Sunday, May 6, 2012

S.O.T.C. May Swap Card

I belong to a Splitcoaststamper group of women who call ourselves Sisterhood of The Traveling Cards.  Each month one of the "sistahs" plays host and selects the theme and requirements for the swap cards.  This month my Sistah April made this request: "This month's theme is Monochromatic May! Your card can be for any occasion, but it should be all one color family! I tend to have a problem making cards like this, so I would love some inspiration from my Sistahs!" I chose to use a warm red with a hint of orange in variety of tones as shown in my card below and I'm hoping the white is okay with the monochromatic theme:

I chose to create a shaped card using my largest scalloped circle Nestabilities die for the base out of Stampin' Up Ruby Red cardstock.  A plain circle of white cardstock was the next layer followed by another scalloped circle of retired designer paper by American Crafts called "backyard peep".  The narrow panel crossing the center of the card is a retired designer paper from Crate Paper's Lillian Collection called "Enchanted" and was layered over white cardstock.  I wrapped this panel with two different ribbons in this warm red.  The top panel had the bottom edge of both the s.e.i. Chocolat collection "framboise" d.p. and white cardstock trimmed using Nestabilities Label 4 die.
The lacy ribbon trim is from Jolee's boutique and the butterflies were made from the Ruby Red cardstock punched with two Martha Stewart butterfly punches and accented with warm red rhinestones and attached with dimensionals.  I used the Mojo Monday sketch MOJO239 shwn here for my layout:

I'm hoping my hostess April gets some inspiration from this card.  And I'm feeling pretty good about getting this done before the deadline of May 31st! 


  1. What a great card--I love your design!

  2. what a nice different layering within the circled the originality of it...this card could be easily titled 'the flight of the butterflies'...
    Love the monochromatic combo U chosed too Judy and that awesome rich looking ribbon. TFS ♥

  3. Great use of your Nestabilities, Judy! This card is great. I really like the colors and how you used different DP's together. Super job!