Monday, October 30, 2017

Simon Says: All Creatures Great and Small



This week on the Simon Says Monday Challenge the challenge is All Creatures Great And Small.

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to shop at their store.


It's been a blessing to be the Designer Spotlighter this month!!!  Thanks so much, Simon Says Stamp and Lols for this opportunity!!



Butterflies are a favorite of mine and so I've used them for this challenge!!


I created a card.  All the printed paper is from the Tim Holtz Paper Stash Cardstock Pack (Wallflower) except the very top panel which is Tim Holtz Paper Stash - Vellum (Wallflower).  Let's work from the bottom up.  The base is a white folded card measuring 6 1/2" x 5 1/4".  Next is a piece cut from the cardstock pack to measure 6 1/4" x 4 3/4".  This has a piece of Tim Holtz Design Tape from the Butterfly pack wrapped around it.  Next up is another piece cut from the cardstock pack to measure 5 3/4" x 4 1/2".  Next is white cardstock cut to 5 1/4" x 4" and embossed using the Tim Holtz Sheet Music Embossing Folder.  The top panel is cut from a piece in the Vellum pack and measures 5" x 3 3/4".  All the layers have their edges distressed and they are layered together using foam tape.  The foam tape holding the vellum layer on is only behind the butterflies.  

For the butterflies I've used the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Butterfly Duo cutting die and embossing folder set.  I cut the butterflies from paper from the Wallflower cardstock pack, embossed them and then inked over with Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy.


The string is Tim Holtz/Eclectic Elements Craft Thread.  The butterflies are attached just in the body area using foam tape.  After attaching them over the Craft Thread, I also added some further dots of glue to hold the craft thread keeping all the adhesive under the butterflies.  The wings are not attached at all and can be bent as much as a person would like. For the words I've used a couple of stickers from the Tim Holtz/Idea-ology Chit Chat pack and edged them with Brushed Corduroy.  To finish it up I've added dots of Liquid Pearls (White Opal).

I hope you like this card!!  It's not difficult and amazingly I haven't done any background techniques but it is beautiful!!  

Thanks so much for following along!!

Hugs, Wanda




13 comments:

Macarena said...

This is so pretty, Wanda. I love the romantic retro look of your card. The soft colors are fabulous. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

Wow, Wanda, your card is gorgeous. I love all the layers and beautiful soft colors. It's amazing!

Cathie ♥

Yogi said...

Beautiful Wanda. Have a great day

Turid said...

As always a stunning creation from you. I love the 3D effect you created with creatures and cord.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

What a treat it's been to have you be one of our designers! This piece is beautiful and I am stunned with the magic you worked with those liquid pearls!

Maura Hibbitts said...

I love the beautiful botanical feel of your lovely card, Wanda! The butterflies and colors are making me think of spring. It's been wonderful having you with us this month, hugs, Maura

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Gorgeous card, Wanda! Love the layering and the dimension :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Team Clark said...

Wanda, I've really enjoyed your amazing projects for SSS! You've outdone yourself with such beautiful, well designed work. It's amazing seeing you being highlighted this way. Hugs, Autumn

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful card! The butterflies look so elegant on your wonderful background 😁. Wishing you a Happy November! J 😊

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous creation, Wanda. Love the beautiful butterfly. It's so great to have you with us in October and I love all your fabulous projects! :)

Barbara Schiassi said...

Fantastic piece as always Wanda! It was a plasure to have with us this month! Barbara

Emma Williams said...

This is just gorgeous Wanda and I love the beautiful soft colour palette which works so well with the butterflies...it just all comes together perfectly! Thanks so much for being with us this month, it's been an absolute pleasure to have you join us... :)

Sandra said...

What a fabulous and pretty card, love the vellum and alle the layers, the butterflies are stunning! So fun to have you on our team this month! Hugs, Sandra