Friday, April 17, 2015

Dream!- FM 205 and As You See It Challenge #083

April 18, 2015

I have been very busy getting a lot of cards made because I am leaving for Indiana to visit my college girlfriend and then my mom.  I am looking forward to  spending special time with both of them.  I am also going to Indiana University to see my niece ride in the Little 500 bike race next Friday.  I am so proud of her!

My card is for the Friday Mashup and the As You See It Challenge.  It is so fun when you find two challenge that you can enter with one card.  

The Friday Mashup wants you to create a project with the sketch and/or the bouncing brayer technique.  Here is the link to the bouncing brayer technique.  The As You See It Challenge requires:  Pink, Lace, Butterfly, Shiny and Newsprint.  Here is my card for both challenges.

After watching the video on the bouncing brayer technique, I created the top section of the card with Melon Mambo ink.  I used the newsprint (retired-Stampin' Up!) at the bottom.  The scalloped border  punch was used to create the black border and then I added the lace on the top of the border.  The Butterfly Basics stamp set from Stampin' Up! was used for the butterflies.  White circles were cut from a stitched die and inked with Melon Mambo on the edges to draw the eye inward to the beautiful butterflies.  

I love the how you can make your own Designer Series Paper using the bouncing brayer technique.  It gives such a fun look to a card.  This is another reason I love participating in challenges.  I learn so much from trying new ideas.

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Always follow your dreams!

Happy Stampin!


  1. You are a card making machine right now :)

    Another wonderful card, you knocked the technique out of the park. You also did a fantastic job combining the 2 different challenges!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

    1. Thank you, Lisa! I was on a roll! LOL! No card making for a week! I had to do power stamping! XXX

  2. Claire this is amazing! Love the bright color you used and the background is awesome! Great job with the challenge this week and thanks for playing along at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Very cool technique with the bouncing brayer! I love the background you created with it. Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges this week!

  4. Cool background. It looks like the bold watercolor strokes that are popular now. I love the bold color with the newsprint paper. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. Beautiful, Claire! That vibrant brayered background looks fabulous with the newsprint DPS. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week!


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