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Just. . .Because It’s a Challenge

I have really gotten over this large stamp fear I had using the Botanicals for You stamp set. It’s quickly becoming my favorite stamp set!

And, yes, I’ve made another card using it. And, yes, it’s for another challenge!

The challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary caught my eye this week –

CCMC395

It’s a great idea that really gets you to thinking. I did a lot of that before I came up with this –

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Botanicals For You, Pretty Petals DSP Stack, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, CCMC395, Sale-a-Bration 2016,

I went through lots of paper trying to get just the right look here. Wouldn’t you know it – my scraps on the table helped me decide what direction I would to go with this.
libbystamps, Stampin Up, Botanicals For You, Pretty Petals DSP Stack, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, CCMC395, Sale-a-Bration 2016,

I played around with different DSP’s until I liked the look of this one. I also had to find one that the stamping would show up on. Looks pretty good here, don’t you agree?

Initially, I created this –

libbystamps, Stampin Up, Botanicals For You, Pretty Petals DSP Stack, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, CCMC395, Sale-a-Bration 2016,

After taking these pictures I noticed it lacked balance. So, I punched a flower and folded it in half to resemble a tiny butterfly. Just by adding that one simple element, it created balance!

I love this card. Simple. Clean. Crisp.

I did fussy cut the word ‘just’. I got real good at fussy cutting after this card. To get a good photograph, I had to add the kraft brown behind the Very Vanilla card so that it would show up more. Normally, I use a white board.

Such a wonderful card. I’d love to read what you think!

Happy Stampin’
Libby
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8 thoughts on “Just. . .Because It’s a Challenge

  1. Fabulous idea to cut out that big word and change up the greeting! I love how you have made the flower resemble the butterflies in the paper, too! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. I love how you cut out the greeting…I haven’t used that set because the greeting seems so big! Love the colors and patterns you selected, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this time on Create with Connie and Mary!

    • Thanks Connie! That was my fear when I got this set too, that the image was too big. But I’ve really gotten over it and use it a lot! It stamps really well too!

  3. WOW…what a cool take on the sketch! Love all the bright bold colors and patterns and LOVE how you cut out the ‘just’…it was ‘just’ PERFECT! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Cutting out the ‘just’ from your sentiment works really well with the sketch – a very clever interpretation and the flower does indeed give perfect balance. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

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