TGIFC96 - Designer Challenge

Hello and welcome back! I'm back this morning with the next TGIF Challenge 96. This week it's #96, a designer challenge with the talented Bibi Cameron as our inspiration!

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I just loved her card trio that was highlighted in the graphic below, so I took my inspiration directly from that set.

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I copied her lovely card layouts, but I used butterflies instead of flowers for my main images. I stamped the butterflies in Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Gray.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

I really love how these turned out. The butterflies are from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set, and I also stamped the triple dot image in Versamark and heat embossed them in gold. The stamped image is layered on Watercolor Wonder Cardstock, and I used a gold die cut and Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine to accent this card.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

This greeting is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set, and it's cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. Both the butterfly and greeting are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

The card bases are Whisper White Thick Cardstock, and this stamped piece is layered with Flirty Flamingo Cardstock. This greeting is from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

For this card I used some Watermelon Wonder washi tape, a gold mini paper clip and a Vellum Cardstock butterfly die cut to complete the card. The butterfly was adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

For my final card, I covered the background with the colorful butterflies. Since the background was busy, I kept the greeting more simple. The greeting is stamped in Basic Gray, and die cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies. The background is layered on Blushing Bride Cardstock.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

The greeting is adhered with more Stampin' Dimensionals, and a piece of Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon was folded underneath.

Set of friendship cards featuring the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set from Stampin' Up by Marisa Gunn for TGIFC#96

Well, that is all for me today. But please head over to the TGIF Challenges website, check out the other designer's cards and play along with our challenge! Thanks for stopping by.

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I'll start with a Mother's Day card. It's never to early to start creating for upcoming occasions, right? I stamped the various plant images in Archival Basic Black ink onto Shimmery White Cardstock, and then watercolored them with Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay, a little bit of Peekaboo Peach, Old Olive and Tip Top Taupe. Since some of the images are so small, it doesn't take very much ink to color them. I love the different color variations that watercolor gives though. The back 4 images were stamped onto a panel of Shimmery White Cardstock to add more depth. The card base is Mint Macaron and the layer for the flower panel is Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock.

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