Well, I didn't make it onto the SPCC Design Team bit gutted but NEVERMIND! You can check out the New Diva's over on SPCC though. As I was feeling a bit down and I'm still feeling under the weather I cheered myself up and had a go at Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge. I enjoyed the sketch this week and I decided to try and incorporate Hero Arts New Challenge this week which is MONOCHROMATIC!
I used some Hero Arts stamps that .... you've guessed it I have had for ages but had not even opened! I'm just addicted to buying craft supplies! One of these days I will share my crafting space but first it needs to be tidy! Lol!
Anyway. back to my card, aren't those pattern butterflies from HA gorgeous...?! First I stamped the butterfly onto pink using chalk ink and used my circle punch, then I stamped it 2 more times onto pink card stock using 2 slightly different pink chalk inks. The lower butterfly is adhered flat and the top butterfly is just adhered down the middle so the wings look like they are fluttering to add some dimension. I added a thin layer of Stickles over the top a tip I had seen on Jennifer McGuire's latest 'Thinking Inking' video.
I used another new crafting goodie today and that is the 'Upper Crest' border punch from Friskars. It's so yummy! Below is a close up and it shows the shine of the butterfly a little better!
Card stock: PTI Kraft, SU! Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Hero Arts Pattern Butterflies LP110 & Sending Happy Thoughts CL305
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink
Accessories: Making Memories DP Just Chillin' Girl, SU! 11/4" & 13/8" Circle Punches, SU! Scalloped Circle Punch, SU! Corner Rounder, Fiskars Upper Crest Border Punch, PTI Hibiscus Burst Top Notch Twill, Stickles by Ranger Frosted Lace
Well, I'm off to blog hop for a bit and may be I will make another card! I'm looking forward to receiving parcels in the post this week as while I have been feeling ill I have done a lil' bit of retail therapy! Watch this space too for something NICE!