Hi everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!!!
I have a fun card to share with you today. My niece is having an Olympics themed birthday party, so I wanted to use red, white, blue, and gold for her birthday card, plus I wanted to try using negative die cuts for this. This week's Queen For The Day over at Splitcoast is Loll Thompson.....she is extremely talented and creative....I LOVE everything in her gallery, but my fave creations of hers are with the "negative die cuts", such as this beautiful card! If you cruise her awesome gallery, you will see page after page of gorgeousness and creativity! Congrats, Loll, you are definitely a stamping queen in my book!!!
I knew I wanted to use the stars (Creative Memories) and stripes (Moxxie) designer papers along with the gold mirror paper and Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly die, but I struggled with the design until I saw the sketch at Operation Write Home. I used a bow instead of a sentiment, and really loved the open space at the right so that the emobssed red mirror paper wouldn't be covered up. The patriotic butterfly ribbon I found in the $1 bin at Michael's last year....isn't it cute?!
I will also be submitting this card in the following challenges:
Speedy the Fox Friends' Challenge: Use fave technique....paper piercing all the way!!! ( For straight edges, I use a Stampin Up template, for shapes I pierce freehand....see my piercing tutorial HERE);
Raise the Bar: Anything with wings;
Craft Your Passion: Use past challenge...I chose #89 Things With Wings.
Stamps: None on outside;
Cardstock: Stampin Up Crumb Cake and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Mirror Paper (brand unknown)...purchased from Our Daily Bread designs Show Booth, Stars designer paper from Creative Memories, Striped designer paper by Moxxie;
Accessories: Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies Small, Bow Easy, Michael's ribbon, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Zva Creative Pearls, paper piercer and template, foam tape;
Thanks for stopping by today! God bless!