Hey there!! Happy Friday!! Gotta card for a couple of challenges: ColourQ and Taylored Expressions (TESC153). When I saw the new sketch for TESC my heart sank a little bit! I mean... just look at that sketch! How do you figure out how to fit 8 little squares, circles, whatever on a A2 sized card and make it look good?? But after a bit of think and looking at what the TESC design team (and if you want to see some fantastic cards, please take a look at the design teams' cards) came up with I had my fairly simple idea.
One of my favorite TE sets is Discover Your Wings. One of the butterflies in the set is the perfect size for trimming out and popping up on a card in the numbers I needed. So.. I stamped eight butterflies using Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron inks (the ColourQ colors are: Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Daffodil, Lucky Limeade, Early Espresso & white). I don't have Delightful Daffodil or Lucky Limeade inks, so I subbed in So Saffron & Pear Pizzazz. The large floral image was stamped using Pear Pizzazz. I trimmed out all the butterflies, added the gems to their bodies and then popped them up on the card. The main floral image was matted using both Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron card stocks. Now where is the Early Espresso on the card you might ask. Well I used it for the sentiment. I thought about trying to color some gems with a Copic marker, but decided against it because I didn't think it would look that good.
Anywhoo... thanks for stopping by...
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI white; SU! Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron; Inks: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz & Early Espresso; Stamps: TE Discover Your Wings; Gems: Hero Arts & Want2Scrap