Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Think Spring with Sweet Stamps

Sweet Stamps Challenge #6:

Think Spring

When I think of spring, I think of flowers and butterflies!!  Something I have been dreaming of a lot lately!!

Here's my creation:

A close-up:
These stamps are perfect to do a little paper piecing with as well!!  I used some of my pastels to add a little more color to the paper.

 I used "Double Iris" (#7040H), a butterfly from "Butterfly Bookmark" (#3008g) and "Birthday Script" (915D) for this card.

I used Shades Dye Ink "Pansy Purple" to stamp with the "Birthday Script". After stamping I used Creative Inspiration Paint "Light Purple" to add some shimmer to the sentiment.

I really like using the CI Paints to alter white ribbon to match my card. I had some white lace type ribbon that I wanted to make match my card better, so I used "Burgundy" to alter the ribbon.


In the process:
(Note: I used "Light Purple" on this sample)

Finished sample using "Burgundy" along with the original white:

Lastly, here is the cute little butterfly I added.  I made it complete by adding some CI Paint "Fairy Dust" to give it some shimmer. Fairy Dust is my favorite paint to use!

Well I hope you enjoyed my creation today and were inspired!

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!! 

Stacey from Sweet Stamps has a "SWEET" offer for St. Patrick's day, check it out:

Also make sure to check out the blog for all the other wonderful creations by the DT!
Have a great day!



Flutter By Wednesday's: Inspired By Photo (Flowers) + Butterfly
Bunny Zoe's Crafts: Birthday + Pearls
Karen's Doodles: Spring
Shabby Tea Room: Party Time
Woodware U.S.A: Spring is Coming!!
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Spring
Let's Ink It Up: No Digi and Embossing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle: Spring has Sprung
Totally Gorjuss: Pearls and Lace
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Spring


Stacey Adams, SweetStamps.com said...

Kendra, this really reminds me of spring too! I love all the sparkle and dimension you've added - beautiful!

Bon Bob’s Delights said...

Love the Iris and Butterfly! Beautifully announces spring! You do a great job with those Creative Inspiration Paints!! Lots of sparkle too!

Jan Hennings said...

Very pretty and as always...love the shimmer and shine :)

Sandy Fredrick said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors and all the different techniques ad design elements you used.

PapierGirl said...

Very pretty - I love how you colored your trim! Thanks for joining us this week at TSTR!:)

Nancy said...

Such a gorgeous creation! The shimmer and sparkle are truly delightful!! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely glittering! Thank you for joining us in the Tea Room for our birthday bash :)

Elaine ♥ said...

Such a pretty card Kendra, lovely springtime theme and just love the sparkle :)

Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles this week :)

Elaine ♥

Dawnll said...

Oh how pretty and spring-like sweetie!
Love the colors and the little butterfly

Sharon said...

The layout, embossed panel, great colouring on the iris', and all the other little details add up to one beautiful spring card!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up embossing challenge.
Sharon G.

Tamara Morton said...

Hi Kendra, gorgeous, gorgeous card! I love the way you dyed your lace such a good idea and the paper piecing looks fabby

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card and I love the use of the CI Paints!

Arts by Sara said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job! I love the colors that you used! Hope you have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! Love the lace trick! Thanks for sharing!

tt.scraps said...

FAB card! Love the glitter! Also love the butterfly and the lace! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along on SSDS!

Brenda Brown said...

What a gorgeous card Kendra. Your use of colour is fabulous and the embossing really gives it additional dimension.
Thanks for sharing this with us at Let's Ink It Up.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Unknown said...

Beautiful creation, love the shine, great stamping, great embossing. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, good luck. Hugs Suzanne x

Anne said...

Thanks for joining us on Karen's Doodles with such a gorgeous creation. All the sparkle looks fab!
Anne x

PetraB said...

Your card is so beautiful and pretty. Thanks for joining us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Creative Inspirations said...

Beautiful card!

amychelle said...

Very pretty Kendra!

Miranda said...

grogeous card Kendra, love it

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card Kendra. I too think of butterflies and flowers when I think of Spring. Love the lace you added to your card. I also love all the sparkle on your card.

Dawn B

Jacqueline L. Challiss Hill said...

I love your card! You obviously spent a lot of time on it. I love how you used my butterfly too! Just gorgeous.

Pattie said...

Oh so very pretty! Thanks for joining us for our Birthday Bash at The Shabby Tea Room!

BrossArtAddiction said...

So pretty Kendra! Love that lace trim!

xx Tracey xx

Trees said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the flowers and that butterfly, and all the shimmer...Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Stunning card Kendra! Pretty details and amazing image for spring!! Thanks for playing in Let's Ink It Up's embossing challenge!!

Hugzzzz and gool luck!
Tammy xx

The Mama Monkey said...

Love how you paper pieced that image! It looks great! Love the sparkle on the butterfly as well. :)

Thanks so much for joining us at SSDS this week!

Just A Pac Rat said...

Gorgeous card and wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at SSDS. Good luck with all the challenges.


shulsart said...

Kendra, this is just gorgeous, perfect images for a Spring card. I love all the accents you added with the CI paints. I have got to get some of them, lol.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kendra.
what a beautiful card. Love your image and coloring.
Thank you so much for joining us at Karens Doodles challenge blog this week.
Good luck.
Dorte aka dot-scrap

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow your card is gorgeous! I love the irises and that awesome butterfly! Thanks for playing with us at WoodwareUSA and Flutter By Wednesday!