Monday, May 7, 2012

Parchment Crafting w/ SweetStamps

Hi blogging buddies-
What a week  this has been!
I will  spare you the details for another day and another time!!
Right now,  I want to get into today's challenge over at SweetStamps.

This weeks challenge is: 
Parchment Crafting
Now, this was FUN!!!
I must be honest here and tell you....
I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY liked working with my Parchment Kit.
Stacey also has a few videos that you can watch for you 
Here is my sample card:

I stamped my butterfly image on the vellum and embossed with pearl embossing powder. 
I then flipped the vellum over and colored the image with my Copic markers.  I had to have a steady hand to do this, since the lines and space between are very small. 
Once I finished, I then rubbed the empty space on my grid to give it the dotty look you see. 

It was fun to do and I know that my card is nothing compared to what the Senior design team has to show you this week. 
Their cards are STUNNING and I think that you should visit them this week, to see just what i am talking about!!!

Join our weekly challenge
You can use any stamp on your challenge entry, but if you use a SweetStamps image, you will get two entries into the giveaway! To enter the challenge, please add the URL to your actual blog post or online gallery to the InLink at the end of the post. Please do not link to your main blog, we want to be able to find your post to leave you comments. Also, please link back to the SweetStamps blog.

Remember, you can only enter the challenge one time, use a SweetStamps image to get an extra in the challenge.  Please limit the amount of challenges to 10 (including SweetStamps). You must link back to SweetStamps to your blog post. 
Next week's challenge is: MY FAVORITE COLOR

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge:
Cupcake Inspiration: #159 (I chose to work with the swirls)


  1. Ooohh this is a stunning and elegant card I love the simplicity!! Simply lush!!!

  2. Very pretty! Love the butterfly and the shape of the card!

  3. So pretty! I love the soft elegance you've created with the Pearl EP, coloring and embossed dots!

  4. lovely card, pretty colors, thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  5. This is a beauty and just as beautiful as anyone's on the team...that senior in front of our name doesn't make us any more talented, just means we have been here longer.
    Don't ever doubt your work isn't beautiful, you were chosen to join the team.
    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us sweetie

  6. What a beautiful card. I love how you added the dots to the Curly Butterfly and the die makes a wonderful card.

  7. The butterfly is so elegant for the parchment technique- the coloring is spot on and I love the butterfly with the gorgeous dot effect! Absolutely beautiful!!!

  8. Calypso, your card is absolutely stunning! I must agree with Dawn....don't doubt your talent....beautiful!!!

  9. What a gorgeous card!!!! Love the design and colors!!!! Beautiful work!!!!

  10. Beautiful card, love what you did with the butterfly!! Great colors and design as well!