Swallowtail Meets the Blossom Punch
I decided to join the Color Challenge with Connie and Mary this week, I just loved the color combination. I also found a great sketch for the Monday Lunchtime Challenge that Mary Jo is running. I've been wanting to do more with my Swallowtail butterfly stamp so I thought " Do I have to use the whole image every time I want to use it "? Then it came to me "NO". Let's just use part of it and then I'll punch out just a portion and use that. Thus my card was born.
I used a sponge and inked up a piece of white card stock with heavy areas of Bermuda Bay and Strawberry Slush. It's O.K. to have the colors overlay each other for a more natural feel. Once the colors were down I inked up one of the wings from the Swallowtail with Black Ink. If you are unfamiliar with that Stamp it's on page 71 of the Annual catalog.
Then it was just a matter of layering the Blossom punched image with a 1 3/8" white circle. A 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle and a 3/4" Circle of Silver Glimmer Paper. Oh, oh, I spy a Boo Boo...how did I not see that....a bitty bite out of one of my scallops...oh well the pattern must have hidden it!
The Strawberry Slush card base has a panel of white ( 5"x 3 3/4") run through the Big Shot and the Stripes embossing folder .
The Bermuda Bay panel measures 3 1/4" x 2".
Strawberry Slush Banner 3" x 3/4".
Black Chevron Ribbon 3" (wrap and glue 1/4" underneath the B.B. panel.
White Banner 2 1/4" x 5/8"
Use Petite Pairs and Black ink to stamp the Happy Birthday Wishes Banner. Of course I needed another small touch of sparkle...thank you Small Heart Punch!
New Years Resolution " Get More Birthday Cards in the Mail "
this one goes out tomorrow