Friday, May 7, 2010

They're Orange!

Three cards for you today.  The Clean and Simple challenge last week on SplitCoastStampers was to make a birthday card with orange!  (It was Jen's birthday and orange is her favorite color.)  I made three of them.  I started by trying to use my Essential Glue Pad and glitter, but I didn't like it very well, so I set it aside.  Later, I decided to use it after all:)

I stamped the butterflies (from Stampin' Up!'s Flight of the Butterfly) in Only Orange and Versafine Onyx Black.  Then I stamped the sentiment (from Papertrey's Birthday Basics.)  Then I cut a rectangle out of a cereal box and used it to trace around for the frame with a black gel pen.  It bled under the edge and blobbed.  Phooey!  After already struggling with such a "simple" card, I got frustrated and scribbled on the line!  I thought, "Hey!  This has potential!" so I scribbled along the whole line.  It turned out fine, I think.  A simple one-layer card.
I guess I only took one picture of the next two cards together.  They both have the glitter butterflies that I originally rejected.  (The butterflies and sentiments are both from the same SU! set.)  The background for the one on the left was embossed with a texture plate brayered with orange ink.  I cut out the butterfly for the card on the right.  The background for the one on the right was embossed with another texture plate, and the little orange strip was embossed with a Cuttlebug folder.  That's about it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Great cards, Lynette. It was fun reading how you "had lemons and made lemonade" so to speak when the black ink bled - scribbling around the entire frame. Very clever idea.

Michele Boyer said...

All so cute, Lynette! I especially love the first one!

klarcher said...

Love thse cards. The first card is such a pure example if your craftiness.

Ayana Posadas said...

Love your bright orange butterflies! And I LOVE your frame! How unique and super cool! Somebody should make a stamp with that actual zig-zag frame image! haha... Nice Job, Lynette! :)

Mary said...

Wow! All of thses cards are great! I think that you do clean and simple cards better then anyone else I've seen.


bonnie32002 said...

I love the orange butterfly's. When I get home I'm going to have to see what I can do with some more CAS cards. I love em'!