Happy Tuesday, peeps! Time for another wonderful ColourQ challenge! But first, let me show what we woke up to yesterday morning:
This is more snow than we’ve had ALL WINTER!! Pretty….and probably gone by this afternoon!
Anyway, here’s the gorgeous springy palette Arielle has chosen for us today:
Beautiful! I needed another hostess thank you card, and since my hostess purchased the Papillon Potpourri set and the matching punches, I decided to use them for her card. She also loves purple…..so that Wisteria Wonder was perfect:
I used the Unscripted Sketches sketch #203 to get me started:
I already had a little piece of white cardstock embossed with the Delicate Designs embossing folder, so I used that for my left panel. I stamped the foliage from Papaya Collage in Lucky Limeade, but it looked a little too bright with my butterflies, so I layered it with a piece of vellum to soften it a bit:
The butterflies themselves were stamped first with the silhouette outline stamp, after “stamping off” the ink on some scratch paper, then over-stamping the detailed image in full-strength ink. The punch makes it a breeze to cut them out! Added some pearls and mounted them on the vellum.
I stamped the “thanks” from Kindness Matters in Always Artichoke and punched it out with the small oval punch, but it looked naked without a mat! Much to my surprise, I found that a 1 1/4” scallop circle punch-out, cut in half between the scallops and repositioned, created a perfect oval mat for my sentiment! I LOVE it when I can get extra use out of my punches!!! (Somebody else probably already thought of this, I am sure!) You can just barely see the overlap in this photo:
I finished my card by embossing the front with the Elegant Lines embossing folder…I love the effect, but it does make the card front a bit “floppy”!!! But I hope she likes it! I hope you will stop over at the ColourQ blog to see the amazing projects the other designers have come up with too! They are fantastic!
After spaghetti for lunch, Cassidy totally enjoyed the green jello cake I made….she even had some on her nose!! Have no idea how THAT got there!