Wednesday, January 26, 2011


How's this? Two blog posts in one day!  I have made a card for Makeesha's Inkspirations challenge this week, using the following colour combination:

In stark contrast to my last card, I managed to use only ONE stamp set to create this card.  Stampin' Up! makes it very easy to put together a project using one set; the stamps in each set go so well together, as well as (just as I've shown) with many others!  I'm on a bit of a butterfly kick at the moment, and the ones I've stamped tonight didn't escape the shimmer spritz treatment that is another of my favourites.  I used the "Rock and Roll" technique to create the dual-coloured butterflies.  First I inked up the butterfly stamp with my Blushing Bride stampin' pad, then I rolled the edges of the inked stamp in Early Espresso ink.  Pretty, don't you think?  I am loving the gorgeous Petals A Plenty embossing folder I received for Christmas, too.  All in all, I'm pretty happy with this card.  Apologies for the (lack of) photographic quality; I made the card on a whim tonight, and needed to photograph it tonight because, boo hoo, I have to go to work tomorrow.

Stamps: Great Friend
Card: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
DSP: Blushing Bride Patterns Designer Series Paper
Ink: Blushing Bride, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz stampin' pads, Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol, to make a shimmer mist)
Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper snips, Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon, Basic Pearls, stampin' dimensionals, Petals A Plenty embossing folder


  1. Love this colour combo Christine and you've done a great job with it. It reminds me what a great set this is.

  2. I just love the Great Friend set and you've used it wonderfully on this card. Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirations this week :)

  3. A very sweet card. You always manage to pack so many different effects and elements into your are so creative! xo

  4. Just gorgeous Christine...I love the butterflies and the embossed background. That sentiment has always been a favourite of mine as well, such a great card to give a friend. Thanks for playing along with the Inkspiration challenge this week.

  5. A very soft and beautiful card Christine, your butterflies look sooo pretty and I love all the pearls.

  6. Very pretty Christine. I just love the two border treatments you have used! The layered foliage image is so sweet & the Blushing Bride/Early Espresso strip with the three pearls is just divine. :)

  7. This is beautiful Christine. Love the rock'n'rolled butterflies with their little pearl bodies...gorgeous :)