Tuesday, April 1, 2008

BIC7: Golden Butterflies

Another week, another Tuesday... isn't it funny how that works? :) This week Beate really picked a doozy of an Inspiration Challenge: butterfly lanterns from Coldwater Creek. They are very lovely but weren't cooperating with the Stamper's Block I developed over the weekend. And why oh why does this occur when you have new rubber in the house? He he... but I eventually pulled the mojo together and decided that I had to incorporate metal of some sort, butterflies and a bit of chocolate (of course!). :)

If you have a moment or two check out the cards made by the rest of the Inspiration Challenge Team: Charmaine Ikach, Dawn McVey, Jenn Balcer, Silke Ledlow and Susan Roberts. I've seen a couple of them already and they are fantastic!

Quick notes: Pretty Petals background was stamped in VersaMark on Close to Cocoa and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder. I then used one of the stamps from Itty Bitty Backgrounds and stamped in Close To Cocoa everywhere. After which the edges were sponged with more Close To Cocoa and paper pierced. The main image, a butterfly from Merci, was stamped twice, once on a background piece of Naturals White and a second time on More Mustard which was cut out and mounted on the first piece. A bit of glitter was added to the winges. To accent the card a couple of little flowers from the Felt Fusion set were added as well as some River Rock double-stitched ribbon.

All images copyright Stampin' Up!. Stamps: Merci, Pretty Petals background, Many Happy Returns (sentiment). Paper: More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Naturals White. Ink: Close to Cocoa Classic, Black StazOn, VersaMark. Other: Gold embossing powder, River Rock double-stitched ribbon, Sakura Quickie glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, mat pack, paper piercer, gold brad, Felt Fusion flowers, Stampin' dimensionals, sponge.


  1. Gorgeous card!!! Love the embossing
    and the BG plus glitter - just fabulous!!!

  2. This card is beautiful!
    Beth Mak

  3. This is beautiful!! Love the gold embossing on the close to cocoa!!

  4. Ohhhh very nice! Love the sofistication!


  5. Danielle, your background is stunning! The whole card looks wonderful! Hugs and smiles

  6. Danielle, this is beautiful! Love all the embossing...so pretty!

  7. Gorgeous card , looks like you got your mojo back !

  8. Gorgeous Work for the challenge. I love the embossed background. Joan

  9. Fantastic, Danielle! And I just went by the PP website and saw the news that you're PERMANENTLY Prettie!!! That's so awesome -- congratulations, girlie! I know you'll do the Prettie Girls proud!!!

    BTW, I heard that you may be at CHA this summer -- I'll be there to, so we'll finally get to meet in person! Yippee!! Can't wait!


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