Thursday, January 26, 2012

on a roll...

Good morning! I guess I'm on a roll with these blog challenges  :}  It's fun, and it "wakes up" my creativity for the day. For today's project, I'm using the Sketch Challenge CCMC186 from the "Create with Connie and Mary" blog. I already knew I wanted to play some more with my Sale-A-Bration goodies, and this card sketch was perfect.
Lots of SAB goodies got to play today... the Fresh Vintage & the Elementary Elegance stamp sets, Everyday Enchantment DSP, and Lucky Limeade 1/8" Organdy Ribbon.
I wanted to do something a little different for my focal point, so I used a chipboard butterfly from the Merry Medley package of On Board Chipboard. When I cover chipboard with paper, I like to use the Anywhere Gluestick. I feel like it's the easiest way to get good "coverage." I also like to use the sanding block and skinny little files from the Distressing Essentials Kit to smooth the edges.

I wanted just a little texture for the bottom section of DSP. So after I stamped the greeting in Poppy Parade ink, I dry embossed the DSP using the Houndstooth Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.
Then I turned the embossed piece of DSP over to the back and gently smoothed it out with a Bone Folder, so I could have just the right amount of texture.

I hope you find a few moments today to let your creativity flow... it always brightens my day when I get a chance to make something pretty!  :}

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  1. This is wonderful Jennifer! I love that chipboard butterlfy and the background stamping that accents the one corner...a great detail! Thank you for joining us at CCMC!

  2. I like how you used the butterfly for the focal image and the stamping in the corner of your layer. So cute! Thanks for playing CCMC!

  3. Beautiful card! I love the little hint of stamping in the corner behind the dsp! Very clever!! And the butterfly is such a beautiful focal point! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. Very cute that DSP...and how you have just a hint of the embossing over the DSP! The stamped corner is darling, too! Thanks so much for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I LOVE all the SAB items on this card. Beautiful! Thakns for playing along with the CCMC sketch challenge this week!

  6. Very pretty! Love the chipboard butterfly! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  7. Fabulous card! I love how you did the extra stamping in the upper corner behind the dsp...what a lovely touch! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!


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