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Monday, August 9, 2010

Wee Memories & Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge

Two new challenges for me...

The Simon Says Stamp and Show is a new blog which will have weekly challenges. The first challenge is Things with Wings.  (Great prize! Go check it out!)

Wee Memories challenge this week is Butterflies. One of my favorite embellishments. :)

Now this card  is going to look familiar to my previous card because I created this background as a possible background for my dress form but decided it was the wrong background for my mannequin but it begged me not to put it in the Island of Misfit cards.  I listened and made it into a card with my favorite butterflies.


The background started from a piece of white cardstock. The damask were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder to create a resist. I then sponged over the surface using a mix of oranges and greens and browns.  I then ironed off the embossing powder on the damasks to stamp over the surface.

I tried something new that I had never tried before after watching too much Design Star. (We are all addicted to that and The Next Food Network Star).  I wanted to see if I could get the rustic torn effect of patches of my background showing through another pattern. So I took a piece of thin copy paper and tore open holes and along the edge to give it a mask but a mask with rough edges. I then stamped over the mask onto my background. It doesn't show up too much here but next time I am going to sponge the edges after I stamp to really show the effect. I like how it turned out.

After that I stamped some of  my flowers and weeds. I then stamped my sentiment with versamark and heat embossed using white embossing powder.

The butterflies were created using the same colors as the background but after they were stamped and sponged I added clear embossing to make the colors pop.

Hope you enjoyed my pattern paper I created. :)

Products:

  • Hero Arts - Antique Engravings
  • Hero Arts - Real Flowers, Real Watercolor Flowers 
  • Hero Arts - Essential Messages
  • Hero Arts - Simply Handmade
  • Hero Arts - Damask
  • Ranger Distress Inks - Crushed Olive, Rusty Hinge, Wild Honey
  • Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Versamark Watermark Ink
  • Clear and White Embossing Powder
  • Flourishes
  • Copic - E37 (Colored the gems)

Thanks for stopping by...

Suzz

41 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS, Sue! I love the effect that the big damask design gives (I'll be "borrowing" that idea for sure) and this is a perfect card for the new challenge. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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  2. What an amazing card ... the colours are stunning and the quality of the stamping is just awesome ... I LOVE everything about it ... Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show for our very first challenge!

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  3. Absolutely stunning card suzz, love the embossed section and like the new technique you used here- just a FABULOUS creation!

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  4. another stunner Suzz. your background is beautifully blended. your creations are consistently wonderful!

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  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! thanks for playing at Wee Memories!

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  6. ENJOY!!!??? This is pure JOY to see! You have used so many techniques in this one and it is absolutely STUNNING!!!! Love this and love the Food NetWork...I'm either stamping/blogging or watching the next Foodnet Work star.. or Iron chef..or well, you get the idea :)

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  7. Beautiful! Love the butterflies and that saying is perfect!

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  8. Suzanne...I am so glad you listened to the "cries" of your paper!!! cause...THIS IS AMAZING!!!

    Thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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  9. amazing background and that damask in this is perfect!! LOVE this gorgeous card, Sue!

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  10. the card is amazing and the technique you used is simply geourgous.

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  11. Suzanne, this is spectacular! I love how your masking technique turned out! It's wonderful! The butterflies from Antique Engravings are awesome, aren't they? Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!

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  12. OH GOODNESS---you've done it again! Another challenge I was going to enter---but this is the WINNER for sure;) I LOOOOOOOOOOOVE it! You are so talented! Beautiful! WONDERFUL!! Love it as always:)

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  13. I love Next Food Network Star and I love this card! Its absolutely gorgeous! Glad you could join us at Wee Memories :)

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  14. What a beautiful card! Everything about it is perfect...the colors, the design, the embellishments. Just gorgeous!

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  15. Turned out just beautiful, Suzz! Cool technique. . .can't wait to see you use it again! Gorgeous stamping, colors and butterflies!

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  16. I keep trying to leave a comment and keep getting rejected! (Hope this one takes.)

    LOOOOOVE this card!

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  17. This card is just drop dead GORGE!!!!! Love this SuZZ!!

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  18. What a stunner Suzz. I think you have made the perfect card here.

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  19. This is totally stunning, Sue!! Everything just put together perfectly, LOVE it!!

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  20. What a totally gorgeous card, I love it.

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  21. Love all the layers of stamping on the background! You are such a PRO!

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  22. your island of misfit card is beautiful. The background is stunning! I love the embossing against it.

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  23. Stunning! The background colors are just beautiful with the Rusty Hinge stamped pieces showing through and the added white Damask! The flourishes and butterflies really finish off your piece!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the sentiment & blingy swirls! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!

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  25. Love your background! Stunning colors, some of my favorites! I just love this!

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  26. Suz this is stunning! Love this! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories :)

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  27. Love the copy paper masking technique!! so cool, it all comes together so perfectly:-) amazing design... would love to hear more details on how to iron off the embossing, never tried it before..:-)

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  28. Gorgeous!!! I love the colors, they are soft but so vibrant at the same time!!! I think I need to try that embossing technique!!

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  29. I just love that background, and i have to try the hole-tecnique :)

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  30. Yet another beauty!!! Everything is perfect and on its place! Great card!

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  31. Wow Sue amazing background and amazing card! Love it! lol at your Island of Misfit cards - I'm sure you mustn't have any there!

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  32. What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories!

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  33. Fabulous piece. Love the colours and the stamping.

    Marilyn

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  34. WOW Sue! This card is beautiful! Love the 3D butterflies & the pretty blingy flourishes :)

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  35. This is a beautiful card. I love the colours, the resist embossing, the butterflies and the way you've stamped through a torn mask. Gorgeous bling too.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous - love the colours you have used to build up this fab piece of artwork.

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  37. Congrats on placing in the Fab four. Super card.

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  38. Hi Sue, big congrats on the fabulous 4 of Wee Memories. This one is absolutely stunning.

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  39. Okay, so all the stamping superlatives have been used; I ditto every single one! And thanks loads, stamping queen, for sharing with us how you did it...NOT that we could even HOPE to achieve such spectacular results!!

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