Monday, April 25, 2022

myasperations 4-25-22

This is my second entry into the current Butterfly Challenge, which is one of my favs!  Each challenge offers several colors and themes we can use on our cards, plus provides instructions for a creative fold that we can use if desired.  The current challenge is to create a Floating Strip Card, which I learned is really easy to make! The front of the card is from a colorful upcycled tulip card. My card features all four of the colors: Fuchsia, Fawn, Flax, Flame, and all three themes: flowers, floating strip card, and butterfly, which I printed on acetate, embossed with a fine line black embossing powder, and colored with markers and white gel pen. (I decided to decorate the inside of the card with a strip of the upcycled tulip card and will add a specific sentiment when needed.)

·   Butterfly Digi- Fred She Said (Butterfly and Blossoms)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Instructions for Floating Strip Card available HERE

·   Transparency film, black embossing powder, cardstock, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Butterfly Challenge- #169 F is for Floating Strip Card                                                    
Cupcake Inspirations- Challenge #542 Color Challenge (Orchid, Lime, Yellow)   
Digi Doodle Studios- #48 Easter/Spring

I love gingerbread cookies, both enjoying the real ones fresh from the over, AND making cards with digital ones. I love the look of this little guy, printed onto kraft brown paper and with a tartan plaid background. He is the perfect addition to the inside sentiment from Beccy’s Place that holds way too much truth in it! “Frosting” was added with a small bottle of 3-D paint I’ve had in my stash for some time.   
I'm entering this card into several challenges, including one that is new to me.  Named Build Your Stash Holiday Cardmakers Group, the FB-based group is hosting a Spring Linky party. They also hold weekly sketch challenges that I plan to enter when my schedule allows because you can never have enough Christmas cards! 

·   Digi and front sentiment-Whimsy Stamps Digi Set (Oh Snap)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Boxed set of Plaid cards and envelopes- Hobby Lobby

·   Inside Sentiment- “Wondering eyes” from Beccy’s Place Digi Set (Here Comes Christmas)

·   Kraft photo corners- available from several web sources (WXJ13 Photo Mounting Corners)

·   “Frosting” on cookie is made with Scribbles White 3-D paint

·   All other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Christmas Craft Creations challenge- Tartan Plaid  
Rudolph Days Challenge- April  
Digi Chooseday Crafting Challenge- Week #16 Anything Goes  
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #591 AG
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Friday  Christmas 
Outlawz Challenge- Inlinks Challenge

Artist Francesca Lopez developed this sweet little bunny girl for the April Cute As A Button Progressive Challenge on FB. I cropped the digi, cropping it to focus just on her head and shoulders so I could have her peeking through a large wreath. I created the wreath by sketching a donut shape that would fit the front of a large (A7 size) card on the purple-flowered paper. I bit of fussy-cutting around the flowers created the wreath base.  I fussy-cut additional purple flowers, plus cut several from the pink-flowered paper and layered them atop the wreath. A scattering of leaves cut from scraps of green vellum, plus items from my stash and two sentiments finish the pretty Easter card.

·   Digi- Cute As A Button (Bunny Ears Pool Party)

·   Colored with Spectrum Noir Classique markers and Sakura Gelly Roll white gel pen

·   Front Sentiment- desert diva freebie (Hello How are You)

·   Inside Sentiment- Computer Generated

·   Flowers fussy-cut from two shades of Core-dinations Flowered Paper- JoAnne’s Fabric

·   Pink photo corners available from several web sources (WXJ13 Photo Mounting Corners)

·   Sheer White ribbon, foam tape, patterned paper, and other items from my stash.

Entered into:  
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #539-540 Anything Goes                   
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- April                       
Cute As A Button-FB Progressive Freebie Challenge-#51 Bunny Ears Pool Party


  1. fabulous cards!! I use t-shirt paint on my cards too!!

  2. Oh snap, Kathy!! That's a super cute holiday card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Spring into Christmas {BYSHC} Linky Party!

  3. I love that gingerbread man card! I just may have to get that digi!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful creations! Thank you for sharing with us over at Cute As A Button. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  5. Great cards! Thanks again for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge. We hope to see you again for future challenges. Nancee, DT

  6. Such beautiful cards! Wow, what a creative way to cut up the bg in strips. The sun and the butterflies look so pretty. Love the way you used the colors of the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations. Hugs ~ Ishani

  7. Your butterflies are just beautiful!! I LOVE all the cards you created!! Thank you for taking the time to play with us at Cupcake Inspirations!!

    CIC DT Member

  8. That is a darling gingerbread card! Love the plaid and all the details. Thanks for entering the BYSHC Linky Party. We actually have monthly challenges and hope you join us!

  9. Beautiful card perfect for spring time ! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge. I hope you will continue to visit and join us in future challenges too!

    CIC DT

  10. You come up with such fabulous ideas for your cards. I love how you have used an old card to create the strips. Thankyou so much for coming and playing in the butterfly garden with me. hugs Mrs A.

  11. Your Rudolph Days card is so darn cute, I LOVE the icing!
    Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge!

  12. Wonderful cards, I like that gingerbread friend, nice paper and Great card, and thank you for playing our challenge at Christmas Craft Creations. Have a great day!

    Leanne DT Member/CCC
    Christmas Craft Creations


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