Groundhog Day

Yesterday was Groundhog Day. The bad news is Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow so we will have 6 more weeks of winter. The good news is that I don’t remember writing this post yesterday so I made it past Groundhog Day! If you don’t remember reading this post, you made it too!

Now that we put that behind us, let me tell you about the newest Ways to Use It challenge at Splitcoaststampers. In honor of Groundhog Day (the movie), it was repetition. We had to repeatedly use an element on our card.

This was perfect for me! I have some amazing cards pinned on Pinterest as inspirations and one of them was this card from Pretty Periwinkles

I’m also an avid Sci-Fi reader and some of my most recent books have been the Jump 255 trilogy by David Louis Edelman. Why am I telling you this? Because this pattern reminded me of the book. It has a very sci-fi-ish feel don’t you think? Thats why I’m going to put it in today’s challenge at 365 cards!

I went with this idea of combining colored pieces to make a background. Cut out a repeated pieces in different colors and stuck them together to form a lovely background. Here is my card:

Cardstock: PTI enchanted evening, PTI rustic cream, scraps of colored cardstock for the pattern
Accessories: PTI enchanted evening ribbon, pearls from Michaels
Stamp: Papertrey Ink Inside & Out Birthday
Tools: Silhouette Cameo, Corner rounder, Xyron
Ink: Tombow water markers

I cut out the design and butterfly using my Cameo. To stick the pieces, it was easiest to run them through my Xyron rather than putting sticky tape on each one. Colored the butterfly with Tombow markers to give it the watercolored look. Used my corner rounder to add some interest to the layer.
Here are some pics of the card in progress:
So this card goes to:

Thanks for looking and belated happy Groundhog Day! 🙂

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