My second card of the day was a lot simpler to put together. I knew I wanted to make something but with all the time I’d put into the first (and really, I only have about 3 hours between getting home and going to bed… and I have to cook and eat in that time!) I needed something quick. Two challenges went into the creation of this card. The colours come from MFT’s Color Challenge, and the idea for the layout comes from Simon Says Stamp Wednesday‘s Make for the Border challenge.
I started by stamping my border of butterflies. This stamp is from the My Mind’s Eye My Girl stamp set. I picked out the inks I had closest to the required colours, and decided to use the yellow and orange for the butterfly. I inked the outer edges in the yellow, and the inner in the orange before stamping.
Once the border was done I went on to the sentiment, which is from Altenew’s Halftone Happy. I again did the split colour, applying blue on the bottom and green on the top of my stamp. It didn’t take perfectly but nor did the butterflies! I figure it gives an artistic look. Or something… I stamped the rest of the sentiment in the appropriate colour based on the positioning.
Now I need to go and sort today’s photo-a-day, as I was just reminded I forgot to schedule it!