Hi everyone by the time you read this Viva La Verve will have posted a new sketch. However, since we can link up for the month I'm entering this card into the challenge. http://vlvsketches.blogspot.com/ I'm also entering this card in the Stampotique challenge because the theme is celebration. http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/06/sdc200-celebrating-our-200th-challenge.html
Here is the sketch. It took me a bit to figure out what size to make my rectangles so that they would work.
The mat for my sentiment was a piece of scrap antique gold paper. You can't really see the gold in the photo. My tag was on my desk a left over from cutting out a frame a long time ago. It is gray card stock but I covered it with Studio G washi tape. The bag of washi tapes was on the floor. My excuse is that I wanted to put up a spring rod in a cubby for washi tape but haven't bought the rod yet.
The sentiment is from Verve Moments Remembered stamp set. I had not put the set away when I was through using it so it was still on my desk. I stamped it on a really wrinkled piece of tissue wrapping paper. Then since my laminator was still on because I was trying to stamp and foil I went ahead and ran it through the laminator which smoothed the paper leaving a distressed look to the stamping.
I forgot to mention the doily. It doesn't really show but the doily is cut from a piece of antique calligraphy paper which a few years back I painted over with copper metallic paint. It is cut using my eBosser and a Spellbinder die. Lol! believe it or not I only have two sets of Spellbinder dies and a handful of other dies.
My butterfly is from a sticker set by Krafters Korner. I found the stickers at a dollar store when I stopped in one in the big city a couple of years ago. I went ahead and put it on a scrap of yellow card stock and then cut it out. It is pop dotted on the card. It doesn't really show up in the photo but the butterfly is edged in goldit is really gorgeous.
I'm using this as a birthday card. I was going to stamp a cupcake on plastic and color it and put it down further on the pattern paper but then I decided it would be just too much.
For my crafting friends I'm going to challenge you to clean up your crafting work space by using what is on your work space. I also challenge you to enter a challenge. Believe me my brain gets a workout and I stretch and grow as a card maker by getting out of my comfort zone. Although I just checked out this week sketch at Viva La Verve and it is an easy check. No complicating trying to figure what size to cut things.
Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!