Sunday, June 28, 2009

Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Call Submission

This is my submission for the Clear Dollar Stamps Guest Designer Call for July 2009.
To see CDS's Blog and information about the challenge, please click here

The challenge is a sketch challenge of having 3 circles (or any shape) in the layout see with a stripe of something behind it and a small something on the center shape. I bought this patterned paper at Michael's awhile ago to make a card for my dear dork sister, Vikki Jo. Vikki Jo is afraid of butterflies (she's a dork, what can I say?) so the rest of the dork sisters like to poke fun at her for that. I never did use this paper for her card because it wasn't going with what was in my mind. I think an earlier posting a page or two back will have the card I made her. So, anyway, here's this lovely paper sitting and waiting for me to make a card. As soon as I saw this challenge I knew this paper and my new Beautiful Butterflies set would go well together. It took me the better part of the morning to get this right. I had the most difficult time with the embossing, but finally! I got it right. It doesn't show up in the picture, but the butterflies are embossed with black glitter to match the glitter paper and each is on pop dots. The big one has it's wings folded up a bit to give the idea of motion.
stamps: Beautiful butterflies from Clear Dollar Stamps
Paper: pattern paper from Michael's, Vanilla
Ribbon: gift from my dork sister, Beth
ink: REgal rose, so saffron, bravo burgandy
accessories: pop dots, cuttlebug and nestabilities
Techniques: embossing
Hey! Thanks for looking!
Now give me some lovin' and leave a comment!


  1. You ARE going to send this card to Vikkijo, right? I just received a stamp set in the mail that has two butterflies in it, I think she needs a butterfly implosion in her mailbox. :) Very pretty card, nicely done.

  2. wow...i am lovin' this card...i also love butterflies...great job!

  3. Karen, this is just AMAZING! I love this card!!!! Just beautiful! Love it!

  4. This card is truly unique, good luck! BR-T

  5. So neat how your paper and stamped butterflies match so well! Beautiful!


  6. Love your card and those butterflies are gorgeous.

  7. Lovely card queeny!! Very pretty!!!

  8. The butterfly set is one of my favorites... you did it mighty fine. Wonderful card and great job with the sketch.