Friday, 13 July 2012


I’ve been playing around this afternoon with a stamp that I’ve not used for such a long time that I had to clean about half inch of dust off of it before I could ink it up.

Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration, Lol, but it must be more than a year ago that I used it last and I don’t know why because I really love this stamp. It’s ‘Hydrangea’ by Rubber Stampede and it lends itself to so many different projects but today I made a simple birthday card

My starting point was this sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with Promarkers and some Stickles for a touch of sparkle.

It’s then been layered over a Papermania ‘Book Print’ background sheet that’s been coloured with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, a plain White piece of card that’s been embossed in the Couture Creations ‘Waterfall’ folder and a band cut using a Martha Stewart punch which has an Organza ribbon and bow tied around it.

For the finishing touches I’ve added a birthday greeting and a Peel-Off butterfly which has been stuck onto Acetate, coloured with Promarkers and finished off with some more Stickles.

As well as Sunday Sketch and Stamp I'm also entering this into the following challenges:-

The Stamp Man - Anything goes / Summer Colours
Penny Black and More- Summer Blooms
Frosted Designs Stamping
Crafty Ribbons Photo Inspiration

Thanks for stopping by and........................

Happy Crafting!


Angie said...

Gorgeous many different things to take in ...and that butterfly is stunning ...hard to believe it started life as a peel off. xx

BrendaB said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all the elements you put together - stamping, embossing, acetate! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

Linby said...

I love hydrangeas and have several stamps but not this one! I love how you used the embossing folder in the background and such lovely subtle colours.
Thanks for sharing with us at penny black & more this month.
Lynn x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Sue, lovely card - the stamp was worth dusting off and using again and I just love that butterfly - it's stunning. Elizabeth xx

Ellibelle said...

This is gorgeous! I especially love the butterfly and the embossing looks fabulous. Great sketch and stamp too! Thanks so much for sharing at penny black and more!

Cath Davidson said...

This card is beautiful, so many different elements to it, yet at same time not too many. Love it.

Paula J Atkinson said...

Beautiful colour palette & a great mix of textures.

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) the image is lovely and I love the butterfly ,,, so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Ashley Horton said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous! Love the beautiful stamped Hydrangea, and the texture you added with the butterfly, embossing, and the sheer ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!

Unknown said...

This is a fabulous card Gorgeous use of those summer colours x Thanks for joining us at The Stampman challenge x

Jean said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamp and your layers compliment it perfectly. Jean x

Trish Latimer said...

Love the texture on the background card...and the hydrangea is gorgeous!

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card, love the stamp and it always good to just have a play and use some of our older stash.
Thank you for joining the Summer Blooms challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allsorts and good luck x Susan x