Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sweet Stamps Center Step Card

Sweet Stamps Challenge #7:

Center Step Card
I've never made a center step card before, so this was a fun challenge to do!!

Our team lead Sandy, created this template:

Here's my creation:
The stamps I used for this card include "Butterfly Bookmark" for the two end panels and "It's Your Special Day".  For the main butterfly I used the "Intricate Butterfly Die" by Marianne Designs! Other products used from Sweet Stamps include: "Lavender" Shades Dye Ink and Soft Pink Rhinestones.

Side view:
I just love how this card turned out!

A close-up of the butterfly:
I used Creative Inspiration Paints "Tutu Pink" to cover the entire butterfly.

A close-up of one of the side panels, in which I used "Butterfly Bookmark".  It's a new stamp that was just released last month, one of my favorites from Sweet Stamps!
I added some Creative Inspiration Paints to the Butterflies, but it is kind of hard to tell from this picture, sorry.

 Make sure to join us on the Sweet Stamps blog, we'd love to see what you create.  You have a chance at winning $20 to purchase some "sweet" things of your own!!  Also make sure to check out all the other lovely creations from the other DT members!!

Have a great day!



Pile It On: Pearls and Rhinestones and Bling, Oh My!
A Gem of A Challenge: Anything But Square
Craft Your Days Away: Mom or Special Lady
Delicious Doodles: 3D Project
Art Impressions: Gettin' Punchy & Dies (Doily Lace Punch & Butterfly)
AiFactory: Things with Wings
Charima Cardz: To "Die" For (Butterfly)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best: Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up: Add a Bow
 The Creative Cottage: Spring Has Sprung
Simon Says Stamp: Happy Birthday
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Spring
Card Cupids: Spring Inspired
Catered Crop: FTR8 Recipe (Purple paper has stripes, pearls, ribbon, border punch, dies, spring, paper piecing)
Gingerloft: Die Cuts or Punches
Let's Ink It Up: No Digis Allowed, Die Cuts and/or Punches
Stamp Something: Something Sweet
Magical Mondays: Shaped Card


Anonymous said...

beautiful card kendra, I love that MD butterfly so pretty, hugs Samantha :0)

Tamara Morton said...

Wonderful card Kendra, I love that butterfly and how you have used the smaller butterflies on the side.

WencheP said...

Wonderful card, love the butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


jonim52 said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Wow that butterfly is magnificent.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful detailed card and your butterfly is awesome !


Denise said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful butterfly. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Kendra, love the three-d butterfly, so cool.

Anonymous said...

oh my! I loooove that butterfly, gotta have. its a beautiful card Kendra, I love it!

Faith S. said...

What a beautiful card!! I love that fold!

Mary Frances said...

Abolutely gorgeous card Kendra! I love how you used the butterfly stamps! Your coloring is beautiful! :)

Crystal said...

oh my! this is just stunningly beautiful! love the butterfly & the design too. so gorgeous! thanks for playing with us at PIO & hope to see you again! hugs!

Crystal said...

back again, and it's still as gorgeous as ever!! lol! just love it! thanks for playing along at AiFactory...hope to see you again soon! hugs!

Lola said...

Completely impressive!

Peggysue said...

Kendra, your card is beautiful. Love the colors, love the butterflies, love that center step fold! I’m glad you joined us for the DYSU Add a Bow challenge & hope to see you again!

Miranda said...

wow adorable card Kendra, so cute with all those butterflies, great fold too
thanks for joining us at the DYSU challenge this week

Claire said...

Oh Kendra, this a real beauty! The stamps are stunning and the butterflies are fab - I love it! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

I love you butterflies especially the Marianne one!! A stunning card. What a great idea to layer the butterflies on the bookmarks!!

Linda McClain said...

Wow, so many layers and dimensions.Your colors just pop off the page. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

Purple Crazy said...

gorgeous, one of my fav styles and fav die, i often use both together, thanks for joining us at Gingerloft this week.

shulsart said...

Kendra, this is gorgeous, fabulous choice of paper and stamps. A very elegant card.

Tracy said...

All those beautiful butterflies are just fantastic! Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Sue said...

Hi ya
wow this is just beautiful, gorgeous flutterbys, pretty papers & design, thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Hello, this is a stunner! I love everything about it. Pleasure to have you playing along with us at LIIU. Suzanne B

Sandy Fredrick said...

Kendra, this card is gorgeous!! I love the colors you used and what a nice way to use the butterfly bookmark. The die cut butterfly is beautiful.

Jackie Randolph said...

Kendra, this is absolutely Gorgeous!! Oh my, love how you used the butterfly bookmark stamp for your side panels, perfect accent to your Gorgeous Butterfly!!

Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Beautiful card Kendra! The dimensions on your butterflies are awesome, the stamp and die look great together!

Teri said...

Awesome card hun! Loving the butterfly die!
Thank you for playing the 3D challenge at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Teri xx

mckinkle said...

Love the special fold card and the butterfly is so delicate.

Thanks for playing along with our 3D challenge this week at Delicious Doodles.

Keryn :)

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card Kendra. Love all the butterflies you used. And I really love the butterfly die too... Really like the colors you used too.

Dawn B

Mandy said...

A very pretty card,love the butterflies and the papers are gorgeous....Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

I love your card! Sooo pretty! Great use of my butterfly bookmark stamp too!

Lynn said...

Beautiful step card and lobe the butterfly die cut!!
Thanks so much for joining us at GingerLoft Challenges..Hope to see you again :)
Lynn xx

Unknown said...

Hi Kendra
Gorgeous card hun, love those butterflies - beautiful. Thanks for joining in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge at LIIU this time.
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Thanks for playing along at Catered Crop!

Dawnll said...

I love this butterfly! Your details are amazing.
Wonderful job with this center card sweetie

Janet said...

Stunning! x

Dazie said...

I agree with so many this is stunning!

Thanks for joining us over at Craft Your Days Away this time!

Hannah Clark said...

Wow! That's a really amazing butterfly! Very beautiful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a pretty card- love the shimmer of the CI paint too! What a great layout- thanks for sharing the template!