Saturday, March 31, 2012

Challenge, Take Two....and Three!

You know that challenge I posted about a couple days ago?  This one at The Shabby Tea Room:
where I had just made a card that fit the challenge, but fit the samples a little too closely for my comfort?  Well....Friday turned out to be a very productive day...not only did I get another card made for the challenge, but I picked up some additional pieces of paper and made a third card!

So here's how challenge card #2 turned out.  When I worked at the scrapbook store, there was a butterfly die that I was especially fond of.  Before the store (sadly) closed a few years ago, I cut some chipboard and paper butterflies using that die before it went away...and I still have some left.  It formed the base for the embellishment cluster on this card...

Patterned papers: Fancy Pants Floral Chic (lilac); Echo Park Dots & Striped (yellow dot)
Laces: local craft stores      Paper doily: Wilton (colored with Dusty Concord Distress Ink)
Paper flowers and Pearl flourishes: Prima      Sentiment stamp: Hero Arts
Hug Snug seam binding      Fern punch & Clear coarse glitter: Martha Stewart
Miscellaneous: Die cut chipboard butterfly; twine

And after this one turned out so well, I glanced over at a shaped card base I had made with one of my trusty Spellbinders Grand Labels dies, and card #3 was on its way to completion.  I found a package of Martha Stewart cotton lace butterflies sitting in my "use me!" basket, so I added a little bit of clear glitter to the top of it, then layered it over a couple punched butterflies to give a "fluttering" effect. 

Patterned papers: Melissa Frances "Antonia" (blue); Basic Grey Kioshi collection (floral)
Spellbinders Grand Labels Four      Lace: Venus Ribbon      Pearls & Paper roses: Prima
Lace butterfly & Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart      Sentiment Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Hug Snug seam binding     EK Success Double Crochet Lace edge punch

When I first saw this challenge, I wasn't sure I could get more than one more card with it..  But sometimes it's the challenges you're the least sure about that turn out to be the most inspirational...and this was one of those challenges. 

Thanks for stopping in.  I received a fun box of beautiful new Echo Park papers today...guess what I'll be playing with tomorrow?

Have a wonderful weekend!


  1. WOW, Kathy! STUNNING and STUNNING! GORGEOUS flowers and embellishments and I really ADORE the shape of that second card!


  2. Love them both...they are so beautiful!

    1. Thank you! You know how much I loved your beautiful card...the textures and colors are gorgeous!

  3. gorgeous!!! Both are just stunning!! So glad to have you play along with us at TSTR!!

  4. Every time I stop by to see what you've been up to I'm just so impressed!! You are so talented at making these cards :) What an interesting shape for the birthday card as well... love it!

    1. Thank you, Megan! You know I feel the same about your wonderful creations! :)

  5. Kathy!!! I adore your cards, ares gorgeous. The colors and textures are such eye candy! Wow!!! Just love them! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!


    (Love them) LOL


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