Saturday, January 24, 2015

Happy Anniversary (Penny Black stamps)

Hello, everyone!  I've been playing with my new Distress Inks again!  Today I tried something new - creating a background using reinkers and stencilling.  I used Seedless Preserves and Shaded Lilac on the craft mat, sprayed with water, and placed my watercolour paper in the mix.  I selectively stencilled Prima Crackle in Black Soot DI and did the same with Simon Says Stamp's Falling Snow using Snow Cap Acrylic Paint.  It's fun playing with inks!  To add more texture, I embossed the panel using Elizabeth Crafts Butterflies folder.

I've been on a butterfly kick lately!  Today I used my new Penny Black Social Butterfly stamps and heat-embossed one of the butterflies twice in Aegean Silver (The Artful Stamper) - the sparkle looks amazing!  I did the same with Penny Black's Anniversary sentiment.  I fussy-cut the butterflies and attached each with a black brad.  The die-cut butterfly border is from Joy!crafts.  The cardstock is DCWV - it's a mauve colour.

I would like to support these fun challenges:
Butterfly Challenge Butterflies and B for Brads 2/3
CAS on Sunday Stencil It 1E
Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3
Cut It Up Embossing and Die Cut 1E
Cuttlebug Mania O Deer O Deer/Wildlife (butterflies) 2/3
Dies R Us Embossing Folder 2/3
DL.ART January Linky AG UE 1/day
Fussy and Fancy Things with Wings UE
Little Claire's Bright and Beautiful 2/3
Love to Scrap AG 1/3
Loves Rubberstamps The Letter "B" (butterflies, brads) UE
RANDOM WINNER Penny Black and More Stencils, Masks, Embossing Folders 3/3
Penny Black Saturday New (new technique, new stamps) UE
Scribble and Scrap Always AG 2/3
Sparkle N Sprinkle AG with Loose Glitter, Embossing Powder and/or Flocking UE
STAMPlorations Stamps and Ink 3/3
Stamping Sensations Dies and Punches 3/3
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' AG with Twist Add Layers UE
Tuesday Throwdown Embossing (used heat and dry) 2/3
Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 2/5

Thank you for looking at my card!  Wishing you a joyful day!

Edited Mar 12/15:  Linking up to STAMPlorations Flash Stencil Linky 

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terrie said...

Oh Kitty, this card is beautiful...I love how your background paper turned out with the color the you mixed together and the emboosing folder .
Your butterflies are gorgeous I can see how they shimmer..
Well done

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is certainly Butterfly Beautiful Kitty! Just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘USE AN EMBOSSING FOLDER along with your dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Jo said...

Gorgeous, that butterfly border die is fab and you're's soooo much fun playing with inks lol!
hugs Jo x

Donna Ellis said...

You cannot go wrong with butterflies FOR SURE, Miss Kitty! I love them and cannot get enough. In fact, I just purchased 6 of the new CL dies and they are all butterfly themed! yikes! Your background is FABULOUS! WOW! Great color combination, and I love how you created the the background for sure. Thanks for sharing! xo

Mrs A. said...

Goodness me this is a stunner. The background paper you have created is Gorgeous with a capital G. Love those colours you have achieved. The embossing is superb and the butterflies just so sparkly. Thankyou for fluttering by again for #22. hug Mrs A.

Georgie C said...

Ooooooooh aaaaaaaah, this is gorgeous!! I'm kind lost for where to start on all this gorgeousness... background = WOW, love the bright pink, black crackle and white spots. The butterflies are so fun and sparkly, and go beautifully with your background. The side just adds that extra bit of 'fancy' that makes this card really special!! LOVE IT !!!! xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!!

Bad Kitty said...

Gorgeous card
Love this butterfly border

sweet art designs said...

Very beautiful...everything is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at The Butterfly Challenge. - Myrna Challenge #22 Guest Designer

scrAPpamondo said...

Kitty, this is FANTASTIC!!! Love, love, love, your delightful background!!! Great use of distress, stencil and embossing!!!! Fabulous colour mix!! It seems an enchanted garden with amazing light butterflies, so emotional!! Love the embossing on the fussy-cut butterflies and all the design! Really a great work!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Kitty!! The background looks amazing!! I love the beautiful butterflies...that border is fabulous!! Absolutely fabulous card!! Have a great day :)

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jimlynn said...

