Well this is my second post for today - strange huh?!?! As mentioned previously, I spent the evening crafting with a wonderful crafting buddy and we were so productive!
Last week I watched an Online Stamping Workshop given by Diane Dimach over at DDStamps.com and saw a technique that blew my mind - it was amazing. Basically, Diane cut out one of the butterflies from the new Stampin' Up! Butterfly Thinlet Dies, stuck it to a piece of Whisper White card stock and then coloured in the negative spaces with Blendabilities. I was just amazed and knew that I had to try it right away!!! I could barely wait for my order to arrive last week! So tonight was the night...
You should really take a look at Diane's gorgeous card and tutorial HERE.
As always, I decided to play along with a few challenges, they really get my mojo going!
1. Freshly Made Sketches
I loved this week's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. I took a little liberty with it but I think it works.
2. Hand Stamped Sentiments
This is a new challenge for me and one that I think I will have a lot of fun playing along with. Their challenge this week was to use the colours Basic Black, Whisper White and Melon Mambo.
Darnell over at DJKardKreations.com has a super fun challenge on - NBUS - which is a term she coined for "Never Before Used Schtuff". I think it's great to start pulling out the stuff in our craft spaces that have never seen the light of day. I used my new Butterfly Framelits and the sentiment for the card is from a new stamp set that I received last week called "Sheltering Tree". If you have never been to Darnell's blog, you really MUST go. She is so much fun! I love reading her blogs, they always leave me with a smile on my face.
This week the word of the week over at CAS-ology is NBUS - how appropriate!
Card Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise indicated):
Card Stock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Sheltering Tree
Inks: Melon Mambo Blendabilities
Tools/Techniques: Big Shot, Butterfly Thinlets
Thanks for dropping by, I'm so glad you did.