Friday, June 14, 2013

In Color Butterflies

  Happy Friday and Happy Last Day of School and Happy New Fab Friday Challenge!  Wow!  That's a lot of happy isn't it?

  It is actually the 20th Fab Friday challenge!  I can't believe we've had that many already.  Time flies when you're having fun.  I hope you've been inspired as much as I have.  I love seeing my fellow design team members cards and get so many ideas from them for my own stamping.  I hope you'll join us this week and break out those new In Colors and create something fabulous!

  Here is the color palette:

  I'll be honest with you…when Mindy gave us this group of colors to work with I was a bit scared…5 colors is a lot and while I like all the colors individually I wasn't quite sure how to combine them into one card.  I thought and thought and then decided that a CAS design was in order to keep a handle on all the color!

  Here is what I came up with:

  This was a super hard card to photograph for some reason…all the white?  The sparkle?  The photographer?  I seriously took about 40 pictures in various rooms, different lighting, phone and camera…It just wasn't happening and this is the best of the bunch.  I like it way more in person.

  The base is Strawberry Slush and then a layer of Silver Glimmer paper.  Next, I embossed a layer of Shimmery White with the new Modern Mosaic embossing folder.  I used the edge of my tag as a guide to trim the corners from these 2 layers to echo the shape of the tag.

  Ink pads and an Aquapainter were used to brush the In Color inks right onto another piece of Shimmery White.  Then I cut out the tag shape with the new Chalk Talk framelits (LOVE these!).

  Then I punched out matching butterflies with the Bitty Butterfly punch and added them to the tag with glue dots.  I dressed them up a bit with rhinestones and then finished the tag with an organza ribbon knot.

  The congratulations banner was stamped with Baked Brown Sugar ink onto more Shimmery White cardstock.  Even though the Sweet Essentials stamp set isn't new I'm still digging it.  I just love the font and the long skinny designs are perfect for banners/flags.  I finished off the sentiment with a large rhinestone.

  So don't be afraid of all these new colors!  Get to stamping and show us your stuff over at Fab Friday!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Essentials

Ink: Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar

Paper: Shimmery White, Silver Glimmer, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Coastal Cabana

Accessories: Modern Mosaic e.f., Chalk Talk framelits, organza ribbon, Bitty Butterfly punch, rhinestones


  1. Beautiful card!! Can't wait to spice it up with these new colors...And I TOTALLY agree -- Happy Last Day of School!!!! More time for Mom to get creative...

  2. I love this Amanda! The rainbow look is so pretty with these colors and all the sparkle is awesome! :)

  3. Very pretty card!! Love the rainbow look!! The butterflies are wonderful!!


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