Thursday, September 1, 2011

Stamping celebration

I'm all about butterflies now that I have my Stampin' Up! stamp set with matching punch. I especially love how you can easily stamp on both sides.

I always check out the challenges at Flutter By Wednesdays, but since you must include a butterfly or fairy or angel and I have few of those stamps for some odd reason, I was really excited to be able to participate in their current Celebrate! theme.

Feeling celebratory, I also followed the sketch at Celebrate the Occasion (right).

It's difficult to see some of the details in this photo. The top section was created by punching 2 butterflies out of the music-patterned paper, adhering the paper to white paper, and sponging it all with two shades of blue ink. Then I stamped & heat-embossed the butterflies in black. The bottom white paper is pre-embossed with party balloons; I printed a dotted border onto it, which I used as a guide for the faux stitching (I used a dark blue gel pen). The bottom butterfly is raised off the paper with Glossy Accents, and the sentiment is heat-embossed in blue.

This is the first time I've tried this ribbon technique, where you create the ruffle atop double-sided tape.

Hope everyone is having a great day.

15 comments:

Adrian said...

very cute!

DIANA L. said...

You did a beautiful job I love that yu put the butterflies on the top and kept in the monochromatic color of blue very pretty.

Thanks for joining us this week at Celebrate The Occasion
DIANA L.
http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

So colorful, they just pop off the paper! You did a great job, thanks for joining CTO!

Laurie said...

This is a beautiful card!! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Kathlene said...

I love the monochromatic design of your beautiful card...the butterflies are so danged cute in houndstooth! Lovely work. TFS! xoxo

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Wow its so pretty.

MyCuriousCrafts said...

Great job! Thanks for playing along at CTO! ~Shen-DTM

Mrs. Swandog said...

Very pretty card...your faux stitching looks so real....love the color...

Dilsaver Designs said...

Great job with the sponging, love your blue shades! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Charlotte said...

Great card. I especially like the music background paper! Thanks for joining CTO.

Cre8tiveVet said...

This is such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at CTo. -Yvette
cre8tivegirls.blogspot.com

Esther said...

Darling!!
Love the houndstooth butterflies!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!

ScrapMyWay said...

Those are the most unique butterflies, fun, fun color to use!
http://scrapmyway.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

Cute Butterflies, great use of color. Thanks for playing with us this week @ CTO

Trail of Treasures said...

The colours are sensational and I absolutely adore the butterflies!! Fabulous job! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com