Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge-Glitter It!

I hate to post two in one day but I needed to do this to enter the Simon Says Stamp glitter challenge for tomorrow.

I created this card using the Stampin Up! "Stipple Butterfly" stamp. This was a case from a Debby Hughes card from the Clean and Simple 3 Class that ended last week. (My last butterfly card was inspired by the same card, as were the two that I will be posting for my homework tomorrow.) This is one of the OLDEST stamps I own. I never use wood stamps anymore but I never got rid of this because I LOVE butterflies. Every card I made this weekend I was thinking of my late mother. Her birthday was yesterday and I think I just had it on my mind. 

I had fun pulling out old supplies, using my "new" embossing paste, and spritzing mist spray every which way. 

I colored the butterfly in with Copic markers. I used a photo off the internet as a "model" for the coloring. Blue butterflies are my favorite!!

I then stamped a thank you from Simon Says Stamp "Thanks" set from September. I LOVE this stamp set!!

I masked the butterfly and sentiment off using the paper mask but as you can see, it wasn't 100% successful. I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen on some of the embossing paste, as well as the butterfly. It is so hard to see in the photo, though.

That is all for now. Thanks for stopping by.

Stampin Up! Stipple Butterfly

Paper Trey Ink March Blog Hop

Happy Tuesday!! Just a quick post to share a card I created for the Paper Trey Ink March Blog Hop.

The challenge was to use some sort of "high gloss" technique on your card.

I am going to admit that this card was inspired by a Debbie Hughes card that she created for a class I took that ended last week. I chose to emboss a butterfly stamp with black embossing ink, color it in, and go over it with a glitter pen. It is hard to see in the photo, I know.

I didn't use the springy colors but chose to use Copic markers to color in the monarch butterfly. I used a photo on the internet to match the marker colors I used for my coloring. I really love how it came out.

My next step was to stamp the greeting using Paper Trey Ink's "Think Big Favorites #24 Stamp" in gray ink. I then masked both the butterfly and the sentiment and literally flung orange and gold paint at the card.

My last step was to use gold ink around the outside edges. This card was extremely simple to make but took me a huge amount of time to create. I am very slow at coloring and tend to "over think" it.

I do not usually use non PTI stuff on these blog hops but I really wanted to use this butterfly. It shouted Spring to me and I needed that during this unusually cold March!

Thank you for looking!! Have a great night!!

Wonderful Wings Stamp Set-Stampin Up!