Monday, July 11, 2016

Butterfly Stripes & Red Flowers

Hello, Monday!  I'm playing along with two challenges today.  First the Simon Says Wednesday Photo Inspiration challenge.  I was most inspired by the photo in the top left corner - the rough turquoise stripes with the bright yellow flip flops.  I used some Paper Smooches Paint Strokes dies for the stripes and added yellow butterflies instead of flip flops.  The thank you die is also Paper Smooches.  I'm also going to enter this in the Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies challenge.  I just had a look at their shop which was silly because of course I now have a wish list of goodies from them!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Basic Grey) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Butterflies) My Favourite Things, (Paint Strokes, Thank You) Paper Smooches
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gems:  Recollections

Next is a card for the current CAS-ual Fridays Colour Challenge.  I went bold and bright but simple for this one - white embossing, fussy cutting and some gems using CAS-ual Fridays stamps.  

That's it for today.  See you tomorrow for CASology!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Real Red, Midnight Muse) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Wonderful Words) CAS-ual Fridays
Ink:  (VersaMark) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Opaque Bright White Super Fine) Wow
Gems:  Doodlebug


cm said...

Here I am, the Queen of Late commenting, making an appearance! The traveling we've been doing has interrupted my attempt at being more prompt. Yeesh! Your butterfly and paint swooshes die: swooning! A pretty take on the inspiraiton photo! Your bold red flowers: LOVE! Please, please bring them over to Inkspirations, where the current challenge is Anything Goes with Red (Here's the link: See you there *grin*

Karen B. said...

Perfect summer cards!

Helen Gullett said...

FABULOUS cards with Summer colors! Love those butterflies and your diecut sentiment, Jen.
THANK YOU for playing along with HLS Anything Goes with Dies challenge this month.

Anita in France said...

Bright and vibrant butterflies against those delicious swooshes, Jen ... so pretty! Bold and striking red and blue ... fabulous with the touch of white! Hugs, Anita :)

Lin said...

Fun take on our inspiration, Jen! I love the CAS style! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Lisa said...

Cute summer cards Jen!! I like the bling you added to your butterflies!

Lynn said...

Two beauties Jen! The first one looks like it could go in the PaperSmooches challenge too!

Claire said...

Such sweet, CAS cards Jen - the white embossing on the scarlet blooms looks amazing and you've reminded me to get my paint strokes dies out too! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Emma Sims said...

Stunning CAS cards! And great use of dies too. Thank You for playing along with Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies!

Joyce said...

Two fantastic cards. Great job on the inspiration board. I always find those most difficult. And, love the red flowers on blue--so dramatic.

Jenny said...

You've just reminded me that I have those paint stroke dies and still haven't used them!! Love how you've interpreted the photo... two very pretty cards xx

Lindsey said...

The butterfly and paint strokes card is brilliant — I wouldn't have had a clue how to use those paint dies. And the red flowers with white embossing are awesome.

Wei Wei Wang said...

Love the bold color CAS card. Thank you for sharing at CAS-ual Fridays.