Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Clean and Simple at Sweet Stamps

Today our challenge at Sweet Stamps blog is Clean and Simple.  This is an awesome challenge just be sure not to go overboard on embellies, but be sure to use a Sweet Stamps stamp....

 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. Visit the design team blog and you will see what everyone on the Design team has done.


Here is my creation:

I decided to do a technique that Stacey demonstrated on Saturday at the Heirloom Stamp Convention in York, PA.  I used the Cheery Lynn Oriental Butterfly die and the awesome sentiment "Butterfly Kisses". I stamped the Butterfly Kisses sentiment onto cryogen card stock with black ink and used a Marianne Creatable Labels 154 die to cut it out.  I then used the same die to cut out the peachy color cardstock. I cut out around the one embossed line on the cut out from the cryogen, so I could use the peachy color as a mat.   I cut a piece of the peachy card stock big enough for the butterfly and before I cut it out, I adhered some  2 1/2" Scor tape to the front of the card stock.  I ran it through my machine a few times to make sure it cut through the card stock and the adhesive.  I took the die cut butterfly and pulled the backing off and sprinkled with ultra fine glitter to make it glittery.  This is the technique that Stacey showed at the York Convention, it is one that I never did, so it may not be new to everyone, it is to me....  I added some ribbon and a simple bow.  The lovely sparkle paper is from one of the new paper pads that Sweets Stamps now has called "Summer Breeze" by First Edition.  I love all the papers in these pads, some are glittery and some aren't and they all mix and match so they can be used with each other.  Check out all the paper pads that are now in the store, you will want one of each....

This is my Clean and Simple card, it was so very hard not to keep adding things and to keep it simple, but I think I did okay with it.  What do you think????



Be sure to visit Sweet Stamps blog and see what the rest of the team has created for you.   And please join in on the fun!



Thanks for stopping by, 
Dawn

6 comments:

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Beautiful card I love the butterfly and DP's and adore that sentiment and tag.
Hugs
Tamara

Bonnie Brown said...

Beautiful card!! Love the butterfly! You should have done a tutorial. I have not seen her do this one!! Love the papers!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very pretty butterfly, Dawn, love all the sparkle!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Love the butterfly! I don't have that one yet, but may have to get it! So elegant! I love the sparkle on it! That is such a fun technique, been awhile since I did it, may have to try it again! Great card!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful spakley card Dawn!

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Love the designer paper. Very pretty card. And the sparkly butterfly is fabulous.