Thursday, June 30, 2011

Colour Create Challenge #74

Well, first week of holidays has started and it is passing by in a whirlwind! I have devoted this holiday to spring cleaning my house from top to bottom, so time is just flying. I am also trying to spend more time catching up with my challenge cards so that I am a little ahead when I go back to work in another week. This week's challenge over at Colour Create is to work with the gorgeous colours - fuschia, green and white. Here is the inspiration pic:

30 Jun - Challenge 74 - Sharon T

Green is always a challenge for me and I am having trouble using my New Leaf cardstock as I just can't seem to pair it well with other colours. So I thought I would give it a go with this simple card:

I have used New Leaf for my base and then I started by embossing my white layer with my Elegant Bouquet folder and die cutting an oval from the centre. Using Chamomile tea dye ink, I stamped my Text Style background on some more white cardstock and then added a flourish over the top with Crumb Cake ink. This layer was added to my New Leaf base with a layer of acetate on top. Finally I added my embossed white layer.

The butterflies from the Butterfly Dreams set were stamped in Versamark and Melon Mambo ink and then clear embossed and adhered to the oval with Glossy Accents. I used some green polka dot ribbon along the bottom, threading it through a tag stamped from my Blooming Button Bits set in Crumb Cake ink.

On the inside, I stamped two more flourishes in Crumb Cake ink and my sentiment in Melon Mambo ink.

I have checked out all the other DT creations and they are stunning so make sure you hop on over to the Colour Create blog to have a look. Link up your creation using fuschia, green and white and you will be in the draw to win this fortnight's prize!

Stamps: Butterfly Dreams, Fancy Flourishes, Background Basics: Text Style; Blooming Button Bits, Vintage Picnic (PTI)
Cardstock: Select White, New Leaf; Clearly Creative Cardstock (PTI)
Ink: Chamomile tea dye ink (PTI); Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake (SU); Versamark
Accessories: Oval nestability (Spellbinders); Elegant Bouquet embossing folder (Sizzix); Tiny Tag die set (Cuttlebug); green polka dot ribbon; Glossy Accents (Ranger); clear embossing powder (SU)


  1. Beautiful card Kerry! Love all the details...the embossing, stamping and especially the flourish on the inside. Beautiful. :)


  2. Kerry, I love the simplicity and clean look of this card. The stand-out butterflies are just gorgeous.

  3. Fabulous Kerry so pro like, love the butterflies
    hugs Di xxx

  4. absolute Gold!!!! such an eyecatching design, the acetate is a perfect touch! :)

  5. Hi Kerry,

    I love your embossed background, this is a really elegant card! Those butterflies are just gorgeous.

    Sharon x