Fab Friday 167, but First a Follow-up

Just Add Ink Follow-up

Last week I played along with Just Add Ink’s color challenge #464 of Granny Apple Green, Soft Sea Foam, and Flirty Flamingo.  You can see my card here.  Imagine my complete surprise when, sitting at the airport, I saw the email update that I had won the challenge!  I am so incredibly honored and, now that I am home, have added the widget to my blog.   

Fab Friday 167

Before I left for NY, I created a card for this challenge, but was not happy with it.  After getting home, I needed to create thank you cards for some cousins we visited. Therefore, I decided to try creating a card for this challenge again.   However, I had been looking at this newly created card since yesterday afternoon when I “finished” it.  After trying a couple of additions, unsuccessfully I might add, I finally (!!) stumbled across an idea:  black enamel dots leftover from Halloween.  Finally, I feel finished!

Here’s the FabFriday167 sketch:

Here’s my card:


All the Elements

The border element should have been easy to figure out, but I had a difficult time deciding on it.  I’d completely forgotten about the scalloped die in the Seasonal Layers die set.  Therefore, I wound up using the Decorative Ribbon Punch (item 143721).  This SAB DSP has really gotten a work out and I have one full sheet and then pieces left.  There are multiple reasons I love this DSP.   One of which is the ability  to punch the large (inside) and small (outside) butterflies at once using the Butterfly Duet punch (item 148523).

The stamp from the recently retired All Things Thanks stamp set, fits perfectly when stamped vertically on the Everyday Label punch (item 144668).  I like to mat this sentiment punch so, I punched a black one, cut it in half, and attached it so just a thin border shows on the top and bottom.  Then, I used the Stamping Write marker to outline the sides of the Whisper White punch, and, ta-da, I’d completed the sentiment element, and finishing the card soon followed.

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CASE the Designer for #GDP192

Botanical Buttlerfly DSP

I still get amazed with how beautiful this SAB DSP is for each and every pattern.   Since I knew I wanted to use this again, I let the paper guide today’s creation.  See my #GDP191 entry here, for whichI  just happened to earn an honorable mention.  I am truly honored!  

When I saw the following design for this week’s challenge, I knew I was going back to this wonderful DSP!  

Here’s the challenge card:

Here’s my card:

Do You See What I CAS’d?

First, the white background mat, although I used the Subtle TIEF to emboss the mat.  

Second, my sentiment is in the same position.

Third, I used the blue and yellow colors as inspiration for the DSP and mats.

Fourth, I used three pearls instead of the three enamel dots.  I know what you are thinking ~~ where did I get the Daffodil Delight colored pearls?  Those are the white SU pearls which I colored using the Stamping Blends.  That was more fun than I thought it would have been!  Try it, you’ll love changing the pearls to match your project.

Fifth, instead of the banner, I used a whole panel of the gorgeous butterfly DSP matted in Basic Black.  I really like the way the Basic Black makes the DSP pop right off the card.  

What I Used…..

The Botanical Butterfly DSP is the star, of course.  The colors on the card are Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set. There are also dimensionals popping up the sentiment.  

All the elements of this card came together pretty quickly, and it was all because of the gorgeous DSP.  Slowly but surely I am working my way through the fantastic prints.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a Peachy day!