Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sweet Stamps- Something New

The challenge at Sweet Stamps for this week is Something New.  Well, I had a hayday buying stuff in the store for Santa to bring to me......, so I have lots to choose from!

  I had fun with Dylusions sprays for the background, and then I used a stencil and covered the background with Wendy Vecchi Gold Embossing Paste.  Oh- IRL this paste is just gorgeous!  The paste is flexible, so you can bend the cardstock top to bottom, and it will not crack.......  It also picks up the hue from the color of the Dylusions underneath it.
  I used Enamel Embossing Powder Royal Sterling on the outer edge of the image. I swiped the cardstock with the antistatic first, and once the purple EP was cooled down, I swiped again with the antistatic and embossed the crown using Micro Gold Enamel EP. It is so hard to see the shimmer from this EP in a picture, so here is another angle.....

I colored the butterfly with Distress Markers Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint and Chipped Sapphire.  I colored and stamped it a 2nd time, fussy cut it and added shimmer with a Stardust Gelly Roll pen.

*Products I used from the Sweet Stamps Store:
Crown Butterfly ATC image HERE
Especially for You HERE
Ranger Distress Markers HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
Victorian Romance Stencil HERE
Wendy Vechhi Gold Embossing Paste HERE
Palette Knife for embossing paste HERE
Antistatic pad HERE
Micro Gold and Royal Sterling Embossing Paste HERE
Lavenders Coordinations Cardstock HERE
Forget Me Not Inkspot HERE

Our winners are chosen by and if you use a Sweet Stamps image, your entry will count x's 2!

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Sweet Stamps has a Facebook group HERE

Aud Sentiments- New + Sentiment (New Embossing Paste, Image, Enamel Embossing Paste)
Cute Card Thursday- New
ABC Challenge- Anything Goes
Card Mania- Make it Sparkle, Make it Shine

Thanks for stopping by!


Maxine D said...

Shelly this is amazing in the photos - it must be wonderful IRL!! What beautiful card my friend!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Shelly! That background is incredible, a rainbow of colours! Great work with those sprays! Love your butterfly and big loopy bow too! hugs and smiles :)

Lynn McAuley said...

That background is awesome for your gorgeous butterfly, Shelly! What beautiful work with your new Christmas goodies!

Donna K said...

This is just stunning. I LOVE that background and the purple shimmer...fab bow too Shelly!

Penny said...

Shelly, I love all the wonderful techniques you use to make your shimmery creations! This is just gorgeous! Looks like you had fun shopping, too, huh? :^)
Hugs, Penny

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous bow .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

Andrea Norris said...

The butterfly in the frame and sentiment looks gorgeous. Thaks for joining us at ABC Challenge
Andrea x

*Vicki* said...

Shelly, this card is just stunning!! I love the beautiful colors and texture on this!! HUGS

MiamiKel said...

Ohhh Santa was good to you! No crafting goodies for me but a really cool bike unexpectedly showed up so I guess I"m supposed to be OUT of the Cabana? LOL! NOt much room to ride in there - hee hee! LOVE LOVE this card, such a striking visual with the richness of the colors - WOW,girl!

Hope you are all safe and sound and snuggled into your new year! ♥

Terry said...

Oh what a gorgeous mix of rich colors and texture! One sweet card, Shelly! Happy New Year!

Anne Temple said...

This looks fabulous! Love that background too.

Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely beautiful. Loving the lush blue bow.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Sandie Gough said...

Fabulous background, striking colours x Our theme this week though was 'a sentiment with the word New' and I can't see it on you make unfortunately xx but thank you for joining our current challenge over at
Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

Sandie Gough said...

Me again...apologies, I am having a foggy brain week!
I have checked and our challenge is to include something new and oh boy you certainly did that...still adore the background xx
thank you for joining our current challenge over at
Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

Margaret said...

So gorgeous! I love all the beautiful hues and sparkles. Looks like you hit the jackpot with new goodies to play with.

Kathryn said...

What a beautiful card! Love the techniques you used too!!

Jennifer Spivey said...

Beautiful use of colors and love the butterfly!

Lin said...

Good ole Santa!!!!

Super gorgeous design.

Thanks for sharing with us


kel Acopan said...

oh shelly this is just gorgeous. love all those rich beautiful colors!!

lovies, =o) kel

Melisa Waldorf said...

LOVE the purple and gold! The swirls in the background are perfect with the image. Very pretty!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

wow! That background is incredible!!! Thank you for your super nice words on my blog, it made my day!

Kim P said...

These rich colors are fabulous!!

NanaConnie said...

Love, love, LOVE this, Shelly! Gorgeous purple bow and fantastic background. How do you manage such creative perfection on everything you do? :-D

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely card,hun! Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenges! Good luck and hope to see more of your creations!
Rossi, DT

Vesi said...

Beautiful card, I like the color and the butterfly. Thanks for sharing with us at Card Mania Challenge. Good luck
Vesi - DT

laughingstamper said...

Lots of work in this one. It's very pretty!!

...Just Me... said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck!
Mira, DT