Saturday, August 17, 2013

Blooming with Kindness Inside Out

Here's an inside out card for the Technique Challenge at SCS this week.

 External Frame/Internal Greeting

Today's challenge is to create a frame on the outside opening of your design, and to have the actual sentiment and main image on the inside. 

The outside....

And the inside....

It uses the colors of the Color Challenge at SCS.  The butterfly really is Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.  I don't know why it's showing up orange here.

Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Dessert Option--Use some kind of flower
Other Challenges:

And a couple of new to me challenges thanks to Cathy of Cathy's Card Spot

The front of the card is embossed with Perfect Polkas Dots Embossing Folder.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

Make the Cut

The window and frame were cut with the Window Frames Collection Framelits.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Blooming with Kindness, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Tuxedo Black (Memento), SU Markers (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black)
Paper:  Whisper White
Other:  Big Shot, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Bitty Butterfly Punch, White Gel Pen.

I cut the window in the base card and front panel with the Window Framelit then cut a frame from a scrap piece using the same framelit and the next larger one.

Then I lightly traced the shape on the inside with a pencil.  Using this as a guide, I stamped the flower and sentiment and when the ink was dry, I erased the pencil marks.

The butterfly was stamped with Tuxedo Black (Memento) and colored with markers. Then I smacked it with the VersaMark pad and clear embossed it before punching it out. It's adhered with a glue dot under the body so the wings can be pulled up.  The antenna is drawn with the black marker.

I nearly scrapped this project as the first 2 times I went to stamp the image, it fell off the block onto the card.  I was able to fix that by applying 2-Way Glue to the top of the stamp and letting it dry.  It stays put very well on the block now. 

I was able to salvage one of the mishaps.  I'll share that with you later.

I hope you're having a wonderful day wherever you are.   Thanks for sharing some of it with me.



Ellen said...

This is fantastic inside and out Bonnie! Love the window, it's a great idea!! Your sweet butterfly looks daffy and olive on my screen~Fab card!!!

Cynthia said...

Oh wow, Bonnie! This card is just GORGEOUS!!! Love how you made it and the colors you used and the sweet little butterfly!!

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful! It would have been too bad if you had scrapped this wonderful card.

Greta said...

You totally nailed it, Bonnie! Gorgeous card & you've inspired me to use the technique!

Anna-Karin said...

Lovely card! The die cut window is so pretty with the flower behind is and the dry embossing adds a perfect touch. Thank you so much for sharing die cut ideas with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Kimbo said...

Lovely card Bonnie and such a clever idea. Where would we be without our dots folders. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania x

Faith A said...

This is lovely Bonnie, love the outside frame and the image and butterfly

jimlynn said...

Glad you didn't scrap this since it's gorgeous! I love the colors you used for it too. So lovely.

Jannie said...

What a gorgious flower you have stamped and yes you did it proud by framing it!!! I love how you have done this!!!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!


MaryH said...

Oh how pretty. I love this flower & you chose a beautiful color to make it sparkle through that diecut opening. Really liked the framing of the inside motif. Can't wait to see your 'salvage'...I know I'm gonna learn something! Also buzzing down a post to see the bluebird I just glimpsed. This is a beauty of a card, and TFS. Hugs

Sue - said...

Very pretty card and unusual too!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Such a great technique and I love the shape of the frame you've used for your card front. Great use of the colors from the challenge! Glad you were able to salvage after your stamp fell off the block - I can't tell you how many times that has happened to me!!! I now use the temporary adhesive on my block and (thankfully) it works! Loll xx

MichelleZ said...

Bonnie, this is a beautiful card. I love that little "window". Awesome! Thank you for participating in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog's "Make the Cut" challenge. ~Michelle

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Bonnie, the blooms are beautiful, love the window too and your stunning butterflies, Cathy x

Kerry said...

Wow, absolutely beautiful. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

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Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, WOW, Bonnie, I'm glad you didn't scrap this! This is soooo breathtaking and a total absolute winner!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful window card,love the embossed polka dots too.