Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Mash Up

Today is my first contribution as Guest Designer for The Friday Mashup, and I am really excited and honoured to be part of this challenge.  There are three ways you can enter this challenge
  1. Make a card inspired by nature
  2. Make a card with some embossing on it
  3. Or Mash it all up and make a card with a nature theme and some embossing on it somewhere.
I decided to do the Mashup of the two themes and came up with this one.

I just love the Just Believe stamp set, and have used it here as the background image.  I then formed a frame around it using the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, embossing in sections to get it just the right size.  I created the frame of colour by masking off the centre of the piece with post-it notes and then sponged with Certainly Celery, I really like the effect this gives.  To add a bit more embossing and nature I added some of the beautiful little butterflies from the Beautiful Wings die, and embossed the next layer of cardstock with the Polka Dot Embossing folder.  The other colours I have used are Almost Artichoke, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry.

Don't forget to check out what the Design Team have created to inspire you, as well as all of the entries in this week's challenge.  Don't forget when you visit and are inspired by a card, let the creator know by leaving a comment. 

Happy Stamping


  1. Monique, congratulations on your Guest Designer spot. Well deserved as you make beautiful cards and this one is no exception, it's just lovely. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Wonderful card, Monique!! I'm so excited to have you designing with us this month - congratulations!!!

  3. This is so pretty!! The color palette is lovely, and I love how you layered your butterflies! Congrats on being Guest Designer at the Friday Mashup!!

  4. The colors you used are so perfect Monique, I love them! Plus those butterflies, awesome! This is such a pretty card and you did a wonderful job mashing the challenges! We're so happy to have you as guest designer!

  5. Hi Monique! Sorry I am late commenting on your pretty card but I was away at a teaching conference! Welcome to the Mashup Team this month! I love your pretty card and the butterflies are perfect for this challenge!

  6. Beautiful .... love the colour combination and all the little elements that makes your card ... well .... beautiful!!!


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