for YOU

5/25/20 Honorable Mention at Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges!
5/31/20 Honorable Mention Winner at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog!
6/15/20 Top 3 Winner at The Creative Crafters!

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! I’m back at it… got all my household chores done yesterday afternoon, and my DT responsibilities were all caught up, so I created a pretty card for The Outlawz Tuesday Color Challenge. Our sponsor this month is Sherry West Art so come on over and play! Despite the complex appearance, it was quite simple and went together pretty quickly. We were given a gorgeous Tic-Tac-Toe board to use as inspiration, and I focused on the square at the top right going down to the bottom left – using (1) butterfly/bling/white, (2) heart, and (3) flower/green. When I spotted the green in the base of the flower petals (my all-time favorite color) I chose green as the predominant color in my card along with the white.

I cut a square card base and layered green patterned paper cut about 1/16″ smaller than the size of the card base. I heat embossed a line of hearts in white on a piece of green cardstock and adhered it to the bottom of the front panel. I punched a small butterfly and embellished it with tiny green gemstones, and set it aside. I stamped the sentiment in green ink and cut it with a small stitched rectangle die, and set it aside.


I heat embossed a large flower on vellum (from the under side) using white embossing powder and then gently turned the petals and leaves white by breaking the fibers with a ball stylus. I adhered the image to green cardstock with my Xyron Creative Station and cut it with a stitched circle die. I adhered a thin stitched circle frame on top of the flower and then adhered the entire focal image to a white lacey circle die cut. I adhered the piece to the card front and added the butterfly and sentiment. I finished the front with a few larger green gemstones.


I stamped the inside sentiment in green ink, embellished the panel with a strip of the green cardstock, and then adhered the panel onto more of the green cardstock.


And one more peek… love how this turned out! Stamping and embossing on vellum yields such a beautiful result and I don’t do it nearly as often as I should!


Sharing in these additional challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #5-2020 – Anything Goes
CASology: Week 368 – Plant
Classic Design Challenge: May Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers: #257 – Butterflies
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenge: #2020 – Anything Goes
Paperbabe Stamps: #119 – Picture Inspiration

QKR Stampede: #399 – Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters: Birds, Bees, Butterflies
The Creative Crafters: #28 – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown: #457 – Tic-Tac-Toe – embossing, die, image

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke cardstock, Stampin’ Up Botanical Gardens DSP, Strathmore Vellum
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Birthday Blooms stamp set, The Cat’s Pajamas Simply Stacked Sentiments stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Stampin’ Up Always Artichoke ink
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers dies, Spellbinders Lacey Circles die, Stampin’ Up Bitty Butterfly punch, Memory Box Stitched Rectangle Layers die
Accessories:  Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, MISTI stamp tool, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Gemini Junior die cutting machine, Xyron Creative Station, Darice green gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

6 thoughts on “for YOU”

  1. Leslie, this is so stunning! I am going to have to try this technique. It’s been a while since I embossed on vellum, but I remember liking the outcome. Green was always my fav color, too, until a few years ago, when I started loving purple. A super gorgeous card you have made! So glad you made this for the Outlawz Color Challenge!

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