What a Challenge!

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“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”

~Hans Christian Anderson

Well, I started with a little flower, but this card needed a big flower!  I was so happy with the sponging (So Saffron) over the “En Francais” background stamp, that I didn’t want to start over, so I just topped the Simply Sketched Flower with a Tangerine Tango flower from Simple Stems.  Next time I would use a sponge dauber to add some shading to the large flower (since I don’t own any Blendabilities markers yet).  The Old Olive stem is also from Simple Stems.  A little tip about sponging…I start on a piece of scrap paper and use circular motions to get the ink spread evenly onto the surface of the sponge.  The sentiment is from a retired set called “From this Day Forward.”

This card I made for two Stamping Peace challenges.  One is for the Stamping Peace Leaders…to make a “Love Storm” card for their spouse (and devise a clever way to deliver it).  The challenge comes from a dare in my favorite magazine “MaryJanes Farm”…to create a love storm (any act of kindness or service).  Can’t wait to hear the stories that will come with the cards!  : )   The other challenge comes at the request of some of our Stamping Peace stampers who aren’t leaders.  They wanted a challenge of their own.  So, theirs is to make a card with a butterfly on it.  For this card I used the Butterfly Sizzlet, with Blackberry Bliss cardstock.  Ladies, if you don’t have a butterfly stamp or the butterfly sizzlet, you can pop one (or two or three!) out at class next week to take home with you.  : )  Have fun stamping!

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