Monday, August 24, 2015

Sending Wishes Your Way

** 9/6/15 Top 3 at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends! **

Hi everyone! A couple weeks ago I shared that I've been invited to guest design for Craft Your Passion during the month of August! I'm super stoked to share my second project, a birthday card I created for Challenge #276. We're being sponsored this week by Di's Digi's, and challenges here are always anything goes, so come on over and play!

I used stamps from two of my favorite Stampin' Up! stamp sets in one of my most favorite color combos of purple and green. Really and truly, I love most colors with green! ;) And we can't forget the sequins... one of my (many) favorite embellishments.

I used several dies, two to create a pretty layered butterfly with stamped inner wings and a pearl abdomen.

The other die was a chevrons die which I used to cut into the stamped background panel. I smooshed some purple and green ink on a strip of watercolor paper then spritzed it with a handmade Perfect Pearls mist, and when dry placed it behind the negative space. It's really pretty and shimmery!

I kept the inside relatively simple with a stamped sentiment on a panel layered on purple and green.

Proud to enter this birthday card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Whisper White (#100730), Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss (#133675), Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#108641), Purple Core'dinations Glitter Silk, Ranger Watercolor paper scrap
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics (#137154), Stampin' Up! Papillon Potpourri (#123759)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Blackberry Bliss (#133642), Stampin' Up! Perfect Plum (#126963), Stampin' Up! Strawberry Slush (#131178), Stampin' Up! Wild Wasabi (#126959), Stampin' Up! Mossy Meadow (#133645), Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Dies: Stampin' Up! Butterflies Thinlits (#137360), YNS Chevrons die
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Pearl Jewels (#119247), Stampin' Up! Frosted Sequins (#135835), MISTI

I hope you've found some inspiration to create a project to enter in our challenge this week! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!


  1. This is just lovely Leslie. So nice to have you as a GDT member at CYP.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, CYP DT

  2. Beautiful Card!!! What a beautiful Butterfly!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. Gorgeous card Leslie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  4. Gorgeous design! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage!

  5. I love the die cut background to the patterned paper butterfly. Wonderful card. So glad to have found you through Ruby's Rainbow challenge.

  6. Oh, I love this ! Really beautiful ! I love the "arrows", butterfly, colors....everything ! Great work ! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)

  7. I love your butterfly, beautiful details and the design too, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  8. A gorgeous crisp and clean design! Love the butterfly! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  9. Beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Ruby's Rainbow for our 'Dies or Punches' challenge.
    Hugs Helen P x

  10. Lovely card perfect for our challenge at Ruby's Rainbow thank you for sharing with us
    Shaz DT x

  11. This is absolutely GORGEOUS, Leslie. I absolutely LOVE the soft butterfly and pearl accents. It's just lovely. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us, and please join us again in September (new challenge starts tomorrow).
    V's Sweet Ideas

    P.S. I'd like to invite you to share your amazing talents with us in our fun weekly challenges at Word Art Wednesday. We offer great prizes, too. I hope you will stop by!

  12. Beautiful card with your stunning design, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday and good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  13. Leslie this is a beautiful project with wonderful attention to detail and perfect for our 16th ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  14. Beautiful Card ! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  15. This is so beautiful Leslie!! I absolutely Love the soft butterfly!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Scrappind4Fun Challenges. Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  16. Beautiful card, love the softness and the pretty butterfly!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT


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