Wednesday 20 April 2016

Addicted to Stamps and More #190

Hi there

Addicted to Stamps and More has a wonderful new challenge for you, starting right now.  This week we are back with a fabulous photo inspiration challenge.  Here it is...

Our sponsor this week is the fantastic Happy Little Stampers and
the prize for one lucky winner is a $15 gift certificate. 

As Mother's Day has already passed in the UK I chose to take my inspiration from the multiple words, the colours, the white space around the edge and the butterfly.

For this card I used a really old wooden stamp from my stash that I bought second hand on eBay years ago and have never used.  I stamped the words image in VersaMark ink and heat embossed with white powder.  I then blended over the embossing with two shades of Distress Ink before die cutting with a stitched rectangle die.  The die cut panel was then mounted onto my card base using 3D foam and then I simply added a die cut butterfly and some smooth gems to finish.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Elzybells - It's a Girl Thing
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangles; Clearly Besotted - Butterfly Duo Die Collection
  • Accents: Papermania - Glazed Gems (Iridescent)

Challenge entries:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Butterfly Beauty
Stamping Sensations - April Challenge - One for the Girls
The Paper Players - Challenge #291 - CAS Butterflies

My teamies at ATSM have created a lovely and diverse collection of makes this week so why not pop over there and take a look.  We would love to see where this week's photo inspiration takes you.


  1. I love how you pulled out an old, unused stamp for this challenge...beautiful blending with your distress inks, and the sentiment is fabulous! Such a pretty butterfly, too! Lovely take on the inspiration photo, Anita!

  2. Beautiful - I love that stamp! Nice to use up some NBUS :) Gorgeous colours too.mxx

  3. your ebay old stamp is coool lovely and fit for us girls hehehe
    great ombre colors
    love your CAS design
    STUNNING card Anita
    I miss you since long time but I am so sorry too so many blog to visit cant catch up all
    your card always adorable miss lady

  4. Vibrant and sweet at the same time! I love it, Anita! Hugs, Darnell

  5. WOW! Such fabulous card, Anita! I love them both! Your Mom will love this special card! The girly card makes me smile! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  6. A great take on the inspiration photo Anita and I love the sponged ombre background for your words with just a simple die cut butterfly. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Love the blended panel! Pretty card!
    Lilian ATSM teamie
    The Leaf Studio

  8. Stunning card, the stamp with those funky words...and white butterfly is perfect match to inked the color combo...hugs...Željka teamie

  9. Love the splash of colour. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

  10. Stunning card, love that sentiment stamp and your layout, all comes together perfectly. Now promise me you sill use this ntime t stamp more, its brilliant.

  11. oooh I love that vibrant splash of colour, Anita... and suitably "girly" too. Have a fun weekend celebrating the Bard's 400th.
    x Asha

  12. This is really a lovely piece! I thought it was a fabulous idea to use the block of sentiments as part of your focal point and really like how you did an ombre effect on it and made the words white. The butterfly is so elegant and the bits of bling are perfect! Great structure and such pretty details. Thank you for sharing your talent with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. A fabulous and elegant creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!


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