Monday, August 12, 2013

*SweetStamps #130

Morning sweeties!
Today, I am so happy today is Tuesday!! 
Why you ask?!?!?
First of all, Tuesday meas that it's a new challenge week at SweetStamps.
This weeks theme is:
Secondly, I get to share this gorgeous invitation with you!
I made it several weeks ago and have been holding onto it just for today's challenge. 
So what do you think?
I make lots of invitation cards, which I seldom share on my blog. 
This invitation is using the newly released ArtsyFartsy ATC stamp called: Crown Butterfly 
The entire invitation fits inside a regular A2 size envelope, perfectly. 
I cut a piece of  acetate, measuring the same size as that white background cardstoock. 
Then I sewed along the edges, using the zigzag pattern, only on three sides. 
I then used the Spellbinders Garden Weave, cut two patterns and laid super sticky tape on top. (flipping one over, so that they would mirror one another.) I ran it through the die cut machine again. Next, using my favorite glitter by SweetStamps, I poured Golden Glitz on top. The glitter is actually white, but when your cardstock is black, you get a greenish color!!  You can see the color difference on the butterfly.
 Isn't it lovely. 
Cutting another piece of what cardstock, I stamped the top with only half of the Crown Butterfly stamp and used " You Are Invited" for the bottom half, which was all embossed with clear embossing powder
I stamped the butterfly again, place sticky tape over it and cut out. 
Removed the backing and poured Golden Glitz over it.
Glued it to the half butterfly and added two cream pearls. 
To finish off the card, I used a circle die to cut a tab out, to make pulling the invitation a lot easier and I wanted to have the butterfly wings exposed! :) 
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Next week's challenge #131 is:
Our monthly challenge, can be found HERE
Theme is:
Dryer Sheet Technique
I would like to enter the following challenge(s):
Stamp and Create: Glitter 
Artistic Inspirations #54
The Paper Girls #37
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: August Challenge (Die Cuts, Sparkle, Stitching)



  1. What a great idea! Love that die.

  2. WOW!!!! This is stunning!!! I love elegant! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck and I hope to see you back next month for a new challenge!
    Rene :D

  3. Wow! Just love the sparkle and the image you used. Just beautiful.

  4. Fabulous!!! Love the effect of the glitter on black- the butterfly on top- so awesome!!!

  5. Wow! What a beautiful invitation! I love the bling!

  6. Love your design with all the glitz and sparkle. Love how you stitched the vellum pieces together to make the pocket. Awesome invitation!!

  7. Thank you so much for entering your stunning creation into the Artistic Inspirations challenge and good luck. Tina-Maree DT x

  8. Stunning Invitation, love the bling, so stylish and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx