"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

happy birthday...

Hello!!  I'm getting back into the card-making groove and made this little card for a few challenges:  Less is More (colors), STAMPlorations (sketch),  Time Out (celebrations with a twist:  butterflies) and ATCAS (gold). 

 

Recently my bloggy friend, Deepti, showcased a wonderful set of stamps from STAMPlorations and it really caught my attention so I checked out their website.  They have lots of amazing sets and I hope that one day very soon I will be able to pick up a few, but in the meantime I have decided to play along with their current sketch challenge.   For the bottom two angled images I embossed my cardstock with a Spellbinders plain square die.  I then cut the final layer with the same die and stamped it with my butterfly image (from Stampin Up! Backyard Basics) using grey ink.  The splats (from SU! Gorgeous Grunge) were stamped over the butterfly in turquoise and lime green inks.  I stamped some additional splats using yellow ink before mounting my stamped piece.  The sentiment (from Altenew Label Love) was stamped in a dark green ink trimmed out and adhered.  It is hard to tell, but the little dots on either side of the sentiment and the one in the center of the butterfly are gold.  I quite like how this one turned out!

Thanks for stopping by...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white; Stamps:  Stampin Up! and Altenew; Inks:  Stampin Up! and Memento; Die:  Spellbinders;  Gold dots:  My Mind's Eye

17 comments:

Greta said...

I absolutely adore this card, Rosemary! Fabulous use of the sketch & colors!

Robin K. said...

I really like how you used the sketch Rosemary! Cool card!

sandie said...

I love how you have made the sketch so CAS, the embossed frame is just gorgoeus and the splashes of colours really pop, giving interest and a focus. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT and ATCAS

Sid said...

Your layering really adds to the elegance of this card !! Great card for LIM !

Olga said...

Gorgeous, love the clean yet elegant look!!!!

Chrissie said...

This is simply superb Rosemary... what a great design!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Deepti said...

Oh wow ! I love how simple yet stunning ur card it, those splashes of colors are beautiful :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS and Stamplorations !

Lisa said...

Simple yet oh so pretty Rosemary!!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Super card Rosemary, delicate feminine and gorgeous. Love those de-bossed squares a lot.
Thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less is more

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job combining challenges, Rosemary! I love your butterfly, and your splatters are fabulous!

Anne said...

Gorgeous layout Rosemary, love that sketch!
Thanks so much for joining LIM this week
Anne
Less is More Designer

Kathyk said...

DEEEEEE lightful card!

Kathyk

Kylie said...

I am yet to use dies to emboss and I really should learn how tk do it. Thanks for the inspiration. I love the colours and the wonderful butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations and ATCAS xx

Gay Peplow said...

Absolutely love this beautiful card Rosemary, brilliant use of the colours and a fab design :D gay x

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous, Rosemary ... the outline butterfly is fabulous with those wonderful splotches of colour! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

I love how you embossed some of the frames so that the focus remained with the top square, Rosemary! And the splats look fabulous :) Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations :)

Beverley said...

Stunning! A perfect balance of elements :) Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x