Back again with some cards I am entering for two challenges - Less is More which this week is Die Cuts or Punches, and Simply Stampin' which is a colour challenge using Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Wisteria Wonder and Whisper White. I don't feel like I'm cheating as I've made 4 cards in all (scroll down for the 4th one) so that's an average of 2 per challenge!
I needed to make some thank you cards so I'm killing 2 birds with one stone, so to speak, and here they are. Using the aforementioned colours but swapped around to make three different cards,along with the Blossom Party die, Beautiful Wings Embosslits die and the border stamp from the SAB set, Fresh Vintage, and various thank you sentiments. After having cut the butterflies I was left with some over so made another card to use them up which you can see below.
For this I used the large foliage stamp from Just Believe, inked with Wisteria Wonder and, as I only wanted a faint background, I stamped off before stamping onto the card. I added the butterflies which were supposed to be 'scattered' but, after I had glued them, it would appear they are rather more regimented than I intended! The sentiment was supposed to be stamped directly onto the card but I managed to also ink the edge of my stamp leaving a nasty line underneath so I hastily stamped again onto a piece of cardstock and punched out with the Modern Label Punch and managed to cover up my mistake (oh, if only everything were that easy!). The butterflies, as on the ones above, were adorned with the tiniest of Basic Pearls to finish them off.
Again can I take this opportunity to thank Chrissie & Mandi and all the DT at Simply Stampin' for their brilliant challenges they really do inspire me, as do all the other entries. Also many thanks to everyone who leaves such kind comments and not forgetting a big hello to my new blog followers - I hope you enjoy visiting.Have a lovely weekend, it's cold and damp here at the moment but they say it's going to get milder again next week - roll on spring! x