Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sketch Challenge #9 and NBUS Friends Challenge

I just got back from visiting my stamping friends in Iowa.  This was our 8th year that we have met to stamp, shop, eat and laugh.  We share stamps, dies, stencils, etc and share different techniques with each other.  I wanted to post two cards that I made using my friends' stuff so I could submit them to Lesley's Sketch Challenge #9:

and to Darnell's NBUS/Friends challenge:

The large butterfly is from Memory Box.  I used glittery paper from Michaels for the background of the butterfly.  The background panel was made by blending Distress Inks on a white piece of cardstock and then misting a butterfly stencil with water and laying it onto the Distress inks.

For the NBUS / Friends challenge I used the same technique for the background - blended Distress Inks and a misted stencil laid on top.  I used a MB wreath die and cut it out from green cardstock and also cut it out of white cardstock and replaced the green die cut in the white card stock after embossing the white cardstock with an embossing folder.  I used a SU! image for the inside of the wreath.  The entire top panel was adhered with foam squares.

I will post more from my fun time with my stamping friends soon.  I just wanted to get these two cards posted so I can enter the challenges in time.

Thanks for coming by!


  1. Great cards! And oh, such fun we had!!! Can't wait for next year:)

  2. These card are both extraordinary, Harriet! I love how you used your handmade gorgeous watercolor bp on both of them, one bright and bold and one textured and tranquil! Thank you for joining in my NBUS Challenge and posting my button again!!

    I'm glad to have you back home safe and sound. I can't wait to hear more about it! Hugs, Darnell

  3. Such beautiful cards!! I saw the second one on Darnell's site and had to come get a closer look. That dry embossing is gorgeous with your lovely background paper and wreath.

    Sounds like you had an amazing trip! Such fun to get together with stamping pals!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  4. WOWIE~ You rocked this one. Beautiful - needs to be in a frame!

  5. Wonderful cards, Harriet. That butterfly is gorgeous.

  6. Wow, wow, wow! Cool cards! Love the bright hues and the butterfly image is perfect for the sketch!!! The texture on your second card and the negative die space is pretty! Happy you had a good trip! Thank you for playing at The Challenge!

  7. Harriett, this is absolutely AWESOME, love that you meet, I actually meet tomorrow! I better get busy., but I really wanted to see all The Challenge peeps!!!!

    Thanks for joining The Challenge!!!

  8. Great designs! I love the beautiful blended ink background behind your butterfly image. Thanks for joining us at The Challenge!