How are you all? I hope you're having a great week that involves lots of crafting!
It's Play Date Cafe time again, and for this week I had my own personal challenge to use Versamark and to make something CAS (clean and simple). Now this may come very easily to some of you but I cannot count the number of times I try to make a simple card only to keep adding to it! I'm really pleased that I didn't with this one... I think!
This week's sponsor is Memory Box so we had two beautiful stamps to play around with, both of which are our prizes for the lucky winner! I decided to play with the larger stamp, with this outcome....
|and here's the colour inspiration from Sarah ...|
If you look very closely you may just about see that I stamped the background with Versamark using Hero Arts butterflies, called Antique Engravings I think, they're not showing very clearly on this picture though.
These are the stamps from Memory Box, aren't they lovely! I love the script of the first one and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to raise the wing of the butterfly. You should see what the rest of the design team have come up with, their creations are my fave so far I think. I have a few ideas for the second butterfly so will try and make something soon with that one too. It would look lovely with a damask border as a background behind the plain wing, don't you think?
Step by step for this card;
- Mat black cardstock onto white card base
- Stamp 3 different butterflies onto black cardstock using Versamark ink to create background
- Stamp Memory Box image twice onto white cardstock
- Tie green ribbon bow around main image
- Fussy cut second butterfly and attach to main image as shown, lifting the wings to give some dimension
- Attach panel at an angle to black base
- Add two crystals to the antennaes
- Ask yourself, 'shall I just add...., or just one of those brads, or that flower, or some fancy border, or some glitter or ....' and then give yourself a serious telling off reminding yourself that you wanted clean and simple and that's what you've got, so let it go!
Papers: Bazzill Basics
Accessories: Green ribbon from stash
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT's inspirational pieces!
So come and join in on the fun! Pop on over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC40.
So, how did I do? Shall I just stick to my normal style or give CAS a go every now and then?! Just say it how it is, I won't be offended! :o)