I couldn’t come up with anything more original than that title today. I must be slipping. LOL. It’s also a new one for me in quite some time to do a card without an image. This is an anniversary card for some very dear friends. And as usual, I’m a few days late in finishing it. The beauty of the card is difficult to see. But if you click on the card front, the close-up shows all the glitter on the card.
I wanted to show off the beauty of this die by Cheery Lynn Designs, so I knew I wasn’t going to cover it with much. I used a design that I saw on Cheery Lynn’s blog by Sue Inscho. I can’t find her blog, but this will send you to the post that shows off her beautiful work. I did try to make it my own, which I did by adding the sentiment I cut out from “Sweethearts” cartridge on my Cricut machine. I also added Recollection pearls all over the front.
The dragonfly and the olive leaves are also dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. After I looked at photos of dragonflies online, I really wanted to make mine look iridescent like many that I saw. In fact, I saw one that had some of these same colors. The flower is one that I made months ago, and I’ve been holding on to. I heat embossed the sentiment with the same embossing powder I used on my last card.
On the inside of the card I’ve use MS Double Loops to cut the papers and placed them over the same glittered dp. I can’t remember if it’s by DCMV or K and Company. But I’ve kept it forever, and hoarded it, but I finally decided that I bought it to use, so I should do so.
The butterflies are by EK Success, and have also been hoarded.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
Catered Crop – fall colors, pattern paper, pearls, die cuts
Twisted Sketches – sketch (not sure if this is close enough to qualify)
Corrosive Challenges – things that fly
One Stitch at a Time – embossing
Lollipop Crafts – 3 embellishments (pearls, flower die cuts)
Karen’s Doodles – emboss it
Lexi's Creations – sentiment – no image
Party Time Tuesdays – anything
Celebrate the Occasion - fall (colors)
Creative Card Crew – love
The Paper Shelter – anything
Simon Says Stamp – anything
Use it Tuesday – orange, black or purple
Scrappy Frogs Challenge – something that flies
UnstampaBelles Challenges – fall and sentiment
Creative Crafts Challenges – fancy edges (inside)
Scrapbook Sisters – anything
Paper Pretties – embellish it
That seems to be it. Not as many challenges when you don’t color. I hope you enjoyed your stop here, and I hope you took time to leave me a much loved comment.