I have some exciting news to share! I applied to be on the House of Cards design team again, and was lucky enough to be chosen to return. I'm super excited! I am hoping this will help me use up some of the crafty stuff I've been hoarding. Lord knows I've got a TON of stuff. lol
This month there is an inspiration photo for you. You can choose to use any kind of food items and/or the colors from the photo. Here is your inspiration for July.
I love these bright, cheerful colors, and that fruit looks amazing too! Makes me want to go make fruit salad right now. lol Here is the card I created.
I was inspired by the colors this week, and I chose to keep it clean and simple. I watercolored my main focal panel with my distress inks, and added some darker splatters with my Gelatos. I then cut the butterfly out of vellum, and embossed the tips of the wings with some holographic embossing powder. Here is a close up of the butterfly, so you can see it better. I love how it turned out. It's lovely!
I added the butterfly, some enamel dots, and the sentiment, and called it done. In real life, the colors are a bit more vibrant. I really think these butterfly dies are some of my new favorite items. I will definitely put them to good use. I'm going to submit this card for the following challenges too.
Freshly Made Sketches #192: Sketch (challenge is closed, but I liked the sketch)
Friday Mashup #215: It's All About 3 (I have three enamel dots)
Can You Case It #76: Color Challenge (I got as close as I could to Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder & Delightful Dijon)
The Pink Elephant #305: Anything Goes
CASology Week 153: Pop (I kept everything soft, with a pop of bold color)
The other designers have created some amazing cards for you today. I hope you are able to check them out, and are inspired to join us this month. You have until July 31st to play along, and I cannot wait to see what you create. That's all for me today. I'm off to work, and then another afternoon of softball.
Stay crafty my friends!
What's In It?
Paper: SU! Very Vanilla Cardstock, SU! Watercolor Paper, Neenah Red Textured Cardstock, Vellum
Stamps: Paper Smooches Graceful Beauties, MFT Garden Flourish Background
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Simon Says Stamp Fog Dye Ink, VersaMark, Mango Mango & Metallic Melon Gelatos, Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw & Cracked Pistachio
Accessories: MFT Flutter of Butterflies Lace Dies, Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Dies, Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots