Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Butterfly Collage

Boy, is this a busy craft week. First, I have to say how much I enjoyed the anniversary party at Angela's. Yes, it is true that the AC went out and we all thought we might die. However, people generally "went with the flow" and showed how resilient (and tenacious) stampers can be. Sure it was hot and busy, but there were people visit with and stamps to buy gosh darn it! I was in the back of the store when the AC repairman showed up, but I could still hear the cheer he received from that distance. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if people in DC could hear the cheer he received. Did anyone kiss him? I would have if I had been in the front. Seriously though, it was really great to see everyone and have the chance to celebrate 5 wonderful years with my stamping family.

Also this week, I will be hosting a challenge Wednesday for My Favorite Things on Splitcoast. The new release party is from 9-11pm EST and is sure to be a lot of fun. People have asked me where to find information on the challenge. It will be posted here during the party. I will be hosting Ambassador Challenge #1 and will include information on how to tag your card for a chance to win a wonderful prize. The sneak peeks I have seen of the Halloween stamps look fabulous!

Finally, this is the weekend of Dave (as I like to call it). I really, really can't wait to take Dave Brethauer's classes on Sunday. I know I have already mentioned all of this on my blog, but I am just so excited! Woohoo! Okay, I will calm down now.

For today's card, I am posting one I made for my friend Chrisi using stamps by Paper Artsy. I stamped the image of the butterfly square all over cream cardstock using Old Paper Distress ink. I then stamped the same image on top using a green Colorbox Chalk ink. I stamped the words saying underneath with the same green ink and then stamped the flower and the flower definition onto a scraps of cream paper. I cut out those images and then layered them onto my card. To finish the card, I used an exacto kife to cut around the wings of the butterfly and then layered it onto my card.

Here is a picture of the popped up butterfly. I liked the dimension it added to the finished card.

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