Kitty, this is so beautiful! I love the background and that crackle really gives it dimension and beauty. Very pretty butterflies and a wonderful design!

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love those butterflies and the color of the card.
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Party. Have a blessed day

UTs Hobby Time said...

Wonderful project. The background looks beautiful with those cute sparkling butterflies.

Michelle said...

This card is adorable. I love the background and the butterflies.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Karen Letchworth said...

What a GORGEOUS card. Thanks so much for sharing with us. It's always a pleasure to have you share your art with us and I appreciate it SO much!
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer Bradley said...

Wow what a stunning card, your desing is fabulous. I love the colours of the inks and the butterflies are great. Thanks for joining our challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member

ike said...

Ooooh - now that is just STUNNING !!!!

IKE xx

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brenda said...

What wonderfully delicate looking butterflies Kitty and the perfect complimentary border.

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

Monika Reeck said...

That Border oh woooww I adore your butterflies here..look so romantic Kitty...awesome Anniv card and I would scream to get this as birthday card at 10 April fav color is purple...big hugs.Monika

Annie M said...

Beautiful card thankyou for entering it into our F&F Wings & Things Challenge and good luck xxx Annie

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kitty. Such gorgeous colours/layout and techniques.

Lucy Patrick said...

Hey Kitty, Love your card, those butterflies are beautiful and I love your background, very creative, XOX Lucy

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

The embossing turned out fabulous. Those silver butterflies are gorgeous, and I love the intricate butterfly die.

Thank you for joining us for our National Braille Literacy challenge at Cut it Up!


Donna said...

This is gorgeous! And that butterfly edging really showcases your beautiful creation!

Anne Temple said...

This looks amazing! Love that background you created. So glad you shared another fabulous project with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

Donna K said...

Gorgeous stamping! Loving these butterflies throughout! The background is fantastic and the lacy butterfly edging is so delicate...I really love this! Thank you for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown Have a beautiful day! ~Donna K

Shanna Shands said...

Stunning card. Thank you so much for playing at Loves Rubberstamps!

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card! I love the butterfly dies and the colours. Thank you for playing along with us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Natalie said...

lovely card, the butterflies are beautiful.
Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
Stop by for my Birthday Candy :)

cotnob said...

This is gorgeous Kitty, such pretty colours and beautiful butterflies.

Lillian A said...

Butterflies, butterflies everywhere -- fab card, and love the diecut edging. Thank you for sharing with us, and joining the Love to Scrap challenge this time around.

Cornelia W said...

Just gorgeous, your card with those delicate butterflies and the wonderful background! Thanks for playing with us at STAMPlorations!

BrendaB said...

Those sparkly butterflies are just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Camille Short said...

Great card! Love the butterflies!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Kitty this card is so beautiful I love butterflies as well so love this one a lot. Thanks so much for Joining us this week on Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.
Linda K. DT

Jacee said...

Beautiful background, you have done a great job on this, love the butterflies, a gorgeous card!
hugs Jacee
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Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

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susiestacey said...

Absolutely gorgeous love all the beautiful details.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Mask, stencils and embossing challenge and good luck x Susan x

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute. Love the butterflies. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Kim said...

This is so pretty! Love the beautiful embossed background and delicate butterfly die cuts. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Kim - TTDT
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Judy McKay said...

Beautiful card. Lovely design. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this week.. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy

Helen said...

That is beautiful - such an elegant design.

Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

Helen x

Joan said...

A lovely card, gorgeous background and colours and I love that butterfly birder

Thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month


Eret said...

Very elegant card in lovely colors. Love the butterflies. Thank you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Stamping Sensation.
Eret x

Alicia Borowski said...

wow, superb work on the background paper. looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us for our 'Embossing Folders' challenge #18.
Alicia (Dies R Us DT)
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scrAPpamondo said...

Hi Kitty, I come back to give you my congratulations!! You have won a voucher at
:) Hugs!

Judy Corner said...

What a lovely creation you are sharing at Fussy & Fancy. Good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT

Gaynor said...

Hi Kitty, Your card design is stunning. Beautiful elements. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge. xxGaynot LCDT

Debbie said...

Lovely card. Love the colours and elements. Thanks for joining the Scribble and Scrap challenge.

Taniaj Scott said...

Lovely card many thanks for joining us at Cut it Up on our embossed challenge Tania (DT)

Lorraine said...

A very pretty card.
Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Lorraine x