Hello friends! **This is my first of 2 posts today, but be sure to stop by right after this post for the final post this morning with a special blog hop and prizes available to win!**
Today starts our brand new February challenge over at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies! Remember that this is an always ANYTHING GOES challenge, but you must include a critter somewhere on your project to enter!
We are being sponsored this month by Sparkle N Sprinkle! The DT has created some wonderful creations using their products, so go check it out and play along with us this month! Here’s what I’ve created for the challenge:
I have used this gorgeous January digital stamp release from SnS called Ribbons of Love [DIGI933DE] which was created by my wonderful blog friend Donna Ellis! If you stay tuned in later, you will see another creation I’ve made for the blog hop using this same set! It’s a very beautiful and versatile set to have!
For this card, I’ve used the uncolored images and placed the images together how I wanted them to appear in a Word doc and then printed it out. I printed out an extra butterfly so that I could cut it out and pop it up over the design for dimension. All of the butterflies were colored with Copics.
For the background of my card, I took some Demo Donna’s Lace and placed it over top of a piece of cardstock that I’ve covered with a Super Adhesive Sheet. I then sprinkled some Caspia Sea glitter and burished it over the lace layer. (Sometimes I use the backing from the adhesive sheet to help burnish it in.) After I felt it was burnished in, I removed the lace layer and sprinkled on some Lemonade glitter over the rest which gave me the unique glittery lace background! As you can see, I’ve also taken a small strip of it to add to my design. I have layered that piece with a strip of black fishtail banner and tied a white ribbon bow to attach over it. The butterfly image panel was cut, layered with black cardstock and attached over the middle of the glittery background which as also layered with black cardstock and attached to an A2 sized white top folding card base.
Looking more closely at the card, you can better see the glittery background along with the coloring on the butterflies. The two butterflies at the top was brushed with some Sparkle N Sprinkle Brushable Glue and then I sprinkled some Diamond Dust glitter over top of their wings for a bit more sparkle. I glued the center of the yellow butterfly down and popped up the wings with my finger for a bit of dimension.
Please be sure to check out the 2Crafty Critter Crazies blog for more inspiration from the rest of the design team and I hope to see your critter creation in the gallery this month!
Thanks for stopping in…stay tuned in for my next special post!!