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Mediterranean Moments for the Library Challenge #24

Hope your day is Amazing - and blog candy reminder

Hi Everyone.  Happy Monday.

It's not often that I get to play along with several challenges at once. 

I saw this great sketch at Case this Sketch

A wonderful theme across at Watercooler Wednesday

A fabulous inspiration photo across at Fusion - Happy 5th anniversary!

I decided to make a birthday card.  This week I received some Acetate Butterflies in Altenew order.  I saw the butterflies at fusion and decided that would be a great starting point and that I could tie the butterfly nicely into the sketch. 

Pastel colors aren't my normal go to color family, but I loved the blues/greens in the butterflies and used that as the inspiration.  I took my Watercolor Stripes Stencil from Altenew and blended some Sea Glass ink onto my card base.  I stamped the sentiment at an angle to continue the movement of the stripes.  The two acetate pieces were adhered with Gina K Connect Glue (awesome stuff, btw).

Here's a closeup of the butterfly:

Birthday Butterflies closeup (1 of 1)

Isn't that butterfly gorgeous?   I love how the soft blues fit with the colors.

I die-cut the focal layer with my stitched rectangles die and mounted it on fun foam.  I added a couple of enamel dots and the front of the card was finished.

Birthday Butterflies front (1 of 1)

I received a little freebie from Altenew at Christmas.   A mini set called Billowing Blossoms.  I decided to use that for the inside of my card and tried to keep with the outside color scheme.

Birthday Butterflies inside (1 of 1)

I used the same stamps to decorate the envelope:

Birthday Butterflies envelope (1 of 1)

I was really happy with how it turned out and love the soft blue colors.

On a personal note:

When I was in my craft room yesterday, I made one more card.  So, I will have another card to share with you this week.... if I can get enough sunshine to photograph the card.  It's a dull, grey, winter day and there is no sunshine in sight.  If I can get a photo today, then I will be back tomorrow with another card.

In case you missed yesterday's post - quick reminder that there is blog candy on offer and all you have to do is answer one simple question to be in position to win.  You can check out my post - with the details - right here

In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White #80 and 110#
  • Stamps:  front sentiment - Fresh Freesia and inside sentiment:  Beautiful Inside - both Altenew.  Flowers - Billowing Blossoms
  • Inks:  Sea Glass - Altenew.  Black Amalgam - Gina K
  • Acetate Butterfly:  Altenew
  • Stencil: Watercolor Stripes - Altenew