Thursday, April 4, 2024

Just Us Girls #721 -- COLOR Week

Ina is hosting COLOR week at Just Us Girls.  This week, we just need to use PURPLE, ORANGE and MUSTARD on our cards.  Since I am working my way through every stencil I own, this stencil is from Taylored Expressions.  I love their stencils.  The bodies of the butterflies are stamped first with a full size cling stamp... allowing the lineup of the wing stencils to be super easy.  The top wings are stenciled in a mix of Hero Arts Butter Bar (more orange than yellow) and Simon Says Duckling (yellow), and the bottom wings are in Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea.

This card will be donated to Friends After Diagnosis, an organization supporting cancer patients.  In addition to their many patient programs, therapy and service, staff members often send messages of support to local patients.

Continuing with my New Year's resolution, I made four additional backgrounds for future use. The colors were in the same vein as this week's colors, however I played with a variety of "peaches" and purples (listed below) to check out the differences.

Check out our fabulous guest designer for April, Colleen Begley. Please welcome her and check out her fabulous work over at Colleen's Creative Corner

Also check out the design team.  These ladies work hard to inspire you each week.  Drop by their blogs and leave them a little love.

Enjoy!  I am looking forward to your inspired creations in the gallery. 


Project Details
Stamps/DiesTaylored Expressions Butterflies
Paper Smooches Inhale Exhale
Mama Elephant Thinking of You
Cardstock 110lb. Neenah Solar Crest
Ink Memento London Fog
Versafine Onyx Black heat embossed
using Hero Arts clear embossing powder
-Simon Says Stamp Melon 
-Hero Arts Soft Apricot
-Hero Arts Fresh Peach
-Mix of Hero Arts Butter Bar and
Simon Says Duckling (2 cards)
-Hero Arts Soft Purple
-My Favorite Things Grape Jelly
-Simon Says Stamp Wisteria
-Hero Arts Soft Lilac
-Simon Says Stamp Hydrangea
Embellishments Little Things by Lucy's Cards pearls
Desk Staples Dahle Personal Rotary Cutter
Scor Pal Mini Score Board
Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting
Ranger Stamp Platform
Bearly Art Precision Glue
3M ATG 714 Tape Adhesive
3M foam tape


Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I really love your butterfly design. It's perfect for Ina's colors. I love your additional panels with the varied colors too.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous use of the colors! Awesome stamped background too

Carol said...

Really pretty way to showcase the colors this week!! Great stencil!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

A lovely card for a wonderful cause, Elizabeth. It's sure to lift the spirits of the recipient. Love those pretty butterflies!

Tracey McNeely said...

I just love this card Eliz, the butterflies are such a great background for the sentiment! Thank you for having me as a guest at JUGS in March!

Bobby said...

You have a great array of stencils, Elizabeth, and this one worked beautifully with the challenge colors.

Colleen Begley said...

I too love stencils and have collected many over the last few years. This one is so fun and looks perfect using Ina's colors. So pretty!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Those butterflies look beautiful in this weeks colors! Your stenciling is amazing.

cm said...

Your butterflies have planted a smile alllll over my face! Love them!