Friday, February 11, 2011

Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge - Bright Butterfly

Good evening folks! I know I'm a wee bit late getting my 411 card posted for you, but will you forgive me if I have a good reason? Ok, good. Oh, you want to know what that reason is, eh? Well, my hubby came home early from work today and decided to come to the skating rink with me and Emma. Which in itself is great! But, we then headed to one of our favorite restaurants for dinner - Famous Dave's! We LOVE their bar-be-que and deep fried pickles! Yummy! Check out these pics here from Emma's birthday in December. Yep, she chose Famous Dave's for her 13th birthday dinner!

So thanks for being patient with me in my lateness. I knew you'd understand!
Here's my operator card for this week's 411 Sketch Challenge -

I got my issue of a popular stamping magazine in the mail earlier this week and this was a color combination that really caught my eye. I thought it was so cool that the Sale-A-Bration Ice Cream DSP from Stampin' Up! had all those same colors in it. Nothing like being on trend! It was so refreshing to make something really bright, fun and summery. The weather has been so cold everywhere lately that I knew this color combination would warm us all up!
I used Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight. The DSP also has Peach Parfait and Old Olive in it, so in person, this card really has a light, fun and airy feel.

Here's the sketch we had to work with:

I stayed pretty true to the sketch this week, my biggest deviation was not wrapping my ribbon all around. But I liked having the ends loose, kind of reminded me of ribbons on a big straw hat. Here's a close up of my focal image, it's hard to see, but I've put Dazzling Diamonds on the little cut out butterfly - we all need a little bling!

The color spatters are actually two different colors. I used my Color Spritzer tool with a Pacific Point Stampin' Write Marker on the background and Melon Mambo on the focal image. And I know you can't see this in the photo, but that beautiful swirl image from the Bliss Sale-A-Bration stamp set is Heat Embossed with Pacific Point Craft Ink and Clear EP. So pretty in person!
I used a gift from my friend Lee Conrey to make the sweet double satin bow, isn't it lovely? The whole focal point is popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals.

All the attention to detail on the front meant that I had to jazz up the inside too. Here's a little peek at the inside:

Nothing fancy, just a few stamped images and some more spritzing, but it sure does make a difference when you add a little extra!

So now that you've stopped by, please take a minute to visit the Stamping 411 Blog and see the other Operators take on the sketch, I know they will inspire you - maybe you'll even want to join the challenge and make your own card. That would be great!

Have a great weekend everyone, see you soon!


  1. Hi Robin -- you're right, the spritzing really does make a huge difference. I'll have to remember that in the future. Love the bow as well -- so soft and spring-like! And where, my friend, are you finding all those ceramic candy plates to display your cards on? (I really do want to know) They are amazing! Blessings, Gretchen

  2. Nothing Fancy? I think this is pretty fancy! I love the bright spring colors during this frigid winter season! That pretty ribbon just makes it!

  3. First of all...deep fried pickles?!? Never heard of such a thing! I know where I'm heading if I ever get to VA! Okay, now to your beautiful creation, WOW! Love the summery color combo, very refreshing!!

  4. Lovely card, Robin. I just love the happy feel of the Ice Cream Parlor, It definitely makes me feel like I've just had some cool treats! How did you make your bow? It looks different than your tutorial on how to tie a bow. Love it!

  5. We are kindred spirits.....I LOVE Famous Dave's. I didn't know they had deep fried pickles.....I always go right for the ribs!

    This card is wonderful. I love the bright colors and this stamp set together! Awesome!

  6. Beautiful as usual Robin....insdie and out!!! Love the bow too....glad you are using your new little toy!

  7. So the colors! Very spring!

  8. Beautiful card! Will miss you over on Stamping 411, good luck with whatever your future holds.

  9. Just love the bright spring colors you've used here. You're such an inspiration to me everytime I check into your blog! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us.

  10. Great card Robin, and just to let you know your cards are always inspiring and I will keep an eye out for new things to come. I wish you all the best, and will miss seeing your cards on Stamping 411. Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors as well.


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