So here's how challenge card #2 turned out. When I worked at the scrapbook store, there was a butterfly die that I was especially fond of. Before the store (sadly) closed a few years ago, I cut some chipboard and paper butterflies using that die before it went away...and I still have some left. It formed the base for the embellishment cluster on this card...
Patterned papers: Fancy Pants Floral Chic (lilac); Echo Park Dots & Striped (yellow dot)
Laces: local craft stores Paper doily: Wilton (colored with Dusty Concord Distress Ink)
Paper flowers and Pearl flourishes: Prima Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Hug Snug seam binding Fern punch & Clear coarse glitter: Martha Stewart
Miscellaneous: Die cut chipboard butterfly; twine
And after this one turned out so well, I glanced over at a shaped card base I had made with one of my trusty Spellbinders Grand Labels dies, and card #3 was on its way to completion. I found a package of Martha Stewart cotton lace butterflies sitting in my "use me!" basket, so I added a little bit of clear glitter to the top of it, then layered it over a couple punched butterflies to give a "fluttering" effect.
Patterned papers: Melissa Frances "Antonia" (blue); Basic Grey Kioshi collection (floral)
Spellbinders Grand Labels Four Lace: Venus Ribbon Pearls & Paper roses: Prima
Lace butterfly & Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Hug Snug seam binding EK Success Double Crochet Lace edge punch
When I first saw this challenge, I wasn't sure I could get more than one more card with it.. But sometimes it's the challenges you're the least sure about that turn out to be the most inspirational...and this was one of those challenges.
Thanks for stopping in. I received a fun box of beautiful new Echo Park papers today...guess what I'll be playing with tomorrow?
Have a wonderful weekend!