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Jun 2, 2022

May Card Chain Challenge Reveal

Hello and welcome! Last month I played along again at the Card Chain Challenge (a world wide card exchange) and today is reveal day. I signed up right after Brenda from UK and she was my recipient. Happy that she liked the card and that it arrived in plenty of time :)

As always, there are several challenge options to choose from, a sketch, colors and several themes /  techniques. This time I decided on using the sketch.

Thought Brenda might like a butterfly themed card so chose the large butterfly from the Penny Black stamp set Butterfly Garden as my focal point.

I started out by using Altenew's Classy Stripes stencil on the background with Twisted Citron and Bundled Sage Distress inks. Then I added the die cut frames and negatives (Penny Black Frames die set) which I die cut using white card stock then inked with Walnut Stain (frames), Twisted Citron (negative) and Mustard Seed (flowers).

The butterfly was stamped on a separate piece of card stock, colored and fussy cut before adding to the card. The sentiment is from the Penny Black set Snippets.

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If you'd like to join in the Card Chain Challenge you still have a few days to sign up for the month of June. It is a different type of a challenge where everyone send a physical card as well as receives one, lots of fun and you can find all the info on the blog. That said, I feel like I need to take a break from it over the summer months, but we will see...

This is the pretty card I received from Joanne from California. Such cute cats!! They surely remind me of my own two furry critters. I just love it!


papierelle said...

Dein Schmetterling ist wunderschön und ich bin begeistert von Deiner Umsetzung des Sketches und der Farbchallenge. Und eine ganz zauberhafte Karte hast Du bekommen. LG Gundi

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card you sent Ellie, and a cute one you received too!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card!
Have a great day!
Marilyn ❤️

HilaryJane said...

I bet Brenda loved it, your butterfly is fabulous and I love your take on the sketch. I often struggle with sketches, so I do love to see what others have come up with and this one is a beauty xx

Pia S said...

A butterfly card for Brenda seems very fitting. Nice citrus colors and a lovely butterfly, I also love that you used those small decorative frames.

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely design using the sketch! beautiful colors used on your butterfly! xx

Joanne said...

Oh I just love how you used the layout and made the center image nice and large. What a lovely card (for some reason all your posts were going to my spam folder!-- hopefully I fixed it now but next time I'll know to check).

Imke said...

Lovely card, Ellie. I like the colors and your layout. Also the card you got from Joanne is super sweet. I am so happy to found the Card Chain Challenge Blog. It´s a great fun !