I had a good day yesterday! I got some of my projects done and had lunch with Taylor. Anthony and Bill came and picked me up around 2:30 and we headed into Manhattan. We got in early so that we could have dinner. We ended up eating at this little diner a few blocks from the Miller Theater where Harmony Sweepstakes takes place. A good burger and really good fries! We arrived at the theater and they let us in a little early so that Anthony wouldn’t have any issues with the wheelchair. Andrew and Satellite Lane were up second and they did a really great set! They made it like a skit with three songs. I have the video and will try to post it to YouTube at some point this week. They won for best innovation and choreography. The group that did win was called Low Key and they were really good. It was great to see Andrew and everyone else and I got to meet his dad for the first time! I got home around 11:15 and Taylor stopped by for a bit. I slept in this morning hence the reason I’m a little late, guess I needed some more rest!
Today I’m over on the Can You Case It blog for this week’s challenge which is Designer Choice…
Love a challenge like this and I had the perfect card for it! My card starts with a base of Whisper White Card stock. For the front I used a piece of Kraft Card Stock and heat embossed the dashed line from the Butterfly Basics Photopolymer Stamp Set in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The large butterfly is actually the same as the butterfly that I cut out of a piece of Blushing Bride using the Butterfly Thilits. I saw that Mercedes Weber had cut two out of Fun Foam and glued them together and used them as a stamp. What a cool idea! I did the same and also heat embossed that in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The Blushing Bride butterfly is heat embossed with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder. My leaves tucked behind the flower are from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set and are stamped in Pear Pizzaz on Very Vanilla. I cut them out using a die that got on Etsy. Love those leaves and they do look best cut out so the die is a home run! The burlap flower is similar to one that I had made a while ago. I used some burlap sheets that are coated in Mod Podge and cut out with one of the circles from the Circles Collection Framelits. A slit is cut halfway up each circle and they are hot glued together and then to each other to form the flower. In the middle is a Vintage Faceted Button and a Gold Basic Metal Button. For the greeting I used the one from the Butterfly Basic Set and heat embossed it in Blushing Bride on the Kraft. All of the elements are then adhered to the background, some sequins are sprinkled around and the card is finished. I sent this card to my friend Andrea for her birthday and she loved it! I hope that you like it too! Don’t forget to visit the Can You Case It blog to see what the rest of the Design Team has done with the challenge. Thank you very much for coming to see me today! Have an amazing Sunday! 🙂
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics Photopolymer and Kinda Eclectic Clear Mount
Ink: Pear Pizzaz Classic Stampin’ Ink
Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark
Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Gold and Blushing Bride
Card Stock: Whisper White, Kraft, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons and Gold Basic Metal Buttons
Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Hot Glue Gun, Crystal Effects, Glue Dots and SNAIL
NON-Stampin’ Up!: Fun Foam, Mod Podge, Burlap Sheets, Ultra Thick Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Sequins and Pretty Pink Posh Christmas Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins
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