Monday, August 1, 2011

Fun Summer Challenges!

Hello Delightful friends and family!
Thought I'd play in these fun summer challenges.  Clean and Simple is the technique and summer/botanicals is the theme.

Cindy Coutts Designs is having an impromptu challenge to show her appreciation to Paper Creations Magazine and there will be blog candy for the winner so be sure and check out all the requirements (very minimal) and join the challenge and win a wonderful stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

Also Moxie Fab World is having a challenge called "Fanatical About Botanical"  
Last but not least is Flourishes - Bring Back Beautiful Challenge "Clean and Simple" (BBB13)
Here is my entry:

Step 1: Make base from card stock A2 size.  Corner round the bottom edge.
Step 2: Ink up flower stamp (stamp off once) stamp image.  Repeat but position a little lower than the first flower.
Step 3: Stamp sentiment near the top of the card in black ink.
Step 4: Stamp 3 different butterflies, color in lightly with Copic Markers.

Ingredients:  Card Stock: Neenah bright white;  Stamps:  Gina K. Designs - Botanicals and Taylored Expressions (butterflies) Summer Wreath; Inks:  Distress Inks: Peeled Paint and Mustard Seed; Memento Inks: Cantaloupe and Tuxedo Black; Copic Markers: Y11, E95; EK Success, Corner rounder

I've been in a real creative slump lately so starting out with a CAS card, although out of my comfort zone (all that white space, YIKES!) worked out pretty well. Hope you like it!  Thanks Cindy for inspiring me to get "crafty" and thanks Jan for encouraging me to play the challenges!  Be sure and check out Christian Paper Crafts for the latest challenges we have going on too!!  Did you know we have a whole thread dedicated to just Cricut techniques?  And another thread specifically for Spellbinders dies? Our gallery is full of wonderful projects by the members that will amaze you and inspire you too. So, won't you consider joining us at Christian Paper Crafts for encouragement, Bible study and lots of fun inspiration with paper crafts!

Thanks again for visiting and God bless!


  1. Very pretty and definitely CASS and summery! Nice work, Natalie!

  2. What a gorgeous card Natalie!

  3. Hey Natalie! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  4. What a beautiful CAS card!! Thanks so much for playing the BBB Challenge!!1