So far, quite a lovely day!
The past few days I have spent several hours creating one special card...
this one, for my grandson Clayton who "graduated" from 5th grade on Friday.
Clayton is very much an outdoors boy...he loves to fish, catch frogs and toads, and collect insects. So while looking through my Magnolia stamped images I found this empty jar, the butterflies and Edwin with the butterfly net. I wanted to put some of the butterflies in the jar somehow and came up with a clear round window...the butterflies are really mounted on the inside of the card. Lining it all up correctly took a little work (and LOTS of trial and error!) but I'm happy with the results.
Edwin and the butterflies are colored with Spectrum Noir markers, Memento markers, and a few colored pencils. The Congratulations is stamped in Memento "Tuxedo Black", the sentiment on the inside is computer-generated, the Bible verse is in a generic royal blue ink.
Here are the challenges this card was created to"fit" into:
http://clearitoutchallenge.blogspot.com - "Male Card + Use Metal"
http://craft-roomchallenge.blogspot.com - "Use Your Scraps"
http://ourdailybreaddesignsblog.blogspot.com - #157 "Prayers, Blessings Encouraging Scripture"
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com - #22 "Stripes &/or Plaid"
http://thedutchmagnoliachickies.blogspot.com - #46 "Circles"
Spellbinders dies - "Standard Circles Large"
Sizzix embossing folder - "Tim Holtz Dot Matrix"
Card stock (scraps) -American Crafts "Soho Garden" & DCWV "Nana's Nursery"
Foil - coffee can seal
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Congrats stamp - Stampabilities
Magnolia stamped images - Edwin with Net, Jar, Butterflies
Verve Bible verse - 1 Peter 5:7