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!