Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Blushing Gold Butterfly

So I said yesterday that Blushing Bride isn't my favorite color, and then the stamping gods laughed at me and I made this:

What the WHAT, y'all.  Why is Blushing Bride taking over my crafty life?  Although color issues aside, I'm fairly pleased with how this turned out.  It all started with the Global Design Project CASE the Designer challenge:

So, obviously I kept the gold and the stripes, but I was thinking of the diagonal striped patterns that SU! has now and the diagonal stuck in my head.  Of course, that paper is all white plus color, and the Cupcake Inspirations color challenge calls for vanilla:

Now I want frosting, y'all.  Anyway, in my crafty brain white and vanilla do not go together, so I had to make my own patterned paper.  I kinda flipped through the SU! catalog a little bit, because that helps get me un-stuck when I have muse problems, and that's when I found the really long skinny stamp in Butterfly Basics that I used to make my stripes.  I stuck my card front down on grid paper with some repositionable adhesive and kinda eyeballed the stripes.  It's a photopolymer stamp set, so that very long skinny stamp kinda curves a little bit when you stick it on the block, but I decided that the imperfections were what made this a fun background so I went with it.  Actually what took the longest was deciding what color to use for the sentiment; eventually I settled on Soft Suede, and I sponged a bit of it around the Very Vanilla card front for good measure.  I thought about adding some more stamping to the card front, and really grunge it up, but I decided less is more.

Wow, y'all, I chatted a lot about this card.  Anyway, it's time to get my rear in gear and get ready to leave tomorrow for baby shower weekend in Texas!  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Greatest Greetings
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil
Accessories:  Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Dimensionals


CCsMom said...

I like that -- very nice.

Yeah, I didn't know how much pink there was in the world until I had a baby girl!!! Then it was ALL OVER THE PLACE, mostly on YOU! Cute, cute. Can't wait to see you!!!

Jess said...

Wow - I would not have picked that your background was stamped! Props to you for making your own DSP - it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining in on another Global Design Project!

Tanja Kolar said...

Love the way you made the background. Love your card. Thank´s for playing with us. Hugs Tanja

Sandy said...

Very elegant! Thank you for joining us this week at Cupcake Inspirations.
Have a great week! - Sandy, DT Sweetie

Connie Collins said...

I love how you combined the inspiration challenge with the color challenge for a soft and lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Global Design Project.

Call me Naki said...

This is so lovely! I love that beautiful gold butterfly on pink! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations!

Brian King said...

I love your customized background paper! I know it took a lot of patience and care to get it that perfect. Thank you so much for playing along with this week's Case the Designer (Connie Collins) Challenge at Global Design Project.

Krista Frattin said...

I need to break out the butterflies! I haven't used them in ages! Great card today! Thank-you for taking the Global Design Project Challenge!