Monday, March 21, 2011

DT Card for Lexi's Creations Challenge #36 - include a Ribbon but not in a Bow or Knot

My DT Card for Lexi's Creations    Challenge #36 - include a Ribbon but not in a bow  or knot

Sponsor:  Whiff of Joy Stamps : rubber stamps and accessories   

It is that green time a year when many leprechauns and shamrocks have beem seen about so my card is green in honor of the Irish and in the start of spring (March 20th)!  Working on the card brought back a childhood memory of my Mother telling us how her and her brother attending the same small rural school in Alberta would give different nationalities when asked what they were.They had  Irish and English in their heritage, so Mom would say she was Irish and my Uncle would say English. The teachers although amused would ask them to sort it out. They both (Mom and Uncle)would stick to  their chosen nationality and in my Mom's case Irish she remained for most of her life; she switched to Canadian in the later years:D

This was first time I framed a stamp with ribbon and it was surprisingly easy. I did follow these instructions from a tutorial on the StampArtic site so that helped a lot. The flowers are hand made. The beautiful butterfly is from Fairy Dust Crafts and is designed by Lexi.  The largest butterfly is layered  and all three are attached with glue dots for dimension . All versions of the butterfly were coloured, cut out and layered with crystal effects.

Challenges Entered:
Creatalicious Challenge: two toned card - I have green and white hope white is considered a tone:)
 Mami Doodles: Digital Stamps:  challenge #22 Celebrate Spring
Flutterby Wednesday: green and/or sketch - I used green and butterflies
Stampavie & More: Spring or Easter - I think my card has a bit of both
Beary Sweet- challenge 21 - Spring  I have green and butterflies - my idea of spring
Wild Orchid Challenges: Dieing to Punch it Out: I have punched out leaves and several flourishes
By the Cute and Girly: Springtime (monthly)
ASC 38:  Aly's Sunday challenge - Happy Spring
Creative Card Crew: show some green
Papertake Weekly: three of something - I have three green flowers and three butterflies

Card Details:
Stamp: Fairy Dust Butterfly from Fairy Dust Crafts
Paper :Stampin Up
Punches:Martha Stewart for the leaves and branches
Spellbinders - Shapeabilities 'Flourish Accent' for the flourish
Markers: Prismacolors
Ribbon: Michael's  'Celebrate It' Basic Narrows for the green, the white from my stash
Other: crystal effects on the butteflies