Friday, March 26, 2010

Awash with challenges!

Hi there blog peeps! The weekend is almost here - yay! Well, I have to share that I I just got my sneek peak stamp set yesterday and it is super cute. It's called Awash with Flowers {which will be available on April 1st} so of course, I had to bust it out and play. And what could be more fun than playing with a new stamp set and getting inspiration from a couple card challenges? I put together a card with the Mojo Monday 131 challenge and the Embellish Color Challenge with stitching. Here's a look at what these challenges look like:

Don't these look fun? For the Embellish Color challenge, I didn't quite have an aqua color on hand to use, so I went with Bashful Blue. The other colors I used were Pretty in Pink, Kraft, and for the ink, I used Chocolate Chip. Here's a look at my full card:
The Awash with Flowers stamp set is a 2 step stamp set, meaning that there's the outline of the image as well as "filler" images. Aren't these flowers fun? This set will also be in the new Stampin'Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog coming out in July! Now, for the Embellish challenge, I incorporated the stitching around the edge of my card. Since I had my sewing machine still out from my purse project, I practiced with 2 types of stitching, even. I still have a lot of work to do, but I'm having fun experimenting and learning, one stitch at a time!
Here's a look at the card from a slight angle. Not sure if you can tell, but I shaped my butterfly wings a little by using a bone folder. This adds a bit of a curve and gives the wings some dimension. I also used a sponge dauber around the edges to soften up the lines a bit. Here's the full recipe for you:
{Awash Butterfly Birthday card}
*Stamp Set: Awash with Flowers, Happy Moments
*Cardstock: Kraft, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
*Inks: Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Creamy Caramel {sponged around the edges}
*Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Scallop Trim Border punch, Linen Thread, Pretties kit half pearls, Sherbet button
Thanks for stopping in!


Julie A. said...

Beautiful card, Rose! I love the soft colors. When I first saw this set, I didn't care for it at all, but I keep seeing amazing cards being made with it, so I might just have to get it:)

I hope you have a terrific weekend!

Anonymous said...

Shut the front door!!! Look at this card, it is perfection! Seriously, you rocked the mojo and the colour challenge but also the card rocks! Love all your little details, stitching, the border punch, everything!

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Wowza Rose! This is just gorgeous perfection!! OMG! I am loving that new stamp set!! Still figuering out all of the ins and outs of my new business.....have to get to ordering some new sets!! You always inspire me in so many ways! Thanks so much! GREAT CARD!!! :)


Helen F. said...

Love the new stamp set, Rose~your card is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for the challenges!

Maile Belles said...

What a gorgeous card, it full of fun details! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Karen B. said...

Oooh, lovely image to choose for these colors and design. I love the way you tried out varying stitching, I think it worked out great!

Cindy Major said...

Another gorgeous card! Great use of the challenge colours!

Charlene Austin said...

Wow I love that stamp set. I haven't bought an SU set for ages but I think I see a purchase in my future! GREAT card.

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card Rose!
I had made up my mind that I was going to pass up this stamp set... I have now changed my mind. :)
I LOVE the colors!

Be(e) said...

Gorgeous card, Rose! That stamp is amazing, I love how you used it on the panels!!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

The stitching is great! Love how its zig zag then straight! Thanks for taking on an Embellish challenge.

Mariana Grigsby said...

What a beautiful card, Rose!...I love that stitching! Thanks for playing along with us!