Sunday, April 10, 2011

WMS Sketch Challenge #42

It has been a good weekend. I have spent my time reading crafting books from the library and working on cards. Love it! I was supposed to be filing taxes, but I guess there is always tomorrow. How can you blame me?

Finally have had a chance to play in the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge. This is a weekly challenge but I don't seem to get around to it as often as I'd like.

Here's the sketch:

I used the opportunity to create one more birthday card. One can never have too many in one's stash! Our weather has been dreary and cold, so I think I was trying to urge spring along with this one.

I Cuttlebug embossed the top and lower portions of the designer paper using two different folders. I recently acquired the new Spellbinders banner dies and found a Waltzingmouse sentiment to fit. These stamps are polymer so I was able to curve the words to follow the banner.  The butterfly was stamped on acetate twice and cut out. I used double sided tape to apply three colours of glitter to the back of the images, and left the wings loose on the topmost butterfly. I created a narrow border around the panel with the same tape and applied lilac glitter and burnished it into the tape; a nice subtle border with a bit of pizzazz.


Thanks for visiting! Hope your weekend was just as fun as mine!

8 comments:

Debgem said...

What a super backing - love the paper and different embossing, and I like the way you've punched a space for the butterfly! Super!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

This is great. Your patterned paper looks fab all embossed with the theme. Lovely colors and a great tag. Thanks for choosing to play along with the Walzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge this week.

Kelly S. said...

That truly does look like velvet paper, the texture on this is amazing! LOVE the gorgeous purples of the butterfly against these sweet pastels. Fabulous!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty, Charmaine! I love the colors and the embossing and the glitter border is perfect! Thank you for joining us at WMSC this week!

CraftyJo said...

What a great idea for doing a glittery, matching edge! The whole card is lovely and the butterfly is gorgeous.

Tracy said...

Your card is so pretty. Love your butterfly.

Pauline said...

This is beautiful! I love the embossed paper, and the added pizzazz!

SherylH said...

Beautiful card Charmaine -- first saw it over at CST and had to come over here to get the details. I especially like the use of the embossing folders on the designer paper and see that I will have to look into the Spellbinder banner set as well!