Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Sweet Stamps Challenge 4 - Sketch

Today is our fourth challenge on the Sweet Stamps blog.  Anyone can enter, but if you use a Sweet Stamps rubber stamp you get two entries into the challenge for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree.  Our challenge this week is a sketch, I hope you will play along with us.

For my card, I started with this lovely Bold Butterfly Large  heat embossing it twice with Detail Silver embossing powder onto some rainbow paper and then hand trimming them out.  


Using my Nellies Circle Multi Frame die , I cut the inner circle, again out of rainbow paper; adding some texture with my Cheery Lynn Designs Circle Stitching plate.  Then I cut the large flower shape out of coordinating green card stock.  For the pink background, I used my Flutter Bys XL embossing plate, adding Amaryllis Shades ink to the plate before embossing the card stock.  This adds the soft ink color to the debossed areas of the image.  For the yellow panels, using my Fancy Ful Flowers XL embossing plate and February Gold Shades ink, I repeated the process on yellow card stock.  I love the subtle color that is added to the card stock, very elegant look.  My flowers are made using Joy Crafts Daisy dies (0024)  They are not listed on the website but are available for purchase.  I added a border strip, again textured with a Rectangle Stitching plate from Cheery Lynn Designs, some gems and all done!  Finished size is 6" square. 

Be sure to visit the Sweet Stamps blog to see what the rest of the design team has come up with and to play along with us for a chance to win a $20 shopping spree at Sweet Stamps. Also, don't forget to check for the winners of last week's blog hop.

16 comments:

jonim52 said...

Sandy, I love the colors of your card today. I love that Joy Crafts Daisy die, I guess I have to add that to my wish list as well. This sketch is awesome.

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, Sandy, your card is gorgeous! A real beauty :-)

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Hi Sandy, Gorgeous card beautiful colours love how you have done the butterfly and the flowers.

Hugs
Tamara

Anonymous said...

Looks like spring to me. Very pretty and love the color combination. Edna

~ Kendra ~ said...

Sandy, LOVE your card!! Love the added flowers! Also love what you did with the butterfly stamp! Great colors used!

Bonnie Brown said...

I love your card! Great colors that not only remind me of spring but of Rainbow Sherbet Ice Cream!!

Karen W said...

This is so pretty!! I just added mine, great sketch!

Dawnll said...

Sweetie you did such a beautiful card- aren't we all ready for Spring?

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the colors you used for this card. The butterflies and flowers really make you think of Spring time.

Bev Gerard said...

Wowwwwww!
That butterfly is marvelous!
Marvelous indeed!!

~Bev

Jacki Randolph said...

Sandy, this is beautiful!! Love the colors together and your butterfly is gorgeous!!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Striking color combination! Love the embossed backgrounds, and the 3-d butterfly is gorgeous!

Auntie Em said...

So pretty! I love the embossing and the layers. The butterfly on top is gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Alex said...
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Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Fantastic card Sandy! I love how you added the ink to the embossed paper! Great springy colors and the added texture from the stitching plates adds a nice touch!

Stacey Richardson, SweetStamps.com said...

Forgot to mention how awesome the butterfly looks - not only with the rainbow paper, but because it looks like it's in flight.