Jun 17 2011

Stamping 411 – Strength & Hope

Time for another sketch from the gals at Stamping 411!  This was was a little different…or maybe I just had a different view of it.  I tried NOT to use butterflies…but it was just perfect for my design!  lol!  I'm anxious to see what the other Design Operators did with this sketch!



And here is my interpretation using Stampin' Up!'s Strength & Hope stamp set.  Did you know that Stampin' Up! donates $2 from each set sold to support breast cancer research!  I'm SO happy that they embraced this worthy cause!



I wanted to use some cheerful colors, so I pulled out Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry to use with my Whisper White.  The base of the card is Melon Mambo.  I layered on Whisper White that I ran thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder.  Then I used the Finial Press Impressions Folder with more Whisper White cardstock and layered that on another layer of Melon Mambo.  In the bar of the H, I placed three small pearls and also in the centers of the Lattice Die piece.


I cut the Melon Mambo Lattice Die in half and placed it in the center of my rectangle.  In the middle I stamped Hope in Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Postage Stamp Punch, then layered it on a 1 1/4 Square punch piece of Rich Razzleberry.  It is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  In the center I placed a trio of Pearls and also in the centers of the Lattice Die.  I tied a double bow and wrapped the ends around to the back of the Whisper White layer to secure.  Finally, I stamped the butterfly in Rich Razzleberry and cut it out, placing more Pearls on her body.


I love the crisp white look to this card and think it would give anyone hope when they saw it!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Stamping 411 Operators this week!

7 People have left comments on this post

Jun 17, 2011 - 11:06:49
Patti Chesky said:

Ooooohhh…..I keep forgetting about my Lattice Die.  What you've done with it completely rocks!!!!  

Jun 17, 2011 - 11:06:14
Lee said:

Love this Connie! It's so simple and so beautiful! My kind of card!!

Jun 18, 2011 - 06:06:15
Anca said:

I love the clean presentation and how well the colors create just the right point of attraction! Most of all, I am envious of that perfect bow – exquisite!

Jun 19, 2011 - 03:06:22
Linda said:

Connie, this is one beautiful card! Love the lattice die piece…thanks for the inspiration to pull mine out!!!!

Jun 20, 2011 - 07:06:50
Kerin said:

I love the combination of textures and the pop of color on the crisp white background! Beautiful as always 🙂

Jun 20, 2011 - 02:06:17
Carol Carriveau said:

I really love your card, Connie….it's so bright and cheerful and I need to buy that Lattice die…it's so wonderful and so versitile.

Jun 23, 2011 - 09:06:49

Love this card Connie!! Those colors are awesome together!! Great use of the Lattice Die too-I really need to get that die out and use it!!