This is my very first challenge and my first real posting to my new blog. I apologize if it doesn't look exactly like it should. I am very much in the learning process here. To create this card I used JustRite stamps for the message in the center and the decorative round cream border. The message in the center is from their Hope Set, which is actually squares, but I punched it out using a circle punch. I layered it on red and black layers cut out with Nestabilities. The decorative circle border is from JustRites Decorative Borders set and was also cut out with a round Nestability. I then layered all of this on top of black, cut out with my brand new Beaded Circles Nestability. For the butterfly border on the top and the decorative scalloped border on the bottom I used Martha Stewart border punches. The red background was embossed with a cuttlebug folder. I couldn't just do one challenge with this card. My friend, Bonnie, talked me into actually creating a card that could go into 5 different challenges. To meet these challenges I added two black buttons, a handmade mini Prima flower, and a small butterfly on the bow (also cut out with a Spellbinder Die). The butterfly is actually double layered but I couldn't get it to show in the picture. Thanks a lot Bonnie. (I will add her link, along with some of my other favorites, as soon as I figure out how.) I decided my card needed a little sparkle so I added a bit of red glitter.
For the Just Rite Challenge I used the colors red, black, and cream with a handmade flower and butterfly and their stamps, of course.
Secret Crafter Saturday...This challenge is ANYTHING goes.
Cute Card Thursday ... more butterflies.
Crazy 4 Challenges was the sketch below
Whoopsi Daisy also wanted FLOWERS so I made a small mini Prima rose out of cream, with black leaves.
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