Hi there stampers! We have a sketch challenge this week for TGIF Challenges Blog. I decided to use a bunch of new products form the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog for my card.
I needed to make my mom a birthday card so decided to use the gorgeous butterfly inspired products along with Highland Heather since my mom loves purple. I started with a top folding cardbase made from Highland Heather and embossed the front of the card using the Subtle Embossing Folder that I had inked up with Whisper White Craft Ink. I love to ink up this embossing folder before embossing cardstock as it gives the most beautiful results using it that way.
I then die cut the Botanical Butterfly DSP from the Saleabration catalog using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits along with a piece of vellum. I then stacked the two on top of each other making the vellum be askew to follow the design in the sketch challenge. I then used the Butterfly Gala stamp set to stamp one of the butterfly images several times using Versamark into onto vellum. I then applied Gold Embossing Powder and heat set with my heat tool. I used the coordinating punch, Butterfly Duet Punch, to easily cut out all the butterflies. I used my Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blend to color the back side of the embossed vellum butterflies to make them a light purple color.
I then cut out a circle from vellum using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the “happy” from gold glimmer paper using the Well Written Thinlits. I then used the Well Said stamp set to stamp the word “birthday” in versamark ink and heat set with more of the gold embossing powder.
I added some ink splatters using the Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint to the embossed card base and then added the rectangles to the front of the card after wrapping some Gold Metallic Thread around the bottom. I then arranged the vellum circle and all the die cuts to the front of the card. I added some Faceted Dots embellishments to the front to finish the card.
I hope my mom likes her birthday card! Play along with us this week and let’s see your take on the sketch!