Thursday, April 28, 2011

May Day's Thursday Trigger

Our May Day Challenge at The Kraft Journal is in full swing and I've got a May Day theme-inspired card to show you today... but before I do and just in case you missed our posts earlier this week, I want to tell you that our Design Team created a number of projects that I hope will give you just the incentive you need to get out your paper and glue so you can play along with us for this challenge! You can see our Design Team Reveal and link your project up at this post right here, and you can stop in and watch this week's whimsical pinwheel tutorial presented by Audrey Pettit right here.

Why not pick up our new blog button while you are here too for a chance to win a  $10.00 Kraft Outlet gift certificate... you can read more about how to enter to win right here.

For this Thursday Trigger post I created a card that, while it isn't actually in celebration of the holiday... it is inspired by the month of May... or my take on it at any rate.

May Day Challenge
This card actually didn't end up at all like I first envisioned or planned for that matter.  When I started this project, I printed a pretty little digital image of a May Day bouquet that I planned to use as the centerpiece to the design... but after a whole lotta fiddlin' around I finally realized that the image just wasn't working for me at all... BUT it did inspire me to use some pretty patterned papers (Webster's Pages) that I paired with  Buff Ivory Coverweight cardstock used as accent paper for the trim, the stamped backdrop and the stamped leaves too. I layered everything onto a Kraft Blank Notecard and even stamped the envelope to match. As for the finished card, while not what I first envisioned, once finished I felt it reflected what the month of May means to me....although I have to admit that while I can't recall ever seeing a butterfly flit about my yard this time of year (this IS Michigan)... they somehow landed on this May Day card... perhaps just a happy accident. :-)

Other supplies I used to create this card include: Ink: Stampin' Up, Pearls and Crystals: Bo Bunny, Dies: Spellbinders and Papertrey Ink (leaves), Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Sentiment and Leaves) and Waltzing Mouse. Stampin Up Word Window Punch, Martha Stewart Royal Butterfly Punch, Seam Binding: May Arts

Remember, you have until Sunday, 6:00 p.m., Eastern time to enter your project in The Kraft Journal May Day Challenge.... and we can't wait to see what you create!

Note:  I've entered this card into these fun and fabulous challenges... hope you join me!
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Stampavie and more... Pearls
Party Time Tuesday: Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion: Layers
Make it Monday: Anything Goes

9 Scrappy Comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful card.The images just leap out at you against the striped background.I saw this at Make It Monday.Thanks for sharing.
Lisa x

Lisa said...

really pretty card! Love the colours. I found you on Make it Monday :)

Lisa x

Audrey Pettit said...

Oooh, your May Day card is just gorgeous, Beth!! I really love that color combo. It's a bit different than the usual and SO eye catching. Love the stripes, LOVE the frame, and love the stamped image. :)

Maureen Reiss said...

This card is Gorgeous!!! I love it!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous papers you have used, makes the images really pop...very pretty.

Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous design. The blue color and the butterflies are a great added touch. :)

Mandy said...

Beth your card is beautiful, fab colour combo it's really striking and I love those butterflies.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Sammibug said...

What an interesting card! Beautiful! Love it! Thank you for playing along in our "Show us Your Layers" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

Kiki said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Love the colours and pearls you've used.

Thanks so much for joining us at SAm this week.

Hugs, Kiki

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