Jan 27, 2012

Blogger Challenge - Texture It

Hello! - Yikes, it's been a couple of weeks since I've posted here.  I hope you still want to see my cards.  I've decided this year I'm going to look at my Stamping in a different light.  Instead of feeling "pressured" to create cards to post every day I'm going to relax and enjoy stamping and just post when I am able to. 

Today's Blogger Challenge was to "Texturize" your project.  I love texture on cards as it adds so much to the overall design.  I may have went a bit over board on mine but I like how it turned out.  I had no sketch, color scheme or design in mind when I started working on this card.  It just evolved all on it's own.

I started out thinking that I wanted to use a piece of Cork on my card to add some texture.  So I used my Butterfly Die (Amuse Studio) and cut out the large cork butterfly and then the smaller butterflies using designer paper.       I picked a scrap piece of paper out of my scrap box and decided to use that and matched my colors accordingly.       For added texture and visual interest I embossed the white portion of the card, used some textured card stock (green piece), added pearls, a punched border with a bit of scalloped texture and then distressed the sentiment panel.
Card Stock: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White-SU, Textured Panel, DCWV and Designer Paper, My Minds Eye(Bloom n Grow).  Sentiment Stamp-SU Best Yet, Pearls-Zva,  Leaf Die-Sizzix, Punch-EK Success(Scalloped Circle) and Swiss Dot Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug.

So now you can join in on the challenge and link up using the Mr. Linky feature on Lisa's Blog.

14 comments:

Craft Owl said...

Hello from a new follower. That is an amazing butterfly. Great card. Marie x

Deb Neerman said...

This is beautiful! Love all the amazing texture you created here!

Yvonne Garner said...

Nice to see you post! You've hit the nail on the head with all the texture you packed into your card! I like your resolution to post as you can. The world certainly doesn't come to an end, if we skip a challenge! A good lesson learned on my part, for sure. Have a great weekend. Best, Yvonne

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! Wonderful design, color and added texture! Love the addtion of the cork under your butterfly!

maryr917 said...

such a pretty card Ida-love the cork butterfly-glad to see you stamping again

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card! I was in a Tangerine mood today too! The DSP you used together plus the cork is perfect- love the butterfly!

Elena said...

Love everything about your card, Ida! Gorgeous! Cork butterfly is a very cool idea!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a wonderful card, Ida...so filled with texture and all of it interesting...especially the cork butterfly! Awesome. Love your card.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love your attitude about posting when you want to. Blogging should be fun and not a burden. This card is lovely Ida. The texture is amazing.

Rose said...

Very pretty card, I love the butterfly trail of pearls.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card Ida, love that cork butterfly and I think your goal to stamp and post when you feel like it is an excellent one!

BarbaraW said...

Your card is wonderful. The butterfly is fabulous.

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific card Ida! I love the cork! Perfect for this challenge! I love your new blog header too! Hope you had a great weekend...sorry I'm so late with my comments! :D

Lori said...

Fabulous! Love the texture of the cork butterfly.