Wednesday, August 6, 2014

celebrations. . . .

with a twist of butterflies, is the theme at Time Out Challenges, which is a new to me challenge blogHere is my card:


The stamps I used on this card are from Stamplorations.  After eyeballing the stamping of the word celebrate, I white heat embossed it.  Then I smooshed distress inks onto a clear block, spritzed with water and added the color to the background with a water brush to create the rainbow stripes.  The cupcake was created in the same way using more distress inks.  I added white liquid pearls to the icing and brushed wink of Stella over the entire cupcake.  The butterfly punch is from Martha Stewart.  Liquid pearls and wink of Stella were also added to it.  I adhered three butterflies together to make it stand up from the card.  Here is a close-up of it:


Today is a beautiful sunny summer day here in Canton Ohio.  I am going to go outside now, sit on my porch and read a book I started last evening.  While there I will enjoy hearing the birds singing and listening to my little fountain bubbling in the flower garden.  Gotta' savor these sweet summer days as long as possible!!

Hope your day is fabulous!



8 comments:

Lin said...

Love that rainbow background, Joy, and that black butterfly really pops!

Cat Craig said...

Joy, your butterfly and cupcake really steal the show. Lovely card.

Theresa said...

Lovely card, Joy. I am a bit late welcoming you home. Loving all your recent posts and seeing your creations. Congrats to you for winning at SSS yesterday! I've also been spending most of my time outdoors enjoying the summer days. Hugs!

Cornelia W said...

Gorgeous background and one yummy cupcake!

Lynn said...

Oh I love the spectrum of colors...fabulous embossing and inking! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Great card in perfect colors! Makes me wonder why I haven't done this technique in a while.

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Joy!

Lisa Kind said...

Your evening of reading sounds perfect! I love this card and the techniques you used! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!