While my first love is Stampin' Up! cardstock, I find their white and cream cardstocks to be a bit flimsy for card bases, so I ordered some 120# cardstock from Gina K in those colours. I had also ordered the Spellbinders Small Standard circles Nestabilites to go with my Large set. I placed a large enough order to get the free "Believe in yourself" stamp set so here I used all three.
I started with the base weight white, and decided to use patterned paper from one of my favourite My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads. I thought black and white with a bit of red would be fun, so after layering the card front I heat embossed the sentiment and added black and red ribbon.
I stamped the butterfly in red, then die cut the image to ensure I had the right size circle. I die cut a slightly larger circle from the patterned paper to mat the image. I decided the butterfly needed to be glittery so I coloured the blank spaces with my Sakura glitter pen and foam taped the circles over the ribbon and I was done.
Can you believe I made two cards in a row without any extra inking? lol :)
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
- Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge: Black and white with accent colour
- Pretty Little Ribbon: To die for
- Stampin' for the Weekend: Sparkle and Shine
- Simon Says Stamp & Show: Anything Goes
- Craft Your Passion: Die cuts and punches
- The Paper Shelter: Wings and things
- Fussy and Fancy Friday: Punches and Dies
- Pile it On: Sparkle and Shine
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Heavy Base Weight 120# Pure white, Stampin' Up! Basic Black, Whisper White, My Mind's Eye Meadowlark 6x6 Designer Paper Pad.
Stamps: Gina K Designs Believe in Yourself.
Ink: Color Box Fluid Chalk ink Lipstick Red, Versamark Watermark ink pad.
Embossing powder: Stampin' Up! Basic Black.
Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll Clear Star
Ribbon: Red and Black from my stash.
Adhesive: Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive Runner, foam squares.
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circles Small and Large.
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Cuttlebug, scissors, Stampin' Up! heat tool, embossing buddy.