT)

Carol L said...

I just love the patchwork design and how you used up a favorite paper pad this way! The butterflies are so pretty and I like how you added the sentiment too - very clever and unique! Yes, I am on the east coast in PA, about 45 miles NW of Philadelphia and you are fortunate to have been on vacation in FL during this storm! I hear some parts of FL even got snow! Right now it's howling wind and brutally cold temps. I'm staying put for a day or two :)

Andree said...

A wonderfully colourful card and a great way to use up scraps.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge “Anything Goes”. Happy New Year and good luck x

Unknown said...

great card and layout :)
thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
DT heike 🙂

Chrissy Larson said...

What a fun combo of papers and I love the butterflies!

Cheri said...

This is such a fantastic card, Heather! I love the design you created with those scraps (I love that paper pack too), and then the stamped butterflies on the blue was perfect.

Greta said...

Perfect sketch for paper scraps--just a lovely card!

Loose Stitches said...

Beautiful card Heather, love the butterflies and papers!
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Laurie Unger said...

wonderful job on the challenge! love this layout!

AndreaNorris said...

That's a fantastic way to use up scraps, I think I need to do some of these. thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs this month
Andrea x

Carole J said...

I love your patchwork card! Beautiful papers and design. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge, “Anything Goes”. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
Carole x DT

Unknown said...

Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges and best of luck with your entry.

Mary DT Member for SheepSki Designs...