Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Flying out of the boxes

So yesterday there was no stamping, I watched some kids for a friend and we had a play date here.  But after having 8 kids (one 7 year old, 2 six year olds, a 5 year old, a 3 year old, two 2 year olds and a 4 month old) I was beat.  Things went really great the kids all got along and there were absolutely no problems except my lack of energy that evening was zilch.  So I took the night off. 

I really enjoy the cards where you have the traditional square/rectangle of cardstock, generally a neutral, and there is part of the image that is too big for the box.  I finally decided to try to make one of my own.  I don't know if I have seen instructions on how to actually do it so I am not sure if I did it the “right” way or not but it worked.  I just stamped my butterfly and drew a square around it and cut on the lines.  flyingoutoftheboxThis was the color challenge for the Late Night Stampers Group.  I really like color challenges because that seems to be the hardest part of stamping for me.  When I see a color challenge it usually helps me pick out the stamp set and design that I want to use quickly and easily.   This card is made to fit in the open ended envelopes that SU! carries so the card measures 3 3/8 by 6 5/8.

Stamps:  Flight of the Butterfly

Ink: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Paper:  Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Chit Chat Rub-Ons

Tools: Eyelet Border Punch, Big Shot, SU! Backgrounds #1 Flourish Texturz Plate

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Kay Kalthoff said...

A GREAT card! Love the boxes with the butterflies floating out of them. TFS!

June Annand said...

Oh My Goodness!!!!! This card is fabulous!!!! This is the perfect stamp set to use for this technique. Really super card!

Nancy Riley said...

Fantastic design! Great use of the colors and stamp set! I love those butterflies, and the dimension you've given them!

Rosie said...

Very Pretty Card! I love the layout!

virginia said...

Congratulations Kristen Hope to see one of your cards for challenge 15

Barbara said...

Truly a lovely card....CONGRATS on "winning" the Challenge contest on LNS....certainly well deserved!