Good Morning! Aren't you glad it's the weekend? I know I am! This morning I have a card for you that I created for two challenges. The first is the Stamp TV Color Challenge. This week, Janice is challenging us to use Brown, Red, Green and Ivory - such a romantic combination. When I was blog hopping the other day, I came across a blog that was new to me - CASE Study. They have a monthly guest designer and you pull your inspiration from their stunning creations. You can check out the card created by Mariana Grigsby over at the CASE Study challenge blog - her butterfly is colored beautifully! Their DT is also fabulous! What gorgeousness!! I am entering my card in their challenge #7.
To create my card, I used Gina K's Pure Luxury card stock in Chocolate Kiss for my base. I then stitched on some designer paper from the Basic Grey - Sugared collection. The butterfly from Gina K's Take Flight stamp set was stamped in SU! Cherry Cobbler ink onto ivory card stock and cut out. To create the bottom, I started with a strip of Chocolate Kiss, added a layer of ivory lace and satin ribbon, and added some paper piercing along the top edge. Using the SU! Designer Label and Decorative Label punches, I created my sentiment. I love the effect you get when layering these two punches. The LOVE sentiment is from Gina K's Rectangle Greetings set. For the finishing touches, I added a few red pearls, and created a tiny button flower using a vintage pearl button from my Grandmother's collection and a few MS punched leaves from the designer paper.
I hope you have a wonderful weekend! I am heading to Mom and Dad's on Sunday and will be staying for the beginning of the week :) I have to work in PA until Wednesday, so instead of staying in the hotel, it's close enough that I will be able to commute in from home. I am so excited! I took off Thursday and Friday and Mom and Dad are going to come this way for a few days (oh, and I can't forget, they are bringing Jessie (our Black Lab) too)! I can't wait!