Saturday, March 31, 2012

Beautiful Butterfly

I used this weeks Mojo Monday sketch as the blue print for this card.  I was originally planning on zig zag stitching between the 3 columns of paper.  Then last night while I was studying the cover of the paper pack (they have smaller pictures of the patterned included on it), I realized they had a white strip "sewn" between them, I thought aha, I'm going to do that instead.  Here's a picture of the cover:

I cut two strips of cardstock at 1/4" by 5.5" (the card is 6x6 total) distressed the edges with Desert Sand ink and sewed them on top of the seam of the paper.  Then I used my fingernail to run along the edges to further distress it. 

I've been wanting to join in the fun with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenges, but always run out of week before I get there.  This week is my week, Challenge 132 - Romans 8:31b-32 - the challenge is create a card or project that uses everything, while I didn't use everything, I tried hard. 

This week, the challenge for Free for All Fridays at Split Coast Stampers is 'Caught a Bug', so we needed to include a bug or get well wish in our card.  I thought and thought about it, I don't really have many stamps that have a bug in them.  I've been wanting to join in the challenges at SCS, so I was determined to figure it out.  Then, bam it hit me, a butterfly is a bug and I have them (lots of choices there).   I stamped it in Crystal Blue ink, then rolled the edges in Desert Sand, and lastly dabbed Sweetleaf ink on using a finger dauber then stamped it.  It took a few practice tries before I perfected the look I wanted.  After I stamped it, I cut it out, then used Distress Crackle Paint on it before gluing it on the front of my card. 

Supplies Used:
Paper:  Linen Closet - DCWV
Cardstock:  Colonial White - Close to My Heart (CTMH)
Ink:  Chocolate, Desert Sand, Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue - CTMH
Stampset:  Find Your Style - CTMH
Pearl Flourish - Zva Creative
Ivory Decorative Hat Pin and Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint - Ranger
Pearl Opaques - CTMH
Vintage Button - Antique Store in Stillwater, MN


  1. Stacy: This is stunning! Just SO pretty. I really hope you will consider linking it up at Word Art Wednesday. We're always SO blessed to have you join us and share your beautiful work. Hope you can stop by and play along. Have a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Beautiful, Stacy!! I am so glad you didn't run out of week this week, as this is a wonderful additon to the challenge gallery at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! I love the added gold and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSIC!

  3. Such a lovely card. I love all the stitching and distressing you did. I can't sew, so I am in awe. Happy Easter.

  4. Love those pearl antennae...I hope you'll join me again at 52 Card Pickup this week.