Monday, April 14, 2014

{SS} #165: Anything Goes + Embossing

Morning sweeties!!
Are you ready for Easter?  What are your Easter family traditions?
We head over to grandma's house to do our Easter egg hunt and dinner!!

Today at SweetStamps we have a new challenge for you!!  It's also a combined challenge since it's the 15th of the month, it will also coincide with our Monthly Technique Challenge!!
So this weeks challenge is: 
April's Monthly Technique Challenge is:
I really love these ARTSYfARTSY stamps.  I used the Chalkboard Flowers to create the background and embossed in detail white embossing powder.  I then laid a piece of parchment paper on top of it!!
I stamped and embossed the butterfly the same way.  I received some happy mail today and it included some yummy Wink of Stella pens!!!  LOVE!!!  I tried coloring the butterfly with about 4 of the colors, but the color does not show well on black cardstock, as it does on white. 
Here is a shot of the finished inside of the card, as well as a better shot of the colors on the butterfly!!
It really does look prettier in person. The shot below still doesn't do the pens any justice, but you can see a little shimmer. 
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Next week's challenge #166 is:
Our monthly challenge, can be found HERE
Theme is:
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Monday Challenge 
Crafty Bloggers Network: April Challenge
Sparkle N' Sprinkle: April Challenge 



  1. Your floral background stamp looks marvelous with that butterfly! Love a black and white combination, but I can't say that I do very well with these colors when I create. I can see the colors and have now added those Wink of Stella pens to my wish list! Have a beautiful week!! ~Donna K

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the background and all the embossing. The inside is as pretty as the outside. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

  3. Such a beautiful card!! Love what you did with the stamps! Black and white, a great combination!!! Love that you did some stamping inside as well!!

  4. What a lovely card. Very nice. Just love the butterfly.
    Sweet Hugs

  5. How striking- and bet the shimmer IRL is just so fab! Love the idea of adding parchment over the embossing. And, the color of the Wink of Stella- I can see a touch of it in your picture- know that is fab IRL!

  6. Awesome card, I love the embossed chalkboard design with the parchment overlay and the wonderful butterfly.

  7. Beautifully done! I adore the white embossing, and the vellum is a wonderful touch. Thank you for sharing your work with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  8. Gosh, Calypso! this is so elegant, and very striking against the black and the vellum! Gorgeous card with the embossing. It must look magnificent in person, if it looks this pretty photographed! I like that hint of gold in the butterfly. (it must be disappointing that the other colors don't show well), but your project with all those combined techniques is amazing!

    I am your newest google follower! So glad you played in the SNS Challenge so I could find your blog... Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

  9. Very nice use of the sets and the color combo.

  10. Great card,, love the embossed butterfly! Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge this month!

  11. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge this month.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network Design Team