This was for yesterday's Color Challenge on SCS, Wild Bananas. . .to use Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou and Barely Banana. What a fresh color combo! I really like it and will have to use it more often! I used my new Cause For Celebration set from Stampin' Up. It's a Level 2 Hostess Set in the Spring-Summer Collection. I just LOVE this butterfly from the set. It's filled with "friend" words. I stamped the butterfly on Blue Bayou cardstock with Whisper White Craft ink and sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, then heat set it. I put some Stardust Stickles on the body of the butterfly. I didn't get the "look" that I wanted on the butterfly, but I think I kind of like what I DID get, a little better! The words on the wings took on a "shimmery" look. I was expecting the words to be very clear in white since I used the white craft ink, but I think I needed to also use white embossing powder for them to be REALLY white. The clear embossing powder made the words look shimmery. I can deal with that! :) I added a trail from the sentiment to the butterfly with Stardust Stickles. I did make another card using this color combo, but I can't show you that yet! :) SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Cause For Celebration ,Stem Sayings (SU); Paper- Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Barely Banana, Whisper White (SU); Ink: Blue Bayou, Whisper White Craft (SU); Accessories- double stitched ribbon in Blue Bayou, paper piercer, ticket corner punch (SU), Giga oval scallop punch, Mega oval punch, Stardust Stickles.
I've received a GREAT response from a lot of you regarding the Valentines for my niece's kindergarten class. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I can't tell you how much I appreciate you putting a card in the mail to them! :) Some of you from Canada have asked if they wanted cards from there. My understanding is that they just have a map of the United States, and they'll color in the states from which they receive cards, BUT I'm sure they won't turn down a card from anywhere! Actually, I think they'd think it was pretty cool to get a card from outside the country! So, if you'd like to send a card, I say go ahead! You guys are the BEST!