Thursday, May 16, 2013

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge

It is time for a new challenge at Joan's Gardens.  This week the theme is "BUTTERFLIES".  Here is what you need to incorporate in your project this week:
  • Have at least two butterflies
  • Use Yellow and White as your color theme
  • Include some type of swirl(s)
  • Use Polka Dots
  • Use at least one product from Joan's Gardens

For my background I used both Swirls and Polka Dots.  The top portion of it was embossed with a portion of the eBosser "Magic Celebration" embossing folder - this is a tri-fold card embossing folder and I used the front right panel.  I love these tiny little embossed polka dots! The lower portion of the background was embossed with the Crafters Companion "Regency Swirls" embossing folder.  

The Frame used is from the Spellbinders "Enchanted Labels 28" die set.  It was backed with yellow card stock.  On the inside around the sentiment, I used the Tim Holtz Punch to punch holes around the embossed line in the label, then sponged on Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink around the inside of those punched holes.  The sentiments are from the JustRite "Grand Sentiments" stamp set.  If you haven't seen this stamp set, you should check it out here.

For the flowers, I used the Cheery Lynn "Cuties 4" die and cut the petals off the strip and built my own flower.  The pretty Memory Box butterflies were die cut using yellow polka dot design paper from my stash. For the "half" butterfly, I die cut the butterfly twice; folded one in half and cut the other die cut butterfly in half and glued it to the back of the wing which was now in the back.  The edges of the butterfly were sponged with "Wild Honey" Distress Ink.  A yellow silk bow was created with the "Bow Easy".  You always get a perfect bow every time you use the Bow Easy.   

I hope you will join us in our challenge this week.  Please go over to Joan's Gardens for complete information about this challenge and to see what this week's prize will be.  Remember the more times you enter our weekly challenges, the more chance you have a being a randomly selected weekly winner and those winners will be eligible for the $100 Gift Certificate to Joan's Gardens at the end of the year.

Here are the products used you can purchase from Joan's Gardens:
eBosser "Magic Celebration" embossing folder.
Crafters Companion Regency Swirls 8x8 embossing folder (EF8-RG Swirl)
Spellbinders "Enchanted Labels 28" S6-003
JustRite "Grand Sentiments" stamp set CR-03885
Cheery Lynn "Cuties 4" B156
Memory Box "Darla Butterfly" 98264
Wild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks
Bow Easy
Silk Ribbon



Rita said...

Wonderful card Selma. I love the colours and those butterflies are just so pretty. I love the yellow bow as a finishing touch. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Theresa said...

Lovely card! Great details.

Patricia said...

Another stunning card, nice and bright and I love those butterflies

Patricia x

Jacqueline said...

simply stunning,gorgeous colour so bright and vibrant.Jacqueline.S

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