I finally tried one of Color Q challenges. I had a card swap last night with my downline at our meeting. I was having problems coming up with a card and decided to go to colour Q website and these were the colors they were using this week. It's crumb cake, pretty in pink, pink pirouette, whisper white and blushing bride (which I did not use). The swaps theme was something from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog or the Sale-a-bration catalog. I used Bliss #123217 from the Sale-a-bration catalog. If you would like to know how to earn this set for FREE just email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will be happy to help you out.
I actually did 2 very similar cards. On the one above, one butterfly has dazzling diamonds.
On this card the butterflies have Stampin' Up! Basic Pearls Jewels #119247. I ended up making the one with the pearls. I used organza (needs to be synthetic material, you can use satin, but takes much longer to heat up) to make the little flower. Using the circles #2 Sizzix die #114526 I used the smaller 3 circles and cut 3 of each of the circles out of the material. I used the crop-a-dile #108362 to punch a hole in the middle and then added the pink rhinestone brad #109110 in the middle. Once that was done and it was ok that the circles were not all lined up, in fact, it was easier this way. I applied heat with the heat tool #100005. The flower begins to take shape super fast using this tool. Please use some tweezers or something to hold the flower down while applying heat. Also note ** do not touch the brad until it has cooled down**. Yes, that is from experience. I was trying to flatten one of the layers and my finger touched the brad and ouch!!
I also used the Color Spritz Tool #107066 to add the little dots since we no longer have itty bitty stamp set. I thought that added a nice little touch. Then I sponged the edges and viola my swap card.