Friday, February 27, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Beautiful Butterflies

This by far is my most favourite of the new release sets from Clear Dollar Stamps this month! This beauty is called Beautiful Butterflies and it will be available on March 1/09. This card actually combined 3 challenges that the Design Team was issued: No Designer Paper, Use Something Recycled and the Colour Challenge (Riding Hood Red, Sahara Sand, Pumpkin Pie) I tried to get as many challenges done on one card so that it allows me more freedoms when I go to create the rest of my samples *wink*

Can you guess what my recycled item is? I'll give you a hint...their are three on this card :) Give up? The ribbon has been recycled from the pretty wrapping of some Christmas chocolates, the red panel is actually little foil wrappers from my kid's Valentine's chocolates (hmmm, I'm starting to see a bit of a chocolate theme going on) and the leaves are actually made from the negative of a Sizzix die cut that was rescued from my recycling bin. I used the reverse masking technique with a sponge and some basic black ink :)

To make the foiled wrapper background panel, I carefully unwrapped the chocolates before giving them to my kiddo's then glued them to a piece of basic black card stock. I then ran it through the Textile cuttlebug embossing folder and then sponged some stazon ink on it to take some of the flashy redness out of the panel (the cuttlebug ended up burnishing it while it was embossing so it was super shiny when it came out of the other side!).

Now that you have seen mine, don't forget to do some blog hopping to see all of the samples for cool sets that have been shown off today!(Ageless Antiques, Moose Friends, Beautiful Butterflies) If you missed my Moose Friends sample then either scroll down to the next post or click here.

Laurie Wilson
Nancy Grant
Katie Renz
Linsey Rickett
Linda Borneman
Alexandra Maldonado
Tori Wild
Candy Fosta
Stacy Morgan
Alysabeth Johnston
Monique Hawrelluk

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps -Beautiful Butterflies
Paper: PTI White, Sahara Sand, Basic Black,
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Creamy Caramel, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Versa Mark
Accessories: Re-Inkers, Aqua Painter, Sewing Machine, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponges, Sizzix Leaf Die, Cuttlebug, Recycled Ribbon, Recycled Valentine Chocolate Foil Wrappers, Dimensionals, Embossing Folders, Corner Rounder Punch

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Alysabeth said...

Okay seriously, I dont know what else to say but WOW!

LLB said...

Kim, this is gorgous with rich, intense hues.

Elaine said...

Absolutely stunning, Kim!

Tracey said...

This is a stunning card Kim! Love the gorgeous rich colours!

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Michelle said...

This is amazing, Kim!! Love the butterfly....and all the "recycled parts". I never would have known if you hadn't told!!

Anonymous said...

WOWZA!!! love the butterfly!!

Denise said...

Oh Kim, this is breathtaking! Awesome recycling~ and that butterfly~ to die for!!

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Jessie Lubