Friday, March 30, 2018

One of a Kind

Hello friends and welcome back!  This is my final post as a guest designer for Just Us
Girls.  It's been such a fun ride and I so appreciate the amazing and supportive Design Team, they are the best!  This is Wild Card week and the theme is Clean And Simple.  I hope you'll be able to join us this week!

I'm also joining two other challenges, the wonderful sketch challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches, and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge.

SSS Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes

The latest card kit from Simon Says Stamp has a beautiful stamp set with all sorts of butterflies and wonderful sentiments, so I really wanted to use one of those butterflies for my card today.  I used Copic markers to color it, then fussy cut it out since the companion dies are not yet available.  My caveat about the coloring is that I am just learning how to use Copic markers so there is very limited and basic (aka learner LOL!) color blending; the rest is simply colored in with colors that complement the patterned papers.  I love the rainbow designs of the Lawn Fawn patterned papers that were included in the kit and used one of the designs for the banner.

While this card is CAS, I still wanted to add some interest on the card base, so I used a die to emboss a scallop design onto the front panel.  Next, the scallop square die cut was adhered with foam tape, then the heat embossed sentiment and the butterfly were also added with foam tape.  A bit hard to see in the photos but I added a layer of sparkle with an Aqua Shimmer pen on the butterfly and the sentiment strip.

Thanks so much for visiting, it's always so appreciated.  I've added links to all the challenges above, so please be sure to head over there and check out all the amazing inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Beautiful Day, Kind Flowers (both SSS)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Surf Blue (SSS), Black, Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow 6x6 paper pack
Ink:  Hero Arts Intense Black, Versamark
Other:  Copics, Layering Squares Scallop framelit (SU), Scallop Stitched Rectangle die (MFT), Wow Super Fine White Embossing Powder, Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen


cm said...

A swoon-inducing card in every way, from the pretty embossed frame, to the diagonal striped tag, to the gorgeous butterfly! So thrilled that you spent March with us; you're wonderfully inspiring!

Lisa Kind said...

Gorgeous card! I purchased this kit and can’t wait to use it. You gave me some inspiration! Thanks for being such a great JUGs guest this month! We look forward to seeing more of your beautiful entries in the future!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun! Great sue of the sketch. I love the striped banner with the pretty bfly. THANKS so much for joining us this month at JUGS - it was our pleasure seeing your weekly creations!

Patti said...

Hi Stef : )

Thanks a bunch for visiting my blog and letting me know about my win at JUGS!! I had not seen the announcement yet. And thank you for your kind comment. Isn't blogland the friendliest place!!

And isn't blogland the most talented filled place too!! LOVE your beautiful CAS card. I really love the embossed from that you added to bring attention to your perfectly colored butterfly : ) Great design!

♥ Patti

karen h said...

Awesome card! Love the rainbow banner and the beautifully colored butterfly. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

Nancy said...

You have been a delightful Guest Stef and this card is as wonderful as the rest! Love that bold butterfly! Sensational card and Happy Easter to you!

Ina G said...

Great take on that sketch Stef. Gorgeous colourful cas card. Loved seeing your talent over at JUGS this month. Thanks for your inspiration.

Skye said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the lovely bright colours. The butterfly is beautifully coloured.

Beverley said...

Beautiful Steph. I love the embossed scallop frame onto your base card and the beautiful butterfly highlighted with the wonderful rainbow patterned paper. Wonderful use of the sketch and lovely to see you in the CC&S gallery. Hugs Bev x

Fiona Whitten said...

Fabulous, not sure what else to say! Thank you for taking part in this week's CC&S challenge and hope to see more of your projects in the future.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I LOVE this! The colors and stripes and that gorgeous butterfly! The total package! Thank you very much for joining with this past month and sharing all of your gorgeous designs!

Teresa Kline said...

super fun card, luv the framed colors! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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Bobby said...

I love what you've done here, Stef. Some people shy away from CAS but you've shown how you can still have layers and color on a CAS card. The embossed frame adds great texture and the butterfly is lovely with its sparkle. It has been great having you as our guest designer this month.

Maria said...

What a sweet card! Love that butterfly! Great CAS layout.