Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams

Our current challenge at HANDSTAMPED SENTIMENTS (#389) is a Sketch. Additional Inspiration: Just Add Ink (#603) for the chosen colors and CAS on Friday (#231) for the theme and card style. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Accent Panel: (3¼” x 3¼”) Silver FoilContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Follow Your Dreams”

Amazing Silhouettes – Blue Butterfly Birthday

Hi! Welcome back.  Two challenges today… Sketch, Theme and Color – Fusion (Blue Butterflies) and Sentiment – Seize the Birthday (#237). Adding the gorgeous new Sun Prints Designer Series Paper available in the current Annual 2022/2023 Catalog. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Background Panel:Continue reading “Amazing Silhouettes – Blue Butterfly Birthday”

Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother

Welcome back…lots of inspiration for today’s card… My creative choices were influenced by: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday Challenge (#552) for the Sketch and color choices, Inspire Create Challenge (#115) that also has a Black/White and free color choice theme, Double Trouble Challenge (#108) for both a Frame and a Butterfly Die, and Retro Rubber ChallengeContinue reading “Beautifully Penned – Wonderful Mother”

Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Enjoy the Moment

It’s a lovely day and I am having a play in the Studio.  A quick clean and simple card for a few challenges… Inspiration: Sketch: Paper Players (#588), Color: Cupcake Inspirations (#542), Style and Theme: AAA Cards (#213), Sentiment: Just Us Girls (#629). Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored atContinue reading “Sharing Sweet Thoughts – Enjoy the Moment”

Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!

Chasing a deadline… Playing with the Sketch Saturday (#696) layout and the Make My Monday (#170) colors. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock. Card Front: (5” x 3¾”) Basic White cardstock. Using Stampin’ Write Markers, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight and Night of Navy, the “arrow”Continue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – It’s Your Day!”

Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday

Another Butterfly…I love the Butterflies…they are so pretty… The current challenge over at Just Us Girls (#619) invites you to create your own Stencils using Dies.  What I great idea!  The die sets that I chose were: Tasteful Labels, Brilliant Wings and the retired Ornate Borders. To complement the Stencils I created, I chose theContinue reading “Brilliant Wings – Happy Birthday”

Wildflower Path – Beautiful Wings Birthday

Let’s Play!! Sketch: Tuesday Morning Sketches (#643); Color: Global Design Project (#329); Theme: Less is More (#458) and Seize the Birthday (#231); bringing it all together Tic Tac Toe (#148) for the sentiment, the embellishment and the use of dies. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic WhiteContinue reading “Wildflower Path – Beautiful Wings Birthday”

Brilliant Wings Butterfly – Thinking of You

Playing around with the current Freshly Made Sketch Challenge (#514) and mixing it up by Water Coloring for the Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge (December) with the colors suggested by the TGIF Challenges (#345). I opted to create an A2 card instead of a Square card. Here is the result: Steps: Card Base: (8½” xContinue reading “Brilliant Wings Butterfly – Thinking of You”

Kindness Matters – Simple Butterfly

Two challenges today.  Via a new friend, I became aware of an Alphabet Challenge and I immediately thought about one of the favorite stamp sets in my stash.  Kindness Matters.  The images in this set include Butterflies and that fit the theme over at CAS on Fridays perfectly. Here is the result: Steps: I choseContinue reading “Kindness Matters – Simple Butterfly”

Butterfly Brilliance – Live, Laugh, Love

Another quick little card to enter into the Fusion Sketch / Inspiration Challenge. and The Cookie Challenge (#157) Here we go…The colors and the sentiment were chosen from the Fusion Challenge Inspiration Photo and the choice of Butterflies for the three shapes in the sketch was influenced by the Cookie Challenge. It was also helpfulContinue reading “Butterfly Brilliance – Live, Laugh, Love”