Monday, April 7, 2014

Sweet Stamps Challenge- Easter

It's another great challenge at Sweet Stamps .  Our challenge theme for this week is Easter .

 I love this image- and started out embossing on Vellum and was going to color it in, but I decided to try embossing the image with a variety of Embossing Powders, and I decided I like the sparkly look on the rich purple cardstock. The embossing powder has sparkle to it- and I cut out a thin layer of white shimmery cardstock beneath it. There is a layer of embossed purple cardstock behind the cross too- I layered it all up on a Center Step card.

  I had fun trying the Royal Sterling Enamel EP on the butterflies as well. Oh- this is so gorgeous IRL!  There is purple and silver shimmer too : )
 I made a number of embossed Cross images- here are a couple more CAS cards I put together:
 This cardstock is a very shimmery cardstock from Paper Temptress- and the EP is called 24 K Gold.....looks so elegant- I decided to stop.....

And this is the Royal Sterling EP on another white shimmery cardstock (also from Paper Temptress). This is very shimmery IRL too. I decided to leave this CAS as well.

There are the Sweet Stamps products I used on these cards:

 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!

  Here is a direct link to the Monthly Challenge as well- 3/15-4/14 Inking w/markers. 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

Card Mania- Easter
Dream Valley- Easter
Sweet Stampin- Easter
Time 4 Scrap- Easter
Craft-Dee BowZ- AG w/handmade bow
Craft Your Passion- No Designer Papers
Make My Monday- Easter themed

***Sweet Stamps also has a PINTREST page- HERE ***

Thanks for stopping by!


Scrap d'Aurane said...

waou j'adore ces couleurs, très belles cartes. Merci d'avoir participé au challenge Time4Scrap et bonne chance. Aurane/DT-T4S

kiwimeskreations said...

Beautiful cards Shelly - is that cross and ODBD stamp?

Vicki said...

Beautiful and elegant Easter card. The embossing is perfect. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ April Challenge.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a lovely cross. Great card!

MiamiKel said...

OH my stars, my jaw just hit the ground - Shel, this is a positively beautiful GEM of a card! WOW!!!

jimlynn said...

So elegant and beautiful!!! Lovely cards.

Donna Maligno said...

Simple and elegant -- always a great combination. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge for April.

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Three gorgeous card!!! I love the embossing on the shimmery cardstock.

NancyK said...

What a gorgeous image. Love the shimmery look to it!!

Beth said...

they are all beautiful Shelly I like how you showcased that image 3 different ways.

Penny said...

They are really beautiful, Shelly! Love the rich colors of the first & love the embossing on all of them! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Wonderful Easter card! Like the shimmer! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges! I hope to see you again here next time! Hugs, Cornelia – DT

Ginny Maxam said...

Shelly your cards came out beautiful! Very Elegant!
Thank you sharing with all the details!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Pretty cards. My favourite one is the purple. It is so gorgeous, and I like the center step design you used.

Ginny Maxam said...

Very Sweet card Shelly!! it is always so interesting to see how we each work color into an image!!
Thank you for the group plug too!!
I enjoy your blog!!

Donna K said...

I love these elegant Easter greetings. You chose a wonderful shade of purple for your step design. Gorgeous work Shelly!!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful step card! Perfect for Easter!

Donna said...

Shelly, this is gorgeous! What a wonderful Easter card. I love the step card idea.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! For some reason,I always get attracted to cards made with a cross. I have one with a cross on my blog too. Hope to link up to the Easter challenge.

Pia Larsen said...

The purple card is very elegant and I love your choice of monochromatic colours.
Thank you for playing with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hope you will join us again :)
Pia xx

Rachel said...

An elegant collection of Easter cards.

Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely collection of Easter cards.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.


Shirley said...

How very beautiful they all are. Thank you for showing the really different ways of using an image for very pretty and uniquely different cards!

Michelle said...

Very lovely cards. They look great with the image.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Sandy Fredrick said...

Three wonderful designs. Love the simple design of the 2 cards and love the gorgeous design of the purple cross on the step card. Awesome!!