Monday, January 7, 2013

Sweet Stamps- A flower plus (any) Die Cut

The Sweet Stamps Challenge this week is to use a floral image with a die cut.

  I am in love with floral I had to go with the gorgeous Floral Corner wrap image- sadly I need a Sympathy card.
 I stamped the image with Ranger Embossing Ink and embossed with White embossing powder. I  colored the image with markers and the embossing was colored with Copics markers.  I colored over the embossing and in places added a thin line of Copic for highlighting. I added the sentiment- and used the anti-static pad over the cardstock so I would not have any fly-away embossing powder.
 The image is stamped on the background (bottom layer of green) and left to dry for a watermark look. The coordinations cardstock was embossed and sanded to show the core color.
 The butterfly die cut was painted with Fairy Dust Creative Inspirations Paint. The silver rhinestones were colored with the R37 Copic marker. 
Here are the Sweet Stamps products I used on my card:
Floral Corner Wrap image HERE
Be Still Sentiment HERE
Ranger Embossing Ink HERE
White Embossing Powder Here
Antistatic pad HERE
Copic Markers HERE
Cheery Lynn Butterfly Mini Die HERE
Creative Inspirations Paint HERE
Damask Embossing folder HERE
Coordinations cardstock- Berry Reds HERE
Rhinestones HERE
Double Line Tape HERE

I hope you will join in the challenge!  Every entry qualifies you for a chance to win $20 of items from the store at  Sweet Stamps, and if you use a Sweet Stamps image- you will receive an additional chance to win! Please note- there is a limit of 10 challenges for each entry.The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

****We also have a monthly challenge that ends on Jan 14th- Cracked Glass HERE ****

 Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenge or click on the links below.
Sweet Stamps Design Team:
*   Bonnie Calypso *
 * Dawn B  *   Jacki   *  Joni 
                                     *  Kendra  *  Linda                                             
                                          Shelly  (you are here)  Tamara 

Make it Monday- Always Anything Goes- and a fabulous place to discover some great papercrafters!
Incy Wincy Designs- Something New -  Floral corner wrap stamp : )
Make My Monday- Dry Embossing
613 Avenue Create- Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody- Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time- Something New
Jellypark- Old and New (old stamp-sentiment, new stamp-floral corner).

As always- I so appreciate you stopping by! 


kiwimeskreations said...

Shelly this is beautiful - love the way you embossed in white and then coloured.
orry to hear you needed a sympathy card - they seem to be needed too often!

Unknown said...

Wow this card is so beautiful!!!! Love the design and the sentiment!!!!! Gorgeous work!!!!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Beautiful card, I really like what you did with the stamp, so pretty!! And of course I LOVE the added butterfly die!!

Emily Keaton said...

Coloring with markers over the embossing? Why, that's genius! Thanks for the great idea, Shelly!

MiamiKel said...

Fantastic, Shelly! This is a great choice of colors - so vibrant, they just burst off the computer screen! x0x0

Choccy said...

Beautiful, love this creation. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at One Stitch At A Time. Good Luck and i hope to see you back with us next week :O)

Choccy x

Mrs A. said...

I love the effect of the technique you have used on this card. Spotted you on MIM and came over for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

So pretty. I just love the bright red flowers. Lovely stamp.

Bernardine Cuttino said...

Lovely with a touch elegance. Beautiful design and fabulous coloring. Gorgeous card! Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv. Happy New Years

jimlynn said...

Love the white embossing on here and the floral image is so lovely, Shelly! Beautiful card.

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Shelley, gorgeous card! Loc
Ve the different textures and coLOURS

Mynn xx said...

This is absolutely STUNNING! LOVE the fabulous scripture sentiment and the colors are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MMM! Hope you join us again next time, too! ;)

Michelle said...

Hi Shelly

Very elegant card! I love the embossing and the pretty colour combo.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhhh so very beautiful. So sad when we need to make those cards but yours is wonderful and love that scripture sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the design layout you used and the coloring on the flowers really makes them pop. Beautiful sympathy card.

CraftySue52 said...

Beautiful the colors! Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create.

NanaConnie said...

Stunning, Shelly! I love the color combo and the simplicity of design. Just magnificent, my friend.

Renee said...

Simply beautiful!

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Shelly! Your card is absolutely stunning! I love the quiet elegance of this delicate design and am so glad you decided to stop by for a visit at 613 Avenue Create! We hope you will become a regular visitor to our Neighborhood!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous card, lovely colours. Thank you for joining us at MMM
Suzi b :)

Jo Ann said...

Love the colors you used on your card. Those flowers/vine are wonderful and love the verse you highlighted in this creation. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create. God bless!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning. Sympathy cards are not the easiest to do but you did it with such elegance. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, Shelly, this is gorgeous!!! I love the colors you used and coloring over the embossing looks fabulous!!!!!

Nikki said...

Beautifully done and very elegant :) thanks for playing along at Incy Wincy this week
hugs Nikki &DT

2amscrapper said...

Shelly, this is such a lovely card--the details are wonderful!

Terry said...

It is always such a difficult task to make a sympathy card, but this is subtle and gorgeous! I am sure this will bring comfort! I sure do hope to see you at AO - really I do!

Vicky Hayes said...

So pretty Shelly and nice to see green and red used in a non-Christmassy way.

Tracy said...

I really like how you used the embossing on this card Shelly. Coloring parts and leaving the white to pop in other places looks wonderful. Beautiful card. Hugs!

Faye said...

Shelly, I am so glad I enlarged the view because the smaller view doesn't do justice to this fantastic card. It should go a long way in comforting the bereaved. I love the way the white makes everything stand out. Thanks for visiting my blog.

My Creative Therapy said...

Shelly what a beautiful floral image and I love your color choices. Sorry to hear you had to make this card for a reason. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

Stef H said...

that is one gorgeous card! absolutely LOVE that floral wrap. will have to check it out.

we're headed for the cold weather - ugh... and i'm so NOT a snow person. oh it's pretty and i'll do with 1-2 inches. anything more, stay away - LOL.

have a great weekend.

hugs :)

Karen C said...

Awesome! Thanks for joining our "NEW" challenge over at One Stitch At A Time this week! Hope to see you in our next challenge!
Karen C

Fliss said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing this with us at the MMM dry embossing challenge.
Fliss x