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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

You're Beautiful

I combined three challenges for today's card: Color Throwdown, Freshly Made Sketches, and Heart2Heart (although I used a butterfly instead of "Birds or Bees" because it's all I had this far away from home).


Everything is CTMH. Here's the supply list:
  • Stamps: You're Own Kind of Wonderful, Your Beautiful Self, Packages, Boxes & Tags
  • Ink: Peacock and Fern (pigment)
  • Paper: Enchantment Fundamentals
  • Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, MISTI stamping tool, paintbrush, foam tape
I stamped the line of hearts after the card was assembled using my MISTI. I had to press harder on the edge that was more angled because of the foam tape. That's why the hearts do that weird shadow-edged thing.  Most of the time, I'd tear the whole thing off and start over, but I kinda like it.

For the coloring, I painted with pigment ink because, again, it's all I have right now.  I dabbed a line of Fern on the edge of small bowl, wet my brush with plain water, and painted the butterfly. It gave me a mottled look instead of smooth one.

This is for a dear friend who just needed to be reminded of this simple truth today.  I know I need to hear it once in a while. How about you?

Until next time,
Becca

8 comments:

  1. Nice work! The card is very appealing - I don't think I would have paired the colors but they look awesome! Your friend will love it!

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  2. Love the sentiment and the elegant simplicity of this card!

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  3. Beautiful design and am always a fan of using flags on a card! Thanks so much for joining us at Color Throwdown!

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  4. The double banners and that butterfly....lovely!! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  5. This is lovely, Becca - great colour combo! *I don't have your email address - but would like to invite you to be a guest designer... send me a quick note when you get a chance anyday8330@gmail.com

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  6. This is a such a beautiful card! I love that sweet butterfly and the banners! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  7. Beautiful card! I love the crisp, clean look of this card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

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  8. Gotta love a simple but beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at H2H!

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