Monday, April 20, 2009

DD/DDA Monthly Challenge: Playing Favorites!

This month's Dirty Dozen Alumni/Dirty Girl Challenge is "Playing Favorites!" We were to make a Mother's or Father's Day card using our current favorite stamp set, technique, or colors. My current favorites are: butterfly stamps, Spellbinders Nestabilities, and Copic marker coloring!

We were also to use a stand-by, go-to set that we depend on-- mine is PaperTrey Ink's Mixed Messages-- these tiny sentiments work for sooo many occasions!

To begin: I created a card base with Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, measuring 4.5" X 9." I created layers with MME Bohemia Backyard "My Journey" Brocade/Brown decorator paper, ticket corner punching the top dp layer.

I used Stampendous Butterflies Perfectly Clear Stamps for all three images. I colored the butterflies with numerous Copic markers, then die cut them out with Spellbinder Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangles. After I die cut the image panels, I sponged them with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink, as well as the other layers of dp.

I finished off my design with Chatterbox's Easy Brad Maker kit, fitted with a "Mother" sentiment from PaperTrey Ink. I added a bit of satin ribbon, as well as a piece of SU's narrow brown retired stitched ribbon.

Check out all of the other beautiful creations that the Dirty Girls Past and Present have come up with here...

7 comments:

Jerri Kay said...

Wowzers, Debbie, that is one gorgeous card! I love your beautiful bright colors, it's a fabulous design!

Kathie said...

This is a beautiful card Deb in every way! So rich looking! I have noticed that you use that distress ink often and that adds so much. Love the different size also. TFS

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Great card, Deb -- love those butterflies!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Fantastic Deb! LOVE the bright colors and your layout! Awesome card!

Connie said...

Wow, Debbie! This is amazing! I just love the beautifully colored butterflies and the wonderful ribbon/sentiment treatment!

Leslie Miller said...

This is one of the prettiest butterfly cards I've seen, Deb! Just gorgeous! I love the layout you chose for it. Hmmmm...Stampendous butterflies...this is the very same set I have -- the first clear stamp set I ever owned. Goes back pretty far, but it's still one of my favorites. The butterflies are so realistic. You did such a beautiful job on this card!

Janine said...

Gorgeous!!!