Friday, August 15, 2008

Blogger Challenge #60



It's Friday again, and you know what that means. That's right....it's time for another Blogger's Challenge.

This week's challenge was to make a birthday card. That's it!! No other rules!!! Any sketch...any colors.....yeah!!!

Once again I reached for my brand new "Flight of the Butterfly" stamp set. I used a brand new color combination on this creation: Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow and Close to Cocoa. I hardly ever use Sage Shadow...so that's quite an accomplishment for me!!!

The focal image is SUPER-DEE-DUPER sparkly!!! After stamping it, I ran it through my Xyron machine and dipped it into my Dazzling Diamonds. The photo doesn't even do the sparkliness justice....in fact this photo is really bad!!! I couldn't get it to photograph right!!!

The focal image is double-matted.....first on Sage Shadow and then on Close to Cocoa.

The base card is Baja Breeze. The only thing I did to it was sponge the edges with Baja Breeze ink. I added a strip of Whisper White cardstock that was lightly stamped with my Canvas background stamp and Close to Cocoa ink. For this really spotty look, just dance your fingers over the cardstock. I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink too.

The final touch was adding some Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain ribbon.

Would you like to see the other Blogger Challenge projects? Simply click on the Bloggers Challenge icon in the right sidebar of my blog.

recipe:

stamp sets: Flight of the Butterfly, Canvas

paper: Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, Sage Shadow, Whisper White

ink: Baja Breeze, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa

accessories: Chocolate Chip narrow grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Xyron machine

16 comments:

MJ said...

You guys are gonna make me buy that set aren't you? Great card. I love the sparkle! Cool color combo too.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I just love SUPER-DEE-DUPER sparkly. Is there any other kind of card? lol. It's a great card, and a great set.

Connie Paxman said...

Ahhh I can see the glitter on my screen..very nice..and Sage shadow a wonderful compliment with the new color..
Connie Paxman

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a pretty card Patti! I just love all of the sparkle! What a great design to showcase this set! :D

Connie said...

Ah....very pretty! Love all the sparkle! Great job.

thestampspot said...

Hey Patti, I needed my sunglasses for all that sparkle. I can picture what this would look like in real life - wow!!!! Great card.

:) Marcia

Nikki Bond said...

Sooo pretty! I LOVE all the sparkles! {SMILES}

Robin Merriman said...

Beautiful, as always Patti! I love the sparkly panel! The colors really work well too. Great job!

Kristi-Anna said...

That's awesome! I have a wee xyron, but I'm sure I could do it other ways as well :D

That set is on my list of MUST HAVE's!!

Lisa Bohler said...

Patty!!! That is so beautiful! That tech makes that stamp set even prettier!

Basement Stamper said...

Love this sparkly center, it really makes the card and the colors are wonderful!

Ida P. Krause said...

Lovely! - The sparkle is the perfect touch for those wonderful butterfly images.

Sheryl said...

So pretty! Great idea to make your whole panel sparkle! Love the color combo too.

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love all the sparkle here.

Barb Hardeman said...

Ohhhh! Such a pretty card Patti. Love all the sparkle. What a great wayt to showcase that set. Well done!

Regina Cornelius said...

awesome!!! this card is soooo sprakly i had to dust the sparkle off of my desk! great job!