I incorporated a lot of challenges into today’s card!   First of all, this week’s Sweet Stop Sketch challenge was to follow a previous Sweet Stop sketch for your project’s layout.  It took me a while to decide because there are so many awesome choices there, but I finally picked sketch #118 and stretched it out for an A2 portrait-oriented card.  The current Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge is to create a project with a vintage or antique look; I think I accomplished that with the sponging I added to the different panels on the card.  The OWH Midweek Throwdown challenge is to use the colors brown and turquoise; those are the dominant colors here even though I’ve added some splashes of yellow.  I’ve also fit in this week’s Splitcoaststampers Free For All challenge to mix and match two or more designer papers (I’ve used three – the turquoise background, the turquoise and brown stripe, and the yellow scalloped border is also a designer paper scrap).

Enough talk… here’s the card:

Digital Image: Butterfly & Flower (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Sentiment Stamp: Everyday Sayings (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla (Stampin’ Up); designer papers from Blush and Two Scoops 6″ x 6″ paper pads (Basic Grey)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cool Caribbean, Soft Sky (SU); printer ink
Other: Chocolate Chip twill ribbon (SU); Premier colored pencils (Prismacolor); odorless mineral spirits (Houston Arts); small scalloped border die (Papertrey Ink); sponge

7 Responses to “challenging birthday butterfly”

  1. What a pretty way to combine all those challenges into one card! I love the simplicity of it all! NJ!

  2. Such pretty colors! I think that the yellow with the brown and turquoise is just lovely! The recipient of this birthday card will have a happy one, indeed.

  3. I love the layout and all of the papers, colors, and elements of your card! Simply beautiful. Thanks for playing in our Midweek Throwdown Challenge at Operation Write Home Stars & Stamps!

  4. Wow! You got a LOT of challenges into that one gorgeous card! It’s going to make some lucky person’s birthday super sweet!

  5. Patricia, this is so pretty! The blue butterfly just caught my eye. Great sponging and papers too. Glad you could play along with us at th SNSDC!

  6. This is so beautiful, thanks for playing along at SNSDC!

  7. I love the colors you chose. This is such a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along in this week’s SNSDC.

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