Saturday, 14 January 2012

Simply Stampin Challenge - To Die For

Hellooooooooooooo! How are you all? I have had an eventful week with a bad back and a very poorly puppy to look after. My poor little girl has got Colitis (inflammation of the colon) and has been passing blood all week :( several vet trips later she is finally on the mend, which is a big relief. Anyway, onto the challenge - 'To Die For' (Die Cutting in case it wasn't clear!) 

I have used my new Beautiful Wings embosslit die to make the butterflies, and I am totally in love with it! This little embosslit cuts and embosses the design in one go, and each butterfly has a different pattern on it.

I have used some of the New First Edition Speciality Designer Papers for the background, and over stamped it using the large silhouette stamp from the Just Believe set. The Happy Birthday motif is from another new set, Happiest Birthday Wishes, and coordinates with various punches.

You can just about see in the picture below where I have sprayed the background paper with a bronze mica powder suspension - I love mica powders, they add such a gorgeous metallic sheen to your creations and can be used a multitude of ways.

Lastly the card blank itself has been cut out with the top note die, being careful to keep some of the spine intact to allow the card to open and close and not end up with two separate pieces!

I hope you like it!

Stamp Sets: Just Believe, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink
Inks: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Bronze Mica (non SU)
Punches/Dies: Beautiful Wings, Top Note, 1-3/8" circle, 1-3/4" scallop circle.
Other: First Edition Speciality Papers.


  1. Gorgeous card. The more you show it at different angles, the better it looks!

  2. Beautiful Card Becky, Love the butterfly Dies,

  3. Love the Top Note shaped card and the butterflies go so well with the silhouette image - lovely card! Ruth x


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