Monday, April 14, 2014

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #5

Good morning paper crafting friends! I'm here to post this card as a guest designer to Challenge #5 for Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.
The theme is Pick a Stamp, Any Stamp! If you think you've seen this post before, you're right! I royally messed up and posted it a week early and didn't know how to unpost it without deleting all my hard work writing it up. Long story short, Gloria has been more than gracious and patient with me and has allowed me to post it again, on the proper day. Thanks Gloria!
So, finally after all that's said, here's my card again~

The image stamp I used for this project is from G45. I just love the vintage egg image and it gave me a chance to practice using my copics. Yes, I still need lots of practice!!

I started by stitching my patterned paper onto white cardstock. I stamped the corner flourishes using Technique Tuesday stamps and the cute little bunny border at the bottom is also from the G45 set. Then I mounted it onto an Aqua Mist (from PTI) cardstock base. I added some pretty vintage lace to the bottom and layered a couple of Spellbinders fancy ovals to put my colored Easter image onto. The leaves are cut using spellbinders as well. I added some tiny pearls to the centers of two of the leaves and nestled the paper flowers into the leaves, finishing it off with a sheer white bow. I added some Glossy Accents to the tips of the flower petals to give the appearance of morning dew.

In the bottom right corner is my butterfly, which was cut using Beautiful Butterflies from PTI. I cut the butterfly twice, out of some pink and printed papers from my hoard, to give it dimension. The antennae's are the leftover wire that I cut from the flowers in the top left corner. I simply curled it around something small and adhered them to the back of the butterfly. I finished it off by adding more pearls to the body.

That's it for my project! Don't forget to link up your project on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog by Midnight, Sunday, April 20th for your chance to win this awesome prize pack from our April sponsor, Hampton Art.
You can find all the details to the challenge HERE.

Make sure you visit the Guest Designers and the Design Team to see what they have to share!

Guest Team:
Marelle Jackman
Shani Thomas
Anneke Bouwmeesters-de Monnink
Birgit Norton ~
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Design Team:
Amber Milone
Christy Butters
Debbie Seyer
Donna Idlet
Ginny Nemchak
Glenda Brooks
Gloria Stengel
Jan Marie Ennenga
Karen Zueger
Kathy Clement
Pam Bray
Tammi Bennett

Thanks for looking! Blessings~ Birgit


Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Birgit, this is such a beautiful card! I love that focal image, colored to perfection, but it's the attention to detail here that wins my heart. The stitching, the pearls, the glossy accents the wonderful butterfly..all beautifully composed. You really have a gift! Thanks for guest designing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

You are so cute. No harm done. Since you posted the day the challenge went did not ruin anything! And your card is so pretty that I forgive you all. hee hee I am so happy and excited that you are one of our guests at Craft Hoarders Anonymous this month!

Glenda said...

I truly love your card! The colors are wonderful and I love the stitching! Thank you for being a guest designer for us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Paperesse said...

This is a beautiful card and you have done such nice work! The stamp is colored to perfection and coordinates so well with the papers. And that top stitching...just the perfect final touch to bring it all together. Bravo!!!

Amber Milone said...

This card is so pretty! I love your coloring of the egg image. All the details are fantastic. I am so happy to have you join us this month at CHACB!

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful shading with the Copics, gorgeous card too. ~Diane