Wednesday, March 27, 2013

BBTB2 "Use the card feature" Challenge

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Hello Friends!
I cannot believe how fast this week is going by! Is it me or do you all feel the same way? My new friend Brenda, is hosting this week's challenge over at Bitten by the Bug 2 and I thought I'd play along. The challenge was to use any card feature on any cricut cartridge so I pulled out my Art Philosophy cartridge and came up with this.......


 
I decided to cut this cute scalloped card from page 33, out of some plum cardstock by Recollections. I cut this out at 5 1/2".  I cut out the cute decorative frame out of vintage cream cardstock by Papertrey Ink and then embossed it using my damask embossing folder. I took some Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink to bring out the embossing. I also cut out a layer for the front of the card out of some pretty patterned paper from My Mind's Eye at 5 1/4".
 
 I then cut out the butterfly on page 55, also in vintage cream cardstock. I cut this twice, once at 2 1/2" and once at 1 1/2". I ran the butterflies through my ebosser using my swiss dots embossing folder and inked them up with the tea dye distress ink. I used some rock candy stickles on the butterflies to add some sparkle and used some Petal Pink Liquid Pearls for the butterflies' bodies and also on the decorative frame front. The sentiment, "Follow your dreams" is from Close to my Heart's stamp set called "Follow your Dreams". I stamped that out using my archival ink by Ranger. To finish off the card, I added some Royal Jewels in pink.
 
Here is a peek at the inside of my card that uses the sentiment/quote, "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams"-(Eleanor  Roosevelt) also from the same stamp set and I carried the theme from the front of the card to the inside.

 
Well that is my card for today! I hope you enjoyed it!
 
 I am also entering this card in the following challenges:
 
 
Pinspired Challenge #6

 I hope you get crafty and join the challenges too!
Thanks for stopping by!
 
 
 

23 comments:

  1. What a pretty shape for your card-and I LOVE the pretty butterfly! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 this week!
    Michelle

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  2. This card is stunning Jo! Just beautiful! I like all the sparkle. I like the scalloped frame and butterfly!

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  3. great card Jo, love the colors you used!
    Carol N<><

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  4. So pretty. Beautiful shape and I love the glitter. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

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  5. WOW!!This is just GORGEOUS!1Beautiful pattern paper!!Beautiful shaped card!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia

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  6. Wow Jo, this card is amazing!! I love that scallop card base, will have to look harder at my cart! lol I also love the embossing and the distress ink on it! Your butterfly is beautiful! Love the glitter and the pearl accents! Love, love the sentiments my friend. You need to enter this card into the Cardz TV challenge too, I will send you the link! Hugs! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2:-)

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  7. Love the shimmer peek. It's a beautiful card inside and out! Thanks for being PINspired with such a great purple card :)

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  8. What a gorgeous gorgeous card. Love the glitz and the quote is so perfect for such a beautiful card. Thanks for creating with us at BBTB2.

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  9. Very pretty, especially with the stickles.

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  10. Your butterfly card is beautiful! I love the vintage feel to it and the pretty papers and of course the butterfly. Nice sentiment. Thanks for sharing at bbtb2.

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  11. I love your card it is gorgeous.. I just love butterflies..I am now follwoing you.

    Melissa

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  12. Beautiful!!! Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardz.

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  13. Oh my gosh Jo!!! This is most awesomely beautiful!!! I so love it!! The shape, the fabulous butterfly, all of the sparkle-Beautiful!!!! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Card Feature' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

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  14. Beautiful card Jo! Love the shape and gorgeous butterfly.
    Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

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  15. aww your card is really sweet..thanks for joining us at Pinspired Challenge.

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  16. So cute.... thanks for sharing it with us at BBTB2.
    Carole

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  17. Jo your card is stunning! Love the shape, colors, and papers you used. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at BBTB2.
    Susan

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  18. your card is sooo pretty! thanks for sharing with us at bbtb2 AND craftycardz :)

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  19. Your butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at Pinspired Challenges.

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  20. This is beautiful!! The embossing, the glitter, and that butterfly are all wonderful!!

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  21. Beautiful!! I love that you decorated the inside of the card, too! Thanks for playing along at Pinspired Challenges!

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Your lovely comments always put a smile on my face! I love reading each and every one! Thank you for stopping by~
Hugs,
~Jo~