Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spring Card- CCC #35

Ok, here goes - 1st real post, with photos! And links!

So I discovered the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge at the Studio L3 blog a little late in the game. I didn't even own the book until a few weeks ago. But now I have book, blog, and a card to enter, just in time for the last challenge! This week's challenge is "Design Details", and even though Tim's book shows lots of grungy stitching and brads, I decided to girl it up a little and make a very pink card for spring. =)

The stitched together strips are all from one piece of paper from the Die Cuts With A View "Whimsy" Stack. That paper was basically the inspiration for the card, because I loved the sparkly butterflies and the pink/brown/green color scheme. The stamped butterfly is from the $1 bin at Michael's! I stamped it with Walnut Ink Distress Ink, embossed it, cut it out, and inked it with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink (have I mentioned that I LOVE Distress Inks?!?). I also inked the edges of the card with Worn Lipstick. The word "spring" is the Sizzix "You're My Cupcake" alphabet, which I glitzed up with some Star Dust Stickles. Here's some close ups of the butterfly and the glitter. =)

Well, I think that's it. Thanks for looking! Hopefully this post isn't completely ridiculous...still figuring out this program..... =P



  1. Welcome Mary to blogland and to the great adventure we have had with the CofC with Linda. So pleased that you joined in as your card is beautiful. Hope we can share adventures in the near future. Annette x

  2. I love your card! definitely springy. Great job with all of that stitching.

  3. A lovely spring card Mary! x

  4. Beautiful spring card love butterflies and your colour choice!

  5. Congratulations on your wonderful new blog, Mary! What a stunning work of art for your debut, too-- this card is gorgeous. You've used the Design Details techniques perfectly, and created a piece that would brighten anyone's day. I'm delighted and honored that the CCC is the first challenge you've posted to from your blog. Thank you!

    This may be the final CCC, but there's something new and fun coming very soon, so please stick around for it. I'll post the details on Monday. :-)


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