Ahh… the first day into the three day weekend! So, did I get out of work early yesterday you might be wondering? Well, I did get to leave at 4:00 but I had to go back at 5:00 so that really doesn’t count does it?! Not good! But I did have a very nice dinner with my friend Anthony and my Fred stopped by for a bit too. I also got to see my friends Brian and Kim and the kiddies in between work. Today I’m off to a block party to see more friends, that should be a lot of fun!
I do want to mention that Shelli Gardner the CEO of Stampin’ Up! fell off of her horse yesterday and hurt herself pretty badly. Keep her in your thoughts and wish her a speedy recovery along with me please. Without her I wouldn’t be able to be as creative as I am.
On to the business at hand, today’s card which is for this week’s Just Add Ink. The lovely and talented ladies choose my card for their Top Pick last week! You can see the original post here and their winners post here. This week we have a challenge to use markers, aqua painters, crayons, chalks etc. for some coloring. I choose to use some sponge daubers and went with an ombre style look.
The base of my card is a piece of Vellum Card Stock. The card front is made from a piece of Very Vanilla. I used the Bitty Butterfly Punch to punch out a piece of Window Sheet and a piece of Printer Paper. I used the punched Window Sheet as a stencil to sponge the butterflies with Soft Sky, Pool Party, Costal Cabana and Bermuda Bay ink. I then used the punched piece of Printer Paper as a mask to stamp all of the butterflies with the same ink colors. The stamp is the script from the Notable Notions Stamp Set. I stamped the greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts in the same ink colors too. The large butterfly is another piece of vellum and is cut out with the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and embossed with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder. Three Basic Jewels Pearls complete the card. I love the stencil and masked butterflies and the ombre effect. Thank you for stopping by to see my card for this week’s Just Add Ink challenge. Have a very nice Saturday peeps!
Stampin’ Up! products used
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Specialty Card Stock: Vellum and Window Sheets
Ink: Soft Sky, Pool Party, Costal Cabana and Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Ink
Stamp Sets: A Dozen Thoughts and Notable Notions Clear Mount
Embossing Folder: Pretty Print
Bigz Die: Beautiful Butterflies
Punch: Bitty Butterfly
Embellishments: Basic Jewels Pearls
Tools: Big Shot, Sponge Daubers and Vellum Adhesive (NON SU)
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