Friday 17 June 2016

STAMPlorations a reminder

Its Friday, its 2 o'clock, well here anyway, so its time for a reminder that the STAMPloration's June sketch and theme challenge still has a couple of weeks to run.
Here is my card for the DT inspiration.

I used the sketch and the theme but you can use either if you prefer!


For my card I started off by inking the top panel through my ARTplorations stencil, Dots All Over quite randomly with Versamark then embossing in a silver pearl EP . The bottom panel I embossed with the same stencil by running it through my Big Shot with the tan mat to give it a subtle texture.
As I was making an anniversary card I wanted to include some silver, so added a strip between the two white panels.
I'd seen Anja's gorgeous inspiration card over at Tag You're It, so decided to take it as my inspiration for my detail. I die cut a tag and washed some Mermaid Lagoon DI in a w/c manner, then die cut a leaf stalk and twig. The butterfly, Blossom Like a Butterfly was stamped on vellum then fussy cut. I felt it needed a little colour so washed some Wilted Violet over the back. This made the vellum pucker up and I thought I'd made a mistake, but it actually worked in my favour as it made the butterfly a little more sturdy. The sentiment is made up of a magazine anniversary freebie and the HAPPY is from the Banners and Balloons set.
All the panels and tag were then glued flat onto a C6 base card.

OK, that's all from me. For more fantastic inspiration, please check out the rest of our fab DT where you will also find out all the Ts and Cs, then why not join in.

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  1. Such a pretty card! Love the softness! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. I love this card Julie, so simple but still packs a punch.
    Crafty hugs

  3. Completely gorgeous, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  4. Wow this is so lovely the whole design makes it perfect for all those challenges. Glad you joined us over at Tag You're It.

  5. This is really beautiful xx

  6. Gorgeous card Jules. LOVE the heat embossed stenciling. And your tag is beautiful --- the colours are striking! xx

  7. Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the background behind the tag too! Thanks for joining us at Tag You’re It!

  8. Breath taken away, Julie! A stunning anniversary card...chic and stylish, especially with the subtle stenciling/embossing, the sponging/tag, the strip of silver and, of course, the swoon-inducing butterfly! WOW is right! So delighted you shared this gem at Tag, You're It!

  9. Beautiful, Jules! You captured all the elegance of Anja's tag/card, yet yours has it's own stamp of butterfly beauty. Thank you for joining in the fun at TYI!

  10. Congratulations on the win over at the Tag challenge...this is one very pretty card. Love the colours and the layout x


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