Friday, May 20, 2022

Hello, gorgeous

  Happy Friday!!!  It's time for a new challenge from the Cut It Up Challenge Blog.  This week, the challenge is: Out In the Country

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Here is my card for your inspiration:
As I was looking through my STAMPlorations products to see what I wanted to use, I realized that I have quite a number of their products, most of them unused.  This row of butterflies stamp was one of those items and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to use it!!  At first it might seem like this doesn't fit the "Out in the Country" theme, but you definitely see a lot more butterflies out in the country than you do in more urban areas.  I started by die cutting the stitched panel out of white card stock and stamping my image with black ink.  Then I took some small ink cubes in a range of purples and created an ombre, water color look.  I started with the lightest ink, smooshed it onto a small clear stamping block and spritzed with some water.  Then I smooshed the block onto the stamped panel mostly over the first butterfly.  I did the same steps with the remaining three shades of purple.  I stamped "hello" with black ink and then came the magic.  I die cut the word "gorgeous" directly out of the center of my stamped image.  Then I die cut the same word out of three more layers of white card stock and one out of a dark purple (which you really don't end up seeing, but it was worth a try to bring in a little more color).  I adhered them all together and then glued it back into the negative space in my stamped panel.  Unfortunately, I lost the pieces from the loops of the "g's" so the look isn't exactly what it should be.  But it still turned out really cool.  I finished the card off with several small purple pearls to add some interest.  You can see the dimension of the word "gorgeous" better in the photo below.
I had originally thought to do rainbow colors on the butterflies, but I really like how it looks with the monochromatic color scheme.  I may have to give the rainbow a try another time to see how it turns out.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the Cut It Up blog for the full details of the challenge and to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. 

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Butterfly Row" and "Wreaths and Flowers"
Dies: STAMPlorations "Stitched Rectangles" and "gorgeous"

Unicorn Challenge #76--pearls/bling
Die Cut Divas--anything goes
Crafty Calendar--anything goes
Sheepski Designs #67--for the girlz
We Love Stamping--for a lady (or girl)
NBUS #28--never before used schtuff (Butterfly Row had yet to come out of it's packaging--so sad)
Crafting Happiness #63--anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs--die cut or punch
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #544--anything goes with an uplifting sentiment
Simon Says Stamp Monday--texture (with the pearls, raised up die cut word and the die cut stitching)
Try Stampin' on Tuesday #556--die cuts AND/OR sketch

Penny's Challenge #521--anything goes
Double D--monochromatic


crafty-stamper said...

Very clever eclipse card love all the butterflies and the watercolour background
Carol x

ScrappyHorses said...

I think butterflies are perfect for out in the country! We have lots of them out here, but I seldom see them in town. Great technique! You are right, it is magical! I want to try this! Wonderful card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous row of butterflies - so glad they finally got some playtime, Heather!! Thanks for sharing this beauty at NBUS!! Linda, May Guest Designer

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oh and Die Cut Divas too - glad you shared for our May Challenge!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is gorgeous, great creation. I am glad I am not the only one guilty of having stamps I have never used! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us over at We Love Stamping.

Dena J said...

Beautiful monochromatic butterflies! I am always in awe of those who cut into a pretty panel for an eclipse sentiment. Courage! But your lovely success inspires me to try. Thank you for joining the challenge at Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

Darlene said...

Oh Heather this is so, so pretty and love the dimension! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Monochromatic’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


Gerda said...

What a beautiful card!! Love the gorgeous butterflies!!! Love it!!
Have a great day,

Lori Turner said...

Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week xoxox

Donna Scholz said...

Heather, another "gorgeous" card! You are so talented and creative! Thank you for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!! -Donna

Suze said...

Beautiful card Heather. I like that all the focus is across the middle of the card. Thank you for entering the Use A Die Cut or Punch Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs.

Helen said...

Beautiful card - very effective.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Helen x

Irena Stefanova said...

Beautiful, great design Heather! This is a realy gorgeous card!
Thank you so much for joining in with us at Love To Scrap 155-th Challenge.