Saturday, July 25, 2009

Dare to Get Dirty



We came back from our vacation late yesterday. It's good to be home! I had plans to keep posting to my blog while I was away, but once I got there, I think the beach lazies took over, because I didn't even open my bag of stamping supplies or browse through my blog reader even once! (Forgetting my laptop charger helped, too.) I've missed my stamping friends and my stamps!!

Today's card is one I've had ready since before I left. It is my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try and for a Dare To Get Dirty (DTGD) Challenge I'm hosting over on Splitcoast. Have you been following this year's DTGD? In case you haven't run across this one yet, it's three days of back-to-back challenges (today's the last day) hosted by past and present Splitcoast Dirty Dozen designers. It's an event put on especially for the SCS Fan Club. If you're not part of the Fan Club yet, this fun, annual event is just another reason to join! You can read more about the Dare To Get Dirty event HERE.

To see the sketch that I used, pay Jen a visit at i{heart}2stamp, where you'll also see her sample and a sample by guest designer Regina Mangum. The sample-maker crew awaits with even more creative inspiration: Amy Rohl, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles. To participate, just use the sketch for you own creation, then link it up to Jen's post and/or use keyword: SFYTT on Splitcoast. Hope you can play!

The butterfly stamp I used is the Dancing Wings Medallion by Holly Berry House, a line that Michelle has recently added to the Stamper's Dream store. The medallion images are so perfect for the paper tole technique. I stamped the butterfly three times, trimming out the entire butterfly for the bottom layer and then just portions of the wings for the second and third layers. Each layer is colored with Copics and glittered up using a Sakura Quickie Glue Pen and Art Institute Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter. I used watercolor paper for the white layers and card base.

Thanks for visiting! Can't wait to get back into my stamp room!!



Stamps: Dancing Wings Medallion (Holly Berry House); sentiment by Whiff of Joy
Paper: Prismatics Wizard card stock; watercolor paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Sakura Quickie Glue Pen, Art Institute glitter, Copic markers, Spellbinders Labels 3 and Blossom Nestabilities (used for embossing), Swarovski hot-fix 4mm pearls, edge distressing tool, Fiskars lace border punch, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, foam adhesive, Stampin' Up organdy ribbon and silver cord (both retired), clear embossing powder, beads from the Michael's bead department (sorry, don't have the manufacturer), pearl ring (Pink Hedgehog Paper Crafts)
Size: 5 1/2" square

34 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card! Love the butterfly and colours and details...stunning :)

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  2. So glad you had such a relaxing vacation and that you made it back safely. Fantastic butterfly card.

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  3. This is gorgeous with a capital *G*! I love the colors and all of the details! Your butterfly with all of it's layers is amazing! I love it!

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  4. This is stunning! I am in awe of your style. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. This card has become nice so fantastically. Simply fantastically.

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  6. Wow, this is one stunning butterfly!! Beautifully layered and coloured not to mention all the wonderful little touches -- pearls, borders, texture etc. Great card! As for not posting or reading stamp related stuff while you were way, GOOD FOR YOU!!! In this hectic world, nothing is better than totally unplugging, enjoying your family and RELAXING! We're always here when you get back too :D

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  7. This is a jaw-dropping card. It's just beautiful, with so many gorgeous layers. It's one of my all time favorites.

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  8. WOW - AMY - THIS IS DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!! THE BUTTERFLY IS FABULOUS!!! Hugs ~S~

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  9. Amy
    This is drop dead gorgeous! I even called my husband in to see this. That is not a card but a work of art!
    Drool...
    Sharon L

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  10. Oh.my.word. this is dreamy magical gorgeous, Amy! My jaw has dropped possibly never to return to its normal position! Wowzers, girl!

    Glad you're back!

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  11. My mind says, "gorgeous!" but that is an understatement. There is not an adjective that could do your beautiful card the justice it deserves. Stunning!

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  12. WOW! This is truly a thing of beauty, and I'm practically speechless! I love every single detail. Beautiful work, my friend. Welcome home! :-)

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  13. Amy, this is just WOW GORGEOUS!!! Stunning...absolutely stunning!!!

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  14. Woooooooooooooow, Fantastic butterfly card.

    Hughs
    Ulla

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  15. Simply a masterpiece. Such a beautiful card from colours to punches to the perfect embellishment finish.

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  16. Welcome back, Amy! We missed YOU too!!
    Your card is absolutely beautiful...wow! Amazing job on that butterfly!!

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  17. Absolutely striking with your amazing deisgn and those beautiful intricate details! Love this Amy! You ARE my new CARD IDOL!!!!

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  18. That's not a card- that is a piece of ART! Wow!! It takes a lot, a LOT, to get me to stop and comment- but I simply had to with this one!

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  19. Holy Moley! Seriously, my jaw dropped when I saw this! This is utterly spectacular- wow!

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  20. Wow Amy!! This is incredible!! Love that butterfly with all the shimmer and texture!! This is d bomb!! I have missed you!!

    Glad you had time away with your family!

    hugs,
    Chris

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  21. your card is gorgeous! Love the layers you did on this butterfuly
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  22. I am often in awe of your amazing talent (and your patience for cutting things ou!) but this is STUNNING! Absolutely gorgeous....

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  23. WOW!! This is absolutely stunning!

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  24. This is so gorgeous, Amy! I just wanted to let you know that I used this for my Viva La Verve CASE'd card. Here's the link:
    http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1431908?&cat=500&ppuser=104752

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  25. WOW!!!!!!!!!! A little late but another stunner!! ♥, Kay

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