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 :)

sarascloset 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!