|My Favorite Things Color Palette Challenge|
|Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge|
|Papertrey Ink March Blog Hop Challenge|
So without further delay, here's the card I've created.
I began by die cutting and stamping some butterflies from the MFT Blissful Butterflies set using die inks, and then I stamped over them with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add that "high gloss" look for the PTI March Blog Hop challenge. [Unfortunately, the glossy embossing didn't show up in my photos] :( I don't have any MFT inks so I used Pear Tart from Memento and Lavender Moon and Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink, along with Classic Kraft cardstock for the MFT Color Palette Challenge.
I picked out that adorable ledger paper and another gorgeous patterned paper from a cute 6x6 paper pad. I used a Spellbinders die to die cut the strip on the left side of the card to add a little extra detail. The sentiment panel was cut with a Flourishes die from this set. The sentiment itself is from the Lil' Inker Sun Sentiments stamp set. I inked up the edges of each piece for the card front with PTI Chamomile ink before adhering everything together.
I intend to give this card to a special girl at work for her birthday, but it could easily be used as a Mother's Day card as well - just use a different greeting on the inside according to the occasion - therefore I'm also entering it in the SSS Wednesday Challenge.
I wanted a little more glossiness on this card, and I attempted to create my own enamel dots, but that was an epic fail! So I settled for some pretty pearls from my stash instead. :) At least you can see the shine on the pearls in photos! [I'm still disappointed the butterflies don't look glossy, but o-well]
Over all, I love this card. It's one of those cards that turned out just exactly how I envisioned it in my head.
Have a happy hump day tomorrow! TTFN