Be sure to get your cat crafting supplies dusted off for the
2017 Cat Lovers Hop
Oct. 23-28, 2017
Right here at Her Peaceful Garden.
Read the Guidelines and FAQs HERE.
Don't forget the GIVEAWAY for
displaying my 2017 Cat Lovers Badge.
I am here with a quick card for Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge where the theme this fortnight is Butterfly/ies plus A is for Any Shape (not square/rectangle) &/or Q is for Quartz...which can be nearly any color. So this in effect is almost an Anything Goes Butterfly Shaped Card Challenge.
When I think of Quartz, I think of a sparkly white or pale yellowish-orange stone...like ocean sand. I have native quartz rock in my yard.
|Quartz chunks found on our property.|
For my card, I used a sparkly DCWV pre-made card blank that I die cut with a scalloped circle die for the shape. Oops...I cut it too close to the fold. No matter. I scored the back piece to fold open a half inch from the botched top and glued the tops together inside. Problem solved!
I used a piece from my stack of marker refill water backgrounds. I came to the sudden epiphany that these qualify as "smooshed"! They are not smooshed in the more familiar way of adding ink to an acrylic block or craft mat, misting, and then smooshing. Instead, they are smooshed because I misted the sheets of paper that were intensely colored and smooshed a fresh sheet of paper on top to allow some of the ink to transfer. So...they are smooshed. That's my story and I am sticking to it!! :)
Since Quartz was one of the Butterfly Challenge elements, I wanted to go sparkly with my card. I chose a glittery card base, sparkly embossing powder for my sentiment, a butterfly sticker with holographic outlines, and a crystal flourish. Love how this card gleams. I had to actually photograph it in my own shadow to be able to show the details without it looking like one big sparkle!! :)
Supplies used include:
Sizzix - Circles, Scallop die set
Winnie & Walter - Scenery: Bigger Bang Confetti stamp set (limited edition, no longer available)
Winnie & Walter - In a Word: Happy stamp set
Doodlebug - Mini Doilies in Limeade
Zva Creative - Crystal flourish
Hope you enjoyed my card today. Thank you for all your comments and encouragement. Hope your day is a delight!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly(ies) + A is for Any Shape (besides square or rectangle) &/or Q is for Quartz
2. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge
3. Winnie & Walter WCMD 2017 Layers Challenge
4. Simon Says Stamp WCMD Challenge - Anything Goes
5. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #302-303 - Anything Goes Family Friendly
6. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
7. Just Keep on Creating - October Anything Goes Link Up
8. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes #16