Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Guest Designer for WAW

I was thrilled with Karen ask me to guest design for the month of April over at Word Art Wednesday. I've been linking up to this fun "Anything Goes" challenge for a long time, and I use their free word art files quite often in my card-making.
I hope my card will inspire you to check out Karen's blog and link up your own lovely creations!

To create my card I:
  • printed the word art on white card stock and cut it out with a stitched oval die 
  • embossed a piece of white card stock with the Victoria embossing folder from Cuttlebug
  • lightly brayed over the embossing with a mixture of Worn Lipstick/Wild Honey Distress Oxide
  • punched a double sided border with the Embroidery Deep Edge Punch from Martha Stewart
  • die cut a butterfly from card stock (colored with Worn Lipstick/Wild Honey Distress Oxide) using the Butterfly Trio dies put out by Anna Griffin (Cricut-Cuttlebug)
  • create a bow with homemade crinkle ribbon (dyed with Worn Lipstick/Wild Honey Distress Oxide)
  • added some stamens to one of my Tattered Floral Flowers (Tim Holtz die) and glued it to the inside of my bow 
  • punched a butterfly border (Monarch Butterflies Double Edge Punch - Martha Stewart) for the inside with more Worn Lipstick/Wild Honey Distress Oxide dyed card stock

This post linked to:
PINspirational - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Add some Texture
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly, Dark Salmon, Die Cut, Dimension, Digi Image
Dies R Us - Anything Goes (Cricut-Cuttlebug Butterfly Die)
Stamplorations - Focus on the Sentiments


Donna said...

Stunning card and like your colors and all the details, I always like how you describe in detail how you did everything in your card, it's like a mini tutorial!

Darlene said...

This is just beautiful Esther! Love the colors! Remember to always use a die from one of the companies carried at the DRU Store to qualify for the prize. Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes DRU’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

Maike from Maikreations said...

Beautiful card. I love the tone on tone look! Thank you for joining our anniversary challenge at PINspirational and good luck in the draw for one of our 15 prizes ;o))) Happy crafting, Maike

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Esther!
Your card is beyond stunning, and I don't deserve to have you as my Guest Designer this month. I'm so sorry for the mix-up. Thanks for everything, and I hope this card is a lucky winner for you in a challenge this week.

Mrs A. said...

Oh my this is a beauty. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel and being the first entry. I love the dimension you have achieved with the smashing flower and the butterfly. You have used a lot of the elements too. Hugs Mrs A.

Tracy Freeman said...

Very beautiful, the gorgeous colours are just stunning and i love the texture.
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Have a great day x

Maria said...

Oh, how lovely with the flower and pretty butterfly! Gorgeous color, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the challenge!

Birgit said...

What a stunning card and beautiful colors! So glad you linked up to the DRU Anything Goes challenge. Best of luck to you!

Wendy said...

Your colors are simply gorgeous!! I love the layout of this beauty too!! Thanks for sharing :)

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Sara Barker said...

I'm so pleased to see you Guest Design at Word Art Wednesday! This one beautiful card! Love these colors and your stunning design! Hugs!