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!




8 comments:

  1. 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

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  2. What a gorgeous card you sent Ellie, and a cute one you received too!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Pretty card!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

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

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  7. 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).

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  8. 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 !

    Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE </a

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