Sunday, July 19, 2015

Follow Your Dreams Card

Sometimes the ideas in my head just don't jive with my supplies, so I have to work with what I have. That was the case with this Follow Your Dreams Card. I love the color challenge at Color Throwdown and I wanted to incorporate a flower in my design but I couldn't get it to look right. So, I took the opportunity to use a new to me swirl die cut by Impression Obsession with silver glimmer paper instead. The background paper was from Stampin' Up! sale-a-bration called Irresistibly Yours and I sprayed it with black and pink Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Then I decided to sponge on some Lavender ink by Hero Arts and darken the edges with Black and Melon Mambo ink. The sentiment is by Hampton Art and was punched with a 2" circle punch and matted with a 2 3/8" scallop circle punch. To add some bling details I punched two bitty butterflies and added colored rhinestones along with a strip of silver sequin ribbon and three purple sequins. This card definitely has some sparkle! It may not be what I originally envisioned but I think it turned out okay. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day.

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  1. Such a pretty card!!! Love those sparkly swirls! Thank you for playing with us at Color Throwdown!

  2. Love the background Andrea! And those butterflies are the perfect accents.Have a wonderful week.

  3. Thanks for showing your beautiful blingbling card for our fairytale-challenge.

  4. What a beautiful design with the sparkly butterflies and the background, too!!! Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!

  5. So pretty Andrea. Love the Irresistibly Yours background with the pretty hues. The silver swirls are lovely with the butterflies. Thank you for playing along with us at The Color Throwdown.

  6. This is a perfect card for so many occasions and reasons -- great inspiration to someone who receives it.

  7. Lovely card... love the sentiment you have used... thanks for joining in our 'use a punch' challenge over at Crafty Friends... hope you can join us again next time... good luck.
    Diane Louise x

  8. Nice card!
    Love the colors in the background.
    Thanks for joining our Crafty Friends punch challenge.
    Greetings, Linda DT-CF

  9. Gorgeous card! :-D Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge this fortnight. I hope to see you again. :-D
    Milka DT


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