Sunday, 22 April 2012

Believe in yourself

For the first time I placed an order with Gina K designs recently, and it came in last week. I was really excited to get the stuff and I had to play with it right away.

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:
  1. Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge:  Black and white with accent colour 
  2. Pretty Little Ribbon:  To die for 
  3. Stampin' for the Weekend:  Sparkle and Shine 
  4. Simon Says Stamp & Show: Anything Goes 
  5. Craft Your Passion:  Die cuts and punches 
  6. The Paper Shelter:  Wings and things 
  7. Fussy and Fancy Friday: Punches and Dies 
  8. 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.


Sarah said...

Such a wonderful card!

Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Anonymous said...

Very stylish card and a striking colour combo.Beautiful.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Shirley said...

Lovely card, butterfly is gorgeous.
Shirley xx

Chrissy said...

So pretty Cathy, love the butterfly with her sparkly wings, gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’


BethieJ said...

Your card is LOVELY!! That butterfly is so PRETTY!
Thank you for joining us at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Gorgeous card, sweetie and I love the image you have used….. Thanks for joing at TPS ........


Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x

Bonnie said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

buglvr2010 said...

This is such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.

Thanks for joining us this time at Stampin for the weekend.