Thursday, November 12, 2015

SSINKspiration November Blog Hop: Mystery Supply Challenge

Good morning!  We’re continuing our month of gratitude projects but since it’s the second Thursday of the month it’s time this months SSINKspiration blog hop and we have a fun one this time.  We decided to play another addition of Mystery Supply Challenge where we all sent each other 3 supply items (stamped image, DSP, ribbon, etc.) and the recipient needs to create a project using all three times.  I really have fun with these, not only seeing what others create with my package but challenging me with the basket I receive.  This month Darcy provided my mystery supplies and I’ll admit she didn’t include a greeting so I was happy I could use my card for the gratitude challenge (killing two birds, one stone). 

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I’ll start with a picture of the three items I received.  It was fun to receive this butterfly image from the Watercolor Wings stamp set, I don’t have this set and it really does make a pretty image and quite large.  It also included a piece of DSP from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack and some Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine.

I started with Wild Wasabi cardstock for the cardbase (I guessed that was one of the green’s) and then added the and then added the Go Wild Designer Series Paper for a great background and lots of contrast.  Since the butterfly is so large I knew I didn’t have enough room for the greeting to be a separate piece so I decided to heat emboss it directly onto the DSP using the Heat Tool and Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (this also helped tie in the baker’s twine that was part of the mystery basket.  The greeting itself is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit (love how you get exclusive stamps in these kits that you can use long after the kit supplies are exhausted).

Next I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and embossed it with the Big Shot and the Arrows Embossing Folder (I did also sponge it with Crumb Cake ink).  I also tucked half of a Paper Doily behind the Crumb Cake piece for a background to the butterfly and wrapped the Cherry Cobbler Extra Thick Baker’s Twine around the Crumb Cake piece.  I wanted the butterfly to have some dimension so I folded the wings up and added a string of rhinestones to the center for the body before attaching it to the card front with liquid glue (I added glue just along the center of the body so the wings could move).

I had fun playing with the basket items and wouldn’t normally have thought of combining the butterfly with the bold DSP but it really works, thanks Darcy for helping me think outside my usual comfort zone!

Below are easy ordering links for the products used on today’s project:

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Make sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for lots of other great ideas.  If you click the “Next” button, you’ll go to Darla’s site but you can also access any of the hopper’s site from the full blog list below.

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  1. Ooooo...this is a fabulous card! I love the colors and the layout!

  2. I just received the Watercolor Wings stamp set. Thank you for the INKspiration Diana!

  3. Hey, now I remember what I sent you! I love how you used it! You're right, the butterfly is Wild Wasabi, actually every part of him is! I stamped off once and twice for the two other layers!


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