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,


  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!

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

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

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

  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

  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!

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

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


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