Monday, September 30, 2013

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Borders

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Borders.
   This border stamp was the very first stamp I purchased from Sweet Stamps when I found them at the stamp show. I used to sew and smock, and this border reminds me of lace.
 I stamped the image, then turned it upside down and stamped it again going in the other direction:

    At that first show, I asked my friends to go back to the Sweet Stamps booth before we left, and ended up purchasing the Parchment supplies too- I just LOVED the look of it!
   Here is a close-up of the butterfly- the pictures do not capture the parchment:
 The Parchment Vellum looks so much prettier than any other vellum (ask me how I know) ....I tried NOT buying it to start out with and used regular vellum- different varieties, and finally gave in and bought the Parchment vellum. I took the stylus and embossed from the back of the vellum to create the white areas.

Here is a great visual tutorial by Stacey- owner at Sweet Stamps.

  I decided the card needed one more I added Candy Brads that were painted with Creative Inspirations Paint in Copper, then I added lines over that with a Sakura Gelli Roll pen.
  I also stamped a butterfly in purple inside of the card and highlighted it with the Sakura pen.

I made an envelope for my card using some shimmery purple cardstock : )

 Here are the Sweet Stamps supplies I used:

 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! The winner is chosen by so everyone has a chance to win!

  We have a monthly challenge as well- 9/15-10/14-Paper Piecing. You have a chance to WIN- winners drawn by

  Stop by the Sweet Stamps Challenge Blog HERE to see what the rest of the DT has created for the Challenges

Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Amusing Challenge- Anything Goes
365 Cards- Day 273-Much Have : )  Parchment crafting
Eureka Stamps- Wings and Things
Use Your Stuff- Heat Embossing
Creative Inspirations Paint- Anything Goes
A Creative Romance- Winged Creations

Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE

Thanks for stopping by!


loz said...

Gorgeous card and I LOVE the border stamp Shelly. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Shelly Especially love the way the butterfly shimmers and shines
Dr Sonia
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Darlene said...

Oh. My. Word!!! Stunning. Elegant. Unique. This card is all of those things and more. I can see why you had to have that lace border stamp, Shelly! It's exquisite. The butterfly is so very pretty too.

Stef H said...

ok. you did it here! this is to-die-for gorgeous! i have never ever seen such a gorgeous border stamp and now i may have think on treating myself. thanks! LOL. absolutely gorgeous card!

hugs :)

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful! Love that color, I love everything about your card.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Shelly, this is absolutely beautiful!

simply monica said...

Awesomeness Shelly love the parchment I need to buy more tools!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!! I just love all of the gold and how soft it looks on the vellum! beautiful!

Penny said...

Fantabulous card, Shelly! Such a gorgeous design! Love your border and love that wonderful butterfly! Beautiful color palette, too! :^)
Hugs, Penny

jimlynn said...

It really does remind you of lace - AND it's over the top sensational!!! So gorgeous!

Renee said...

Wow Shelly this is stunning! You did such a beautiful job with the colors and that gorgeous butterfly!

VAWM said...

Adorable! Thanks for playing along with 365 Cards!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Love the design, it's so elegant. Love how you embossed the Lace Border in gold and the wonderful parchment butterfly.

Karli said...

Oh my word, it is so elegant & preeeetty! Parchment vellum is the gold standard of vellum in my book *Ü*

Susan Hogan said...

Shelly, this stamp really packs a great punch! Love the embossing effect and the butterfly is stunning as well! Now I have an inkling why some of my vellum things have not worked as well as I wished!

Shirley-Anne said...

Awesome creation .Must try that parchment vellum .
hugs Shirley-Anne

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Stunning card! And your butterfly is just GORGEOUS! Wow!!!

Darlene said...

WOW this is just gorgeous Shelly! That lace border stamp is beautiful and I love how you've made it 'wider' by turning and restamping ... gorgeous choice of embossing color too! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy Day my friend!

2amscrapper said...

This is beautiful! I love the glimmer!

Anonymous said...

This is stunning with that glorious butterfly.

Juliet A said...

I think that the way you used that lace border is ingenious! The effect is amazing, and it is the perfect background for the butterfly - gorgeous effect, and I know this sort of project is exactly what that stamp was designed for! I love it.

Donna said...

This is gorgeous! I don;t often use parchment so that would be a challenge for me. Truly a work of art!

cass said...

Saw this on MIM, Gorgeous card, wonderful

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Very pretty indeed!! Love the Parchment work on the card!!

Roxie said...

Beautiful job with the butterfly and the border image. Very pretty card, so delicate!

Annette said...

Gorgeous! Love the butterfly, the laceboder and the shimmer. Looks amazing!
Hugs Annette

Terry said...

I can sum this up in one word or three letters "WOW." Love that butterfly and the entire card is so delicate and elegant! Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Kristie Maynard said...

What a gorgeous card! Beautifully done. Thanks for entering it into the Eureka! Stamps Challenge this week!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh my Gosh Shelly that card is Stunning. it really looks like lace and love the butterfly. Well done!!!
Hugs lynn

paige said...

Gorgeous card Shelly! I would not have guessed it was a border stamp - I though it was the patterned paper.

trisha too said...

Lovely card, Shelly, so very pretty.

(We've e-mailed a few times, but I haven't been out on a good round of blog visiting since school started! I feel like a terrible bloggy friend!)


Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

Gorgeous golds! Love the distressing in the background. Such an elegant butterfly. Lovely card.

Louise said...

Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at A Creative Romance and good luck.
Louise xx