Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Soft Vintage "Oh Hello" (and 3 more challenges)

I seem to have gotten into the habit of posting really late at night. I've been trying to get better -- I promise! -- and had every intention of posting early, but then I got distracted. Go figure. I'm working on planning a trip to Disneyland, and it seems to invade every waking minute of my thoughts lately! So here I am again, nearly 1 AM, and I'm just starting to write up this blog post.

Maybe next time I'll manage to post before midnight.  . . . Maybe.

Anyway, on to the card! Determined after my last epic fail of posting a multi-challenge card, I wanted to get this one up as soon as possible so I didn't miss ANY deadlines. Woo-hoo!

I combined the color challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary (CCMC SUM13-02) with the layout from this week's Clean and Simple challenge (FTL248). Then, my stamping buddy Julie pointed out that Friday Mashup was hosting a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge (FM117), so I was all over that -- especially since it involves butterflies and pearls! My favorite things! So combining all that, I basically had my card all set up for me; I just had to pick out two measly little stamps. How easy is that?!

A close-up of the butterfly, colored in, with some great pearl details.

Julie suggested adding a tiny seed pearl to the brad - perfect!

The tiny butterfly details were colored in with a Stampin' Up! Blender Pen in Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe. The tiny pearls create the "body" of the butterfly, and in that one little details I've captured all three elements of the Friday Mashup Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! I also added a pearl to the antique brad off to the left, which adds just the perfect touch of "something special" to tie it all together.

Card Details
Colors: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Tools and Accessories: Lace ribbon, Antique Brads, Linen Thread, small Butterfly punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz Die (Big Shot), Basic Pearls, Blender Pens, 1 3/8" circle punch, DSP (don't remember which - sorry!)
Stamps: Oh, Hello and Butterflies


  1. Very pretty card! I love that you colored the butterfly, and the detail to the brad is very cool!

  2. It turned out so pretty. The butterfly is such a nice touch and even better with the pearls.

  3. This card is so pretty with all the elements you used. Great job with the color challenge. Thanks for playing the Saturday Challenge at Create with Connie & Mary!

  4. Wonderful card, love the brad and that pretty butterfly!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  5. What a fabulous array of elements on your card! I am happy you added your gorgeous card to our color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary. Smiles, Elizabeth

  6. Very pretty! I love how your details came together. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  7. So the vintage brad with a pearl in the center! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. I love how you showcased the greeting on your card. It's such a great graphic greeting yet you kept the look soft and vintage! Thanks for joining the Create with Connie and Mary Saturday Challenge!

  9. This is gorgeous.. I love the brad it really ties the vintage look together. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup.