Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I have exciting news. Today I am the guest designer on http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/. My first time ever winning a  challenge and this is such an honor. The theme this week is borders.


For my card border I used a Memory Box die called Fairytale Flower. It is so light and airy and seemed perfect for this challenge. I sponged Distress Ink on  white card stock in blues and yellows and added the die cut. Two more Rhone Butterfly Wings Memory Box dies were used to cut the butterflies. The bottom one of turquoise cardstock that matched the card base and I sponged the same colors on the top die.  The sentiment is from Altenews Painted Inspiration set stamped in Versamark and embossed with Hero Arts clear embossing powder. I rounded the corners and added some gold bling to the border and butterfly. Be kind to one another.




13 comments:

Greta said...

Hurrah! That was a well-deserved win, Brenda--so exciting! This is one gorgeous card with that incredible border & great sentiment! Big hugs, Greta

Liz said...

Congratulations, Brenda, and what a stunning card you've produced for your Guest Designer spot. I love this die, it's so delicate and the colours you've chosen are beautiful. xx

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Oh congrats to you!!! What a beautiful card, I love everything about it. That saying is neat too. I have been to the altnew site and have been wanting to buy a few flower/die stamps....but I think I will keep my eye open for that "awesome day" stamp too.

Stella said...

Your created a lovely background with sponging distress ink and your border die is a gem. Such a lovely card; a perfect take on the theme! And blue is my favorite color :) It's lovely to have you as our Guest Designer this week!

Lisa said...

Yay!! Congratulations on your win and GD spot my friend!! Your card is stunning!! I love the border die you used and the sponged colors!! The butterfly is gorgeous!! And what a fabulous sentiment!! Love this!! Congrats again!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maria said...

Congrats on your GD spot! Your card is very pretty with the butterfly and floral border! Love the sentiment, too!

Marina said...

Such a pretty and delicate combination of die-cutting with the stamped sentiment. I love the double butterfly and the added bling. Thanks for being out Guest Designer at City Crafter.

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer gig. Love the flowery border and your sweet butterfly. Beautiful card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Brenda! How wonderful that you are Guest Designer at CCC!! I love the border card you made to inspire us! The sponging and colors and butterfly and sediment are all so pretty!! (I will call you tomorrow to say Aw Riva Darechi!!) Love and hugs, Darnell

Colleen said...




Brenda, well done my friend and a big congrats on your guest designing gig!! Fabulous card and amazing border! Eat to bring on the honor!!

LesleyG said...

Congratulations! What a pretty card too, and a fun sentiment xxx

Brenda said...

A BIG congrats to you Brenda! They know talent when they see it and girl you got it! Love, love, love this beautiful card!! That border die is amazing, love how you used it on this card. Love the butterfly dies too. You did a great job with your inking on the card as well and I just love that sentiment! Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Oh YAY for you on the GD spot! Well deserved. My, how far you've come from that first post that I remember your trepidation about card making, blogging, etc. Now you are a seasoned old hand (well, maybe not OLD!) A pretty card for your GD spot, and I love the design & colors. I like the trim border edge around the white, and good idea with the rounded corners. Hugs