HSS Sketch Challenge #16

This weeks challenge is up and active at Hand Stamped Sentiments. We'd love for you to join us and play along. Last week we had some AMAZING submissions by first timers to the site. So exciting to have that happen! Here's this weeks challenge...

The card I created is a bit of a deviation from my norm. Usually I use lots of bolder colors, but today I swayed more toward a softer neutral card.

I don't usually use the Naturals paper, but today I used Naturals White for the base. I really like the flecks of color it contains. I also tore the edge of the Kraft card stock at an angle to give it some added texture. 

Some stamping hints:
  • I stamped the butterfly image twice on Whisper White card stock and then cut out the second image. This was adhered to the base image to create a 3-D effect, very cool! 
  • Flat pearls from the Pretties Kit immediately softened the butterfly image, not to mention added some instant bling. 
  • All of the background circles are made from the 1" Circle Punch. I really wanted the pink Flower to be the larger embellishment, so I trimmed the other two circles by hand. This is a great trick when you need an in between size that's not available in a punch.
Don't forget to stop by to view the other designer's creations for this challenge, here and here.

Love the blue and pink colors used in today's card? These are two former In Colors, Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette, that are coming back as part of the Color Renovation. Click on the link to see all the exciting returning colors and changes coming in July.

Don't have a copy of the NEW Summer Mini Catalog? 
Simply email me and I'll send one out to you right away! 

Paper: Naturals White card stock {102316}, Kraft card stock {102125}, Whisper White card stock {100730}, Baja Breeze Textured card stock {coming in July}, Pink Pirouette card stock {coming in July}, Soft Suede Textured card stock {115719}
Ink: Baja Breeze {coming in July}, Pink Pirouette {coming in July}, Soft Suede {115657}
Stamps: Eastern Blooms {111626}, Garden Whimsy {113502}
Tools: Paper Cutter {104152}, SNAIL Adhesive {104332}, Paper Snips {103579}, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive {110755}, Scallop Edge Punch {112091}, 3/4" Circle Punch {107217}, 1" Circle Punch {109046}
Embellishments: Pretties Kit {109114}, Vintage Brads {109109}, Stampin' Dimensionals {104430} 

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