I have a variety of blogs that I get email updates on – some update daily and others update on a different schedule.  I like to read the posts and see the creative ideas of so many talented women.  Sometimes I file away ideas so that I can use them in the future.  Today’s card is one that I used at a recent card club meeting and will be using again next week for another group.  This card was designed by Dawn Olechefski – you can see her’s HERE.

The base is Concord Crush card stock and stamped with the large flourish image.  Then layered with a piece of the Concord Crush Patterns DSP.  Next there is a layer of Naturals White card stock.  On the top is Whisper White stamped with the large flourish – but not just plain stamped – It is actually Rock & Rolled.

So this is what I did for this card – first ink the image in Concord Crush and stamp it off on scratch paper – to lighten it.  Then roll the edges around in the ink pad again – darkening the edges.  This will create a lighter inking in the center and a darker inking on the edges.  The butterfly image is stamped in the center and then stamped again on another piece and cut out.

Some of the Crochet Ribbon is tied in a knot and added to the corner.  Slide a vintage safety pin (from the trinkets collection) through the ribbon with a little tag.  Finish the butterfly with some of the clear Rhinestones.

On the inside of the card I added a matching panel.

So I am sure that I copied Dawn’s card exactly but when I look at her blog post the card is different.  So maybe there is another blog out there with this card on it too.  Or I am imagining things – hmmmm.

I’m really enjoying this stamp set.  If you love it too and haven’t gotten it yet you better hurry.  It is one of the Stampin’ up! Sale-A-Bration sets and will only be available through the end of March – and guess what?  You can get it free by placing a $50 product order.  You can order online through my website or email me with an order.

Ok here are the next two pieces for Monika’s Spring Bingo –

images copyright Stampin' Up!

images copyright Stampin' Up!

Yvonne – I hope you have your cards so you can check for these!

It’s Friday – enjoy the rest of your day!