Jul 11 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 55 – Bugs and Insects

When I first thought about this challenge, I really didn’t think I had any current Stampin’ Up! Bugs or Insects stamps.  I started looking and discovered I did have several sets with butterflies, snails, dragonflies.  I didn’t want a cartoon type bug…I wanted something a little more sophisticated.  So…I excitedly used my new Dreams du Jour stamp set!  I’m giving you a sneak peak at a set that will be in the NEW catalog next month!  I love the verse in this set and the butterfly was perfect.

Another personal challenge for me is to use up my "starts" basket.  What are starts?  You know…those backgrounds you "start" to do, the stamped images you "start" to make…those things that are only partially finished.  A have a whole tub of them.  This designer paper was from the Holiday Harmony pack last Christmas.  I had already stamped the Baroque Motifs swirl in Purely Pomegranate on the background…then set it aside.  So, today I stamped the verse in Purely Pomegranate on River Rock, and layered it on Purely Pomegranate cardstock.  I left some room on the left side and added three small crystal Rhinestone brads.  I stamped two butterflies on Naturals cardstock using Basic Brown and colored them with Summer Sun, cut them out and mounted them with dimensionals under their body only…I also stamped the butterfies directly on the designer paper.  Then I was able to fold their wings so they look 3D on the card.  Really such a simple card, but I think it looks elegant with the colors and papers.  So, even a BUG card can be elegant!  lol!

I’m anxious to see what the other Blogger’s have done with this challenge!  Enjoy your day!


17 People have left comments on this post

Jul 11, 2008 - 08:07:13

Whew…I was so glad to see you have a “beautiful” insect on your card. I’ve almost been a fraid to look at some of the cards just because I HATE bugs, but yours is beautifully calming.

Jul 11, 2008 - 08:07:54

Pretty Connie!

Jul 11, 2008 - 08:07:28
Nikki said:

Sooo pretty and elegant! Great job this week! {SMILES}

Jul 11, 2008 - 08:07:50

Beautiful card Connie! The colors look great together. I love that you used up a start. I have those too!

Jul 11, 2008 - 08:07:11

It’s beautiful Connie! I just love that butterfly!

Jul 11, 2008 - 08:07:44

Very elegant card Connie. Love the 3-D butterflies and that new stamp set is sure to be a great hit. Lovely, just lovely…

Jul 11, 2008 - 10:07:55
Sheryl said:

Very pretty “bug” card. That butterfly goes well with Baroque Motifs!

Jul 11, 2008 - 10:07:26
Kim Howard said:

Very pretty card Connie! This is one of my new favorite sets!

Jul 11, 2008 - 12:07:25

Beautiful card Connie! I love how you made bugs look elegant…lol! Great way to use up your “starts” too! 😀

Jul 11, 2008 - 06:07:53
Ida said:

Very elegant card. Love the rich feel it has.

Jul 11, 2008 - 09:07:33
Suzanne said:

This is just so lovely. Those colors are great together. Must remember to use them sometime.

Jul 11, 2008 - 09:07:35
Marcia said:

Nice card, I have seen this butterfly a bit lately and I like it. Will be a while before we can play with it in Oz though! Love the colours in this.

Jul 12, 2008 - 09:07:40
Claudia said:

What a great, elegant card! I LOVE the stamp over the DSP! Looks great…

Jul 12, 2008 - 02:07:21
Lisa B. said:

Wonderful choices for colors and OHHHH…love that new stamp! Can’t wait to play with mine when I finish cleaning today!

Jul 12, 2008 - 05:07:12

Very elegant Connie. Great use of your “starts”. 🙂

Jul 12, 2008 - 09:07:57

This is soo pretty and elegant. Beautifully done! TFS!

Jul 13, 2008 - 09:07:59
BarbaraD said:

Lovely! Love the combo of the beautiful butterfly with a returning favorite set, Baroque Motifs! Beautiful!!