About Me

I am a new empty nester, and I love to make cards and ATCs. I am always looking for ways to use the product I have, to learn new techniques and ways to do things, and most of all, to have fun with the creating of my art.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A Challenge Card

This card fulfills three challenges: the CAS-ual Friday challenge 8 card, which was to do something edgy with your card, The Play Date Cafe challenge 87, which was to use slate blue, barn red and grey on a card, and the current Hero Arts challenge, which is to do a congratulations card.  I started with a slate blue (as close as I had) base, cut folded and scored to a standard base card.  I then had fun, and tore the card to give an edge.   I inked the torn edge in Stormy Sky distress ink.  I used some gingham patterned paper in slate blue and barn red, cut it to length, and taped it to the underside of the card.  I tried to do a different edge again, but it didn't work.  I rounded the bottom corners.  Using Pumice Stone distress ink, I stamped the butterfly (Hero Arts) twice, once on the base cardstock, and once on the reverse of the gingham paper. I cut out the butterfly from the paper, and foam mounted it to the card.  I tucked just a touch of gingham ribbon in red from the tail of the butterfly.  I stamped "you did it!" (Hero Arts) in Pumice Stone ink. I finished by adding some grey pearls to the butterfly.


  1. Hi Karen, I like how you used the colors and border punch! The torn and distressed edges are fantastic touches to this! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Adorable!! That gingham paired with the tone on tone stripes is a really cool look! Love the torn edge! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. What a fab idea to trail some red gingham ribbon off that butterfly! I like the torn paper edge treatment, too. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Loving that you added a little ribbon trail behind your butterfly - such a great effect. That torn edge is a great touch too. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Awesome card! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. I love the torn border but I have trouble doing it myself. I think I need to practice more! Beautiful card!


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