Saturday, July 10, 2010
I made this card for Joan's Thursday Challenge. My StampTV friend Carla Suto won last week. Congratulations Carla. This week Joan's challenge is to frame your focal point and somewhere on your card use some Graphic 45 Designer paper. If you don't have any, you can use something similar or order some from Joan. This is some of my favorite Designer paper so I do have some.
My Graphic 45 dp came from the Le' Romantique pad. I love butterflies and thought it would go perfect with the focal point on my card. I used a piece of barely banana card stock and created my frame with the new Cuttlebug Cut & Emboss folder "Perfect Perennials". Isn't it a beautiful folder. I love how these new folders cut out a frame and emboss all at the same time. The piece that is cut out is also embossed and can be used for something else. I used square Nesties to cut two more squares to create additoinal frames inside the cut and embossed frame.
For my focal point I used a verse from the JustRite "Hope" stamp set. In case you can't read it, it says "Our greatest Glory is not in never falling but in Rising every time we fall". I wanted to use a frame from this set with the verse but they were all too large. One of the frames had this small frame as part of the inside of a larger frame. I used a marker to color just the smaller frame so it would outline the verse. I was so happy this worked so well.
I wanted to dress up the embossed portion of my card so cut out some butterflies from the design paper used and scattered them around the card. I decided I needed to add some flowers for the butterflies so used some of my vellum flowers and leaves.
Hope you go over and submit a card for this challenge. There is a nice prize for someone whose name will be randomly drawn. Everyone who wins a prize in the weekly challenges will be put in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate to be given away at the end of the year.