This card is for The Paper Players clean and simple one layer card.
Eeeek! 1: clean and simple is not my thing. 2: one layer is not my thing. I really wanted to participate in this challenge to push myself! I played off of a scrap page from Bobbie Trost that I thought was amazing. She used punched butterflies on her page, but I couldn't so I chose one of the butterflies from the Best of Butterflies set I just purchased. Now, this is by far NOT my favorite butterfly in the bunch, but it's the smallest and best for the look I wanted to achieve. I went through many-a-white pieces trying to get the flow of the butterflies just right. This is probably the fifth or sixth incarnation of this card. After I got the butterflies to the point where I was satisfied (notice I didn't say happy) with them, I added the sentiment. I figured this one went along with the butterfly theme, and I could also use it for a graduation card if I have to. (You know, spread your wings and take flight, you've got your whole life ahead of you, type of feeling.....that fits into graduation, right???) Here's the kicker. After I stamped the sentiment, I SMEARED IT! Ahhhhhhh! I was so upset, but it was too late to go back now. Under normal circumstances I would re-stamp it onto scrap paper, punch it out and adhere it over the original image....not this time. Not in a one layer challenge. Oh well, I guess it's not too noticable. To finish this baby off I ran it throught the tulip border EF and added some lines above and below the sentiment with my score tool. Lastly, I dotted a few of the butterflies with bling. Whew, now that was a challenge for me! Give me layers any day!!!!
Here's a list of my supplies....
Stamps: Word Play, Best of Butterflies
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Black
Accessories: Tulip Border EF, Score Tool, Rhinestones
Thanks for taking a peek!