Cards in Envy - Challenge 1

Hi Everyone!  Today sees the start of a wonderful new Challenge Site and Design Team which I am so pleased to be a new member of.  Cards in Envy is a Challenge Blog dedicated to creating cards suitable for mailing in other words that fit in envelopes.

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The rules are pretty simple ...
  • Create a card that can be sent in a regular, postage paid envelope 
  • You are free to use any images, stamps, cut outs, die cuts and embellishments that are no thicker than a penny 
  • Please link back to your post and not your blog 
  • Please no back linking 
  • Please post a link on your blog to Cards in Envy 

The very first challenge is a Sketch Challenge using the following sketch:-

Here is my card using it!

Stamps:  Unity Stamp Co
Paper/Cardstock:  Basic Grey and Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Stampin' Up - Not Quite Navy
Other:  The Robin's Nest Pearl Dew Drops, Stampin' Up! Eyelet Border Punch, 
Scallop Circle Punch and 11/2 Inch Circle Punch

The Basic Grey Paper with the Rose Design was my starting point for this card, which then influenced my other choices, such as the Sympathy Card Sentiment, Fussy Cut Butterflies and Colors.

This is such a versatile sketch, so be sure to visit the Cards in Envy Blog and welcome the New DT and see all their wonderful creations for inspiration and I do hope you will join in all the fun and play along with us.


Sylvia Anderson said...

his is beautiful Sweetie x

Joan Macdonald said...

Fabulous card the Design is lovely.

Joan x

Doreen said...

Beautiful the fab backing paper and great

Craftylollea said...

Beautiful card...I love the colors and the image is fab too hun.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful card and love the stamped image and the gorgeous butterflies.

Linda xxx

Andrea Cassola said...

I really love the butterflies against the soft roses!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Love the colors and style. Great job and I am going to love working with you.

Sandy Trefger said...

I love your take on the sketch Danielle! And your card is fabulous!!
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Tanya Boyle said...

I just love how the patterned paper on the butterflies make them stand out like that! I can't wait to see more of your designs.

Cissy Murphy said...

The colors in this card are just wonderful! Great job on the butterflies. I look forward to being inspired by your work.

Marilyn's Cricut Crafts said...

The colors are so soft and beautiful on your card. Love those butterflies! Great Job!

Denise@DigiHaven said...

Oh how I love these colors and those butterflies. You've brought to much beautiful texture to the design through the wonderful papers you've chosen. So pretty!
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♥ Denise @ Cards in Envy

Crafty Khandy said...

LOVE how you let the background paper shine. Great card

Valerie said...

This is a beautiful and elegant card! I really like the colors you chose