Ok, so I was going to show off my DT kit goodies in this post...but I'm holding off another day, because I managed to get Susan's One-Layer Wednesday challenge card done instead. She asked participants to, in her words, "violate the stereotypes" of color (if you click the link, you'll see her super-cute pink and lime Christmas card!).
So...I know. "Congrats" doesn't lend itself to any particular colors, so what's the big deal with a purple and orange card? Oh, but it's a BABY congrats card. Nary a pastel, a pink, or a blue in sight. Not even the so-called "neutral" yellow or green! This will go to the next one of bunches of friends who seem to be getting preggo these days. Must be something in the water.
Technique stuff: This was inspired by a card I saw in the new issue of Papercrafts -- the artist used the same A to Z background stamp, but with a masked apple instead of this little butterfly. Speaking of which, the butterfly is plain by nature (SU's Butterfly Accent), but I kissed it on a Hero Arts Doily stamp and then stamped the doily bit instead. Nifty! Some razzleberry marker dots mark the border a bit better. I wanted the Tangerine Tango sentiment (from Papertrey's Say it with Style) to look like it was part of the block, so I used a stamp positioner -- with a clear stamp, yes -- to make sure it was just right. A little bling on the butterfly body, and I called it good!
Well, I'm off to a roller derby fundraiser tonight, and a high school reunion tomorrow (Gasp! 15 years already?). I've also been working on some CAS ditties -- I'm the guest designer for this week's CAS challenge on Splitcoast. My fave so far is a Halloween card -- too early? Hope not! Wish me luck!!