My first order of business is to thank the Design Team over at Pals Paper Arts for choosing my submission as a Pals Paper Arts Pick winner last week! I am thrilled and humbled that they liked my work! Please click here to view all the winners! Thanks so much!
The color challenge over at the Pals Paper Arts challenge seemed very soft and delicate to me:
so that's what I went with:
I wanted everything soft so I chose to sand the Pistachio Pudding Core'dinations cardstock, the lovely Designer Series Paper from the Venetian Romance series, as well as the Coastal Cabana Core'dinations cardstock butterfly. I also sponged the Crumb Cake card base with Crumb Cake ink to soften the edges.
The sentiment is one of four in the Four You stamp set and was stamped in Pistachio Pudding to keep the look soft. I used the Elegant Butterfly Punch to punch the large butterfly and the Bitty Butterfly punch to punch the small one. They coordinate beautifully! I punched the small butterfly from one of the patterned papers in the Natural Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper and then used the new White Stampin' Chalk Marker to color it in and then wiped some of the ink away, revealing the natural pattern in the paper. I love this look! I also used the White Stampin' Chalk Marker to draw faint stitching lines around the edge of the Pistachio Pudding layer. The effect is very subtle, but I like it and I think this marker is a must have on everyone's list :)
I snipped a random length of Linen Thread and wrapped it loosely around my fingers and attached it to the card with a glue dot. I didn't even trim the ends! A small length of washi tape from the Seasons of Style Designer Washi Tape trio adheres everything to the card base and one lone rhinestone adds the perfect finishing detail.
I am enjoying the fact that this card reminds me of a Polaroid photo from my childhood, I am seeing that look everywhere! Soft, delicate and feminine...what do you think? Does it work?
Stamps: Four You (130538)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953) Cardstock; Pistachio Pudding (131294), Coastal Cabana (131297) Core'dinations Cardstock, Natural Composition Specialty (126917) and Venetian Romance (130144) Designer Series Paper
Ink: Pistachio Pudding (131177), Crumb Cake (126975) Classic Stampin' Pad; White Stampin' Chalk Marker (132133)
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer (126889), Stamp-A-Ma-Jig (101049), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Glue Dots (103683), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Stamping Sponges (101610)
Embellishments: Linen Thread (104199), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Season of Style Designer Washi Tape (132155)
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