Friday, January 15, 2010

Attempt number two...

I realized something as I was making this condolence card. I don't actually know if my co-worker's mother died. For all I know, I could have made "the wrong" card again. *Sigh* Guess I'll find out today at work.

Anyway, I decided that I would make another challenge card. I like having sketches to work with and I like being a part of something. It makes me feel like less of a nerd in a basement. (Even though, deep down, I know that I'm a nerd in the basement.)

Here's the list 'o challenges that I did this card for.
 - Raise The Bar's Debut Day Challenge
 - Get Sketchy #21 (Ok, this is a little bit of a stretch, but the Papertake and Get Sketchy sketches were SO close, I had to try it!)
 - Cute Card Thursday - Pink & Grey Color Challenge
 - Papertake's Weekly Challenge Sketch #32

I am hoping that it will be lovely enough to convince Mr. Randomizer to pick me as the guest designer for Papertake's design team. *crosses fingers* Wish me luck!

On to the card, I used 2 new stamps the butterfly is from the Martha Stewart clear butterfly stamp set and the sentiment is from Stampology's Remember stamp set. I used silver ink (generic) and stamped both pieces onto pink vellum from Making Memories. (Yay, clearance bin!) I used gray metallic (Yes, it's gray metallic and not silver; I also have silver in this set. :) )  embossing powder from Al A Mode on both stamps and then colored in the back of my butterfly with pink Sharpies and Vellum Writers. The cardstock that the elements rest on is from an unbranded "mulberry" pack that I got at Ben Franklin's in Havre, MT. Why is it that Havre has a BF but Butte doesn't? Lame. Back to the card, the pink glitter dotted paper is from Target's $1 deals and the gray cardstock (the small one that the butterfly is on) is from DCWV. I think that about covers what I did and where I got it from. Oh, if you want to check out a really awesome tutorial for "stain glassing" stamps check out Erin's Inky Smiles blog where she shows a multicolored butterfly! Thanks, Erin!

17 comments:

  1. fabulous card, the butterfly is exquisite, many thanks for joining in the CCT challenge this week, hugs Debx

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  2. Oh love the butterfly!! Thx for playing with us@ get sketchy'

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  3. Beautiful creation!! Love that butterfly ... just gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar! We hope you will join us often!!

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  4. What a beautiful butterfly and card!

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  5. It's beautiful! The silver stamping on vellum looks fantastic!

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  6. Fantastic card. I love the colors you used and the butterfly is gorgeous.

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  7. OMG this is awesome! Absolutely gorgeous! Love the stamping on vellum and the silver EP! Love the way you colored the back of the vellum too! TOOO awesome! :)

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  8. This is truly beautiful, i love it, my favourite colour too :) Thank you so much for joining us at Raise the Bar.
    Have a great week
    Suzi
    xxx

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  9. Stephanie this is amazing. I love the silver on the pink vellum - wow! Your card is beautiful, and I dare say worthy of you being the Papertake GD. ;)And by the way, I spent 3 days in Butte, what an absolutely wonderful city. :D Thank you for joining us at Raise The Bar!

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  10. Wow....this is beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us for Debut Day at Raise the Bar.

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  11. The butterfly is beautiful! Nice job (especially for a nerd in the basement :) )!

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  12. Beautiful card :-) I love the butterfly and the vellum looks fab ! :-) Beautiful colours too :-)

    thanks for joining us on the PTW Challenge :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  13. please consider turning off word verification :-) x

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  14. But I like the card, very pretty!

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  15. flutterby. my favs. what a great job on the card. especially like the pink vellum effect of the flutterby.

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