front of card
close-up of background stamping
close-up showing glittering & dimensional shaping
of stamped butterflies plus paper piercing
close-ups of textures, stamped elements & gem embellished border
close-up of paper piercing & corner detail
on inside of card
inside of card
(click on images to enlarge)
Apologies for the different colouration in the last photo - I spent hours trying to get the full frontal & full internal shots in focus on the non automatic setting, after using up the whole of a newly charged camera battery I resorted to the automatic for the last photo as I just could not get it to focus properly on my manual settings; but then the colour differed!
Simply Stampin' is a new UK based Stampin' Up Challenge which launched with a sketch challenge this week. I have one set of Stampin' Up stamps so shall endeavour to enter the challenges using that until I have some more supplies. I have a full set of Memento Dew Drop inkpads so for the moment I shall be using the nearest equivalents to the Stampin' Up colours that I can find from amongst those, providing of course challenges permit my doing so. I always thought Stampin' Up synonymous with CAS but have recently realised that is not necessarily the case so I have some exploring to do. I have already been looking at the Stampin' Up Color Coach & found some very helfpul information about Colour Theory.
I was just playing about with the butterflies & had used my ball tool & embossing mat to shape them after cutting out to see how they might look - I was surprised & pleased by the outcome so decided to use a couple for my focal panel.
Stamps Stampin' Up Bliss (background, butterflies & sentiment).
Inks Memento Danube Blue.
Colouring Ice Stickles Glitter Glue (Silver Ice).
Cardstock An assortment of whites & blues in various textures & finishes from stash.
Paper Textured blue from stash.
Punches Martha Stewart (border), Woodware (scalloped ovals), EK Success (Fancy Photo Corner).
The gems are from stash.
Simply Stampin' Challenge 1 - Sketch (see above)