It's Theme Week over at the Time Out challenge blog, and this week's theme is CELEBRATIONS with a twist to add a butterfly (if you want!).
I chose to add the butterfly and make this a birthday celebration card. My card is a CASE of a Jennifer McGuire card. The Online Card Classes had a sale on all their classes last weekend, and the one and only one I did not take was the Stretch Your Stamps class. Since the Stretch Your Stamps 2 class is coming out next week, I thought I'd purchase the first one. In that class, Jennifer does this cool technique that she calls Die Cut Card Edge. It's pretty simple and really packs a punch in the "different" category of cards! I used MFT's Blissful Butterflies stamps and die for this technique. I just love how the butterfly hangs off the edge. I cut the card down so it will fit into a normal envelope, so the card itself is a little slimmer.
Here is the card open. you can see the opening on the front of the card. The butterfly is adhered to the inside and the opening fits right over it. Very clever! But then again, Jennifer is the queen of clever!
I got my color combo from the Colour Q challenge. I don't think I've ever played in their challenges. If I have, I don't remember, but that's not unusual! In place of the concord grape, I used grape juice ink from Hero Arts and cameo coral for the calypso coral. That dark strip on my card front was created by coloring a piece of white cardstock with the grape juice ink.
We have a sponsor for the Time Out challenge this week. Our DT member, Shery, owns STAMPlorations and she is offering some great prizes!
*1 stamp set for the entry that has the twist (butterflies)
*1 stamp set for the entry that has a STAMPlorations stamp (with or without the butterflies)
Winners choose the stamp set they want to receive. (They can choose from the Vignette, Subway Art Builders, Patchwork Frenzy, Sentiment Builders, and Sketched sets.)
Thanks to Shery for the great prizes! So why don't you play along?
You can see more of the DT creations on these blogs.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Blissful Butterflies (MFT), It's a Celebration and Quilled Elegance (PTI)
Paper: Neenah white, melon mambo, SU prints pack
Ink: Cameo coral, grape juice (Hero Arts)
Accessories: Blissful Butterflies die (MFT), embossing folder, enamel dots, Wink of Stella shimmer