Friday, June 7, 2019

Butterfly Wishes for As You See It Radiance

Can I just say that whoever is running the clock of the universe is messing with us? Whoever it is, is speeding the clock up gradually so that time flies by faster and faster every year. I looked up from my computer today totally dumbfounded that today was Friday and that it was June already! How does this happen? I'm hoping that once we die and enter heaven, time will no longer be linear and we can hop back and forth and revisit the special times we really enjoyed as often as we want. What do you think? Good idea?

However, time is still linear here on earth, and every second Friday means it's time for another As You See It Challenge. This week, our challenge is a colour challenge created by the amazing Jan Clothier, and it's called Radiant, due to some of the hues being the colours of the sunrise! Here's the challenge banner:

Butterfly Wishes is a cling stamp set and a DistINKtive set which means some of the stamps require a little more finesse when you stamp, but the results are really worth it when you get that photorealistic look with just one inking and stamp! Here's how my card turned out:

  • The branch and the two smaller butterflies give phenomenal results every time you use them! The Calypso Coral is a great colour to use to stamp the branch because it's close enough to brown for the limb of the tree and close enough to pink for the blossoms. 
  • The large butterfly I've had problems with since I got the set, but I finally found the right touch and got a great, clear image to use. The key was inking it up well, but not heavily, and then stamping it without using much force. Of course, that's a very subjective term, so you'd have to try a few practice runs to get the proper amount of pressure just right.
  • The Daffodil Delight butterfly is stamped both on the front panel and on a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut, everything but the antennae, which are impossible to fussy cut really close. That's the reason for stamping it on the front panel as well. I matched the cut butterfly up exactly to the stamped one and used the antennae of the stamped one so I didn't have to cut them out. I used glue dots on the butterfly's body and right behind them, two Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to prop up the wings and give them dimension,
  • The sentiment is from the same set, Butterfly Wishes, and it is die cut with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and backed with another die cut with the next largest size. The sentiment is mounted with Stampin' Dimensionals, too.
  • Behind the bottom of the front panel, the decorative border is punched from Calypso Coral cardstock using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch.
  • The background Designer Series Paper is from the Magnolia Lane Designer Series in Mossy Meadow. I love how many different designs we have this year that have stripes of different widths! The card base is a neutral - Crumb Cake.

And speaking of Designer Series Paper, have I got a deal for you - several deals, in fact! Paper Shares! Since the Designer Paper in the Annual Catalogue is so beautiful this year, I thought people would be looking for a way to get a greater variety of it without breaking the bank. The way to do that is through sharing packages, getting samples of each DSP without having to pay full price for a package. 

You sign up for a share, and we wait to get 3 other people to sign up, too, then we order the paper. I charge everyone 25% of the cost, including tax and shipping of all the packages and then I divide up the packages and ship them to you.

If you click on this LINK you will find all the details and costs and a place to sign up. The deadline to sign up for these is Friday, June 14th. 

And don't forget, Monday is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin in order to receive June's kit with the focus on Random Acts of Kindness! It looks like fun and I have to say, I've been really impressed with the kits lately. Just follow this link to subscribe: Paper Pumpkin.  It's easy to put your subscription on hold for a month or two, or to cancel it altogether, so you're not trapped into something that's hard to get out of. It's just an easy creative escape with everything included that comes right to your door, once a month. Here's a little video with more info:


Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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