Today i'd like to share two very bright and colorful Summer cards that I made up for a few different challenges that are currently being held. The color scheme for my first card (shown above) is from Moxie Fab's Tuesday Trigger inspiration photo:
I absolutely fell in love those colors the second I saw them! Lots of white space with splashes of vibrant greens, pinks, and oranges! Love it!...
I also wanted to play along in the Wee Memories' "Piece It Together" Challenge #8... Therefore, I figured the new Artists Butterfly, from Hero Arts, would be a perfect match for this project, because I was able to stamp it onto colored paper from "Basic Grey", and then cut it up into different sections in order to form layers. I paper pieced the inside portion of the butterflies in a different color than the base, and then adhered the top layer on with dimesionals. Then to finish up the card, I also added some liquid pearls and Glossy Accents to the butterfly wings, in order to add some extra details. Here's a close up:
I also made sure to meet the requirements for the Creative Inspirations Challenge #35: "Sewing/Faux Stitching" and the Cupcake Craft Challenge #93: "Summer Delights". Thus you will notice my white gel pen stitch marks, along with the images of one of my favorite "Summer treats"... Ice Cream!
I'm not sure if you can tell from the picture or not, but I also added Glossy Accents to the "scoops" of ice-cream. It took a little while for it to dry comepletely, however the result is fantastic, in my opinion. I think I use it more on cards, as an embellishment, than I do for adhesive! lol
Well, that's all for today! I really hope you enjoyed these two cards. Using bright and vibrant colors is something that I love to do! So that is mainly why I was instantly drawn to these particular challenge inspiration photos.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic day! Tomorrow is finally friday! Yay! :-)
Friendship Butterfly Card
Paper: Neenah (Solar White), New Leaf (PTI), & Basic Grey pattern paper pack
Stamps: "Artists Butterfly" "Clear Design: Friends" sentiment & "Dots and Flowers" background (Hero Arts)
Ink: "Jet Black" Archival Ink
Other: PTI Razberry Fizz satin ribbon, embossing folder, liquid pearls, Glossy Accents
Ice-Cream Trio Card
Paper: Razberry Fiz, Hawaiian Shore, & Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: "Sweet Scoops" (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Razberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shore, & Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink) & Close to Cocoa (Stampin' Up)
Other: scalloped border punch (Stampin' Up) & white gel pen