At first, I felt like this months card swap challenge seemed easy.  Little did I know that once I got started on it, this was really more of a challenge then I realized at first.  Though I didn’t let that scare me….I plowed forward!

The challenge at hand was to make a card using only 3 colors.  Whisper White or Very Vanilla were a free color, so this seems fairly simple, huh?  I started out finding a DSP that had only 3 colors in it.  That was a little harder then I expected.  Searching through my stash, I found the Magnolia Lane DSP, striped paper, used only 3 colors.  Luckily for us, Stampin’ Up spoils us and if you look in the catalog, they tell you the colors that are used with each DSP.  So I look up Magnolia Lane….Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Early Espresso.  That works for me!  I like those 3 colors and can work with them.

Onward I go and next have to figure out what I’m going to put with that.  And remember, I can’t use black ink, so will need to use one of the 3 colors when I stamp anything.  I thought to myself, I could stamp a butterfly in Early Espresso and color it in Petal Pink, so I grabbed the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set and Punch.  While looking at my punches, I see the Tag Punch and decide that would be fun to use as well.  That pretty much started the ball rolling and I let creativity take over from there.  Along with the Butterfly Gala Stamp Set, I used the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set, a large and lovely set that has so many versatile saying that it really is a must for everyone’s stamp collection.

I hope you enjoy my creation and I challenge you to this challenge and encourage you to post your design in the comments.  I would love to see what each of you come up with!

Supplies List:

  • Paper 

    • Whisper White Card Stock
    • Petal Pink Card Stock
    • Mossy Meadow Card Stock
    • Magnolia Lane DSP
  • Inks/Blends/Markers

    • Petal Pink Ink
    • Mossy Meadow Ink
    • Early Espresso Ink
    • Petal Pink Blends
  • Stamps

    • Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
    • Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set
  • Dies/Embossing Folders

    • None
  • Embellishments/Ribbon

    • Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins
    • 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle – Whisper White
  • Tools/Punches

    • Paper Trimmer/Score
    • Butterfly Duet Punch
    • Scalloped Tag Topper
    • Stamparatus
  • Adhesives

    • Snail
    • Dimensionals

Instructions:

  • Paper Cuts

    • Petal Pink Card Stock
      • Card Base
        • 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″
        • Score 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″
      • Tag
        • 2″ x 4″
      • Center Layer
        • 1 3/8″ x 5 3/8″
    • Mossy Meadow Card Stock
      • Center Layer
        • 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
    • Whisper White Card Stock
      • Tag
        • 2″ x 4″
    • Magnolia Lane DSP
      • Card Front
        • 1 3/4″ x 5 3/8″  (2 pieces)
  • Stamp, Color, Punch

    • Whisper White Tag
      • Punch top with Scalloped Tag Punch
      • Using Stamparatus, stamp flowers from Flourishing Phrases at bottom with Mossy Meadow Ink
      • Stamp sentiment at top in Mossy Meadow
    • Petal Pink Tag
      • Punch top with Scalloped Tag Punch
    • Stamp butterflies from Butterfly Gala in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Card Stock
    • Color entire butterfly (both) with Light Petal Pink Blends
      • Color center of butterfly (both) with Dark Petal Pink Blends
      • Punch butterflies out
  • Adhere

    • Attach the 2 pieces of Magnolia Lane DSP to the front of the card base
    • Attach layer strip of Petal Pink to the layer strip of Mossy Meadow
      • Attach these to center of card base
    • Angling the tags, attach the Petal Pink tag first followed by the Whisper White tag
    • Using dimensionals, pop up butterflies on tags
  • Embellish

    • Carefully tie the Polka Dot Tulle to the top of each tag and trim to length
    • Add 3 Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins on front