Thursday, February 9, 2012

Unity Opportunity Challenge

Valentine's Day is coming up!
Think pink... red... love... hearts...

Time for an Ippity challenge and I just made it with two days to spare! I was making this for the Unity blog hop but I kind of went off in my own direction from what it had started out with. So, below is the card I made for the Ippity Challenge this month using the Be "Owl" Mine set (which is SO cute to use for making Valentine's Day cards). I bought a new embossing folder and I inked up one side of it so that it would "stamp" the paper that I had in-between the folder:

I then used some paint swatches that I got at Ace Hardware to add colors to the wings of the butterfly and then cut out the wings:

So here is the card all done! I think it looks really good because it wasn't what I was going for in the beginning. I used a white doily that I got from Olive Garden (of all places lol) and added it behind the butterfly. Thanks so much for taking a look!

Stamps: Unity Stamp Co (Be "Owl" Mine)
Embossing folder: Darice
Ink: Brilliance (Pearlescent Orchid
Other: pink glitter pen, pink jewels


  1. Just lovely!! The embossed background looks fabulous and the butterfly is so gorgeous.

  2. I really like the idea working with the paint swatches. Very cute card.

  3. SO nice. Ditto above...great way to use paint swatches!

  4. It's kind of like letterpressing, isn't it? I'm going to have to try that!

  5. Wow this the is lovely. I love the butterfly and the colors.

  6. Love the inked embossing folder, great card!


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