Friday, July 20, 2018

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #204 Inspiration - Rainbows & Butterflies

It's time for a new challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays!   This time around it's all about Rainbows and Butterflies and I think I've got plenty of both for you:

I started by creating my rainbow background using my Distress Oxides... I just ink blended from one corner to the next going back over to make a nice smooth transition to each color...I love all of the extra colors the inks create as they blend together.  After my ink was all blended I splattered on some water droplets and dabbed them with a paper towel.  I heat set the inks and also used an EK Success Powder Tool to remove the static before I stamped my butterflies from the Be Stamp Set in a diagonal pattern in Versamark and then heat embossed them in white.

I love to use the Bubble Box Fri-Dies for sentiments and background layers.  I cut the black and vellum piece from two of the dies from that set.  This beautiful sentiment is also from the Be Stamp Set!  (It's quite an awesome set and you should definitely check it out here!)  I heat embossed it in white on the black layer and the vellum was simply to give the sentiment some bulk without covering too much of my background up.

I wanted to add one more butterfly... as if one had strayed from the group and decided to take a break... so I stamped another style of butterfly from the Be Stamp set in Memento Sand ink.  I like to use this ink when I'm going to attempt some no line coloring because it's light.  I colored all of the butterfly pieces with Copics, blending along the way in a rainbow pattern and fussy cut it out.  Then to finish the card off, I added some Nuvo drops in white and black in a random pattern and a few sequins!

That's me for today!  Be sure to check out what the rest of the team has created for you today and then get creating!  I can't wait to see yours!

Hope I've inspired you!  What are you playing for? 10 winning entries will be highlighted on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog the Thursday before a new challenge goes live!  We call it the Happy Hour!  In addition a $25 gift certificate goes to the overall winner.  AND if the chosen winner uses CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies as the main focus for the card, the gift certificate increases to $50!

So what are you waiting for!  Nothing to lose and $25 to $50 of awesome stuff to gain!  Hope to see you over there


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS! I love love love all the rainbow goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

Yay for Rainbows and Butterflies! Love your pretty card!

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is beautiful! I love the background and that brightly colored butterfly.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your card is so pretty!!!!

Lori Kobular said...

That rainbow butterfly is so special on that rainbow background of your gorgeous card!!

Miko said...

I’m enamored with that rainbow butterfly! Thanks for the how-to... inspired!!!

Scrapper69 said...

I just LOVE Rainbow backgrounds! They're so HAPPY!!!!