Sunday, September 23, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Friday #13

My parents came over for the weekend to help us with some household projects. Eric & my dad finished demolition on the part of the deck that used to connect to our pool and my step-mom did the primer coat on the baby's room. (It's kind of a cross between Bashful Blue and Soft Sky.)

At any rate, that is why I am late with this week's blogger's challenge. We were supposed to make a project using some kind of embossing. For this card, I decided to use both heat embossing and dry embossing.

The layout for this card came from Lauren Meader's Saturday sketch challenge #14. I've loved all the samples on splitcoast of black butterflies on colorful card stock, so I decided to incorporate that into the challenge as well.

The patterned paper is from a really old Die Cuts with a View stack. I just punched out three different colored 1 3/8" squares and then embossed the butterflies on each one with black embossing powder. I also embossed the sentiment in the lower left corner.

As a final touch and to balance the design, I dry embossed three little flowers in the right corner of the card. (It's a little difficult to see in the picture.)

I will be mailing this card out to Victoria, a teenager that is battling cancer right now. Her teacher is trying to collect a card from every state in the country for Victoria. I am more than happy to represent Connecticut. For more information on how you can help, visit Lauren's blog.

I hope you enjoyed my entry this week. Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge entries! You can find links to all of their sites in my sidebar.

Stamps: Priceless, Curvy Verses
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Basic Black, Papertrey Select White Card stock, Patterned paper from Die Cuts with a View
Accessories: Black Gingham Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Black Embossing Powder
Tools: Priceless Classy Brass Template, Embossing Stylus, Light Table, 1 3/8" circle punch, Heat Tool

14 comments:

majkp2 said...

I get to be first! - these are stinkin' cute! thanks for sticking in there.

Lori said...

Oooh, I love how the embossed black butterflies stand out from the light colored papers! So pretty.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Well you may be late posting but c'mon you worked in like a triple challenge!
You got a sketch, bloger challenge and a card for a cause! This is super cute!! She will love it-its so cheerful too-and thats important.

Connie said...

That will be a great card to send to Victoria! I love the black butterflies on the bright colors! Great job on your challenge!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is So pretty!!!!! I love the black butterflies on the colourful background. Very Very Striking!

Vicki

amycara said...

Great card, Stef! I love how the black card stock makes everything POP!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Adorable! Love the colors and layout! -Anna.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Very nice...you're right, the black butterflys are stunning on the patterned paper. You're a real trouper to finish the challenge with all that was going on at your place this weekend!

Lisa Bohler said...

This card is super cute, Stef! Glad you are getting those household projects done, too!

Lisa said...

awesome card Stef, love the layout, and the black embossing on the colored papers really stands out!

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Stef and love the black embossed butterflies as well!

Ida said...

I love the black embossed butterflies. They really do "pop". I also liked the small dry embossed flowers in the right hand corner. Ida

rozie640 said...

Love this card, it's so clean and crisp looking and I love the butterflies stamped on the designer paper, very nice!

Karen said...

love how the butterflies pop on the bright colors!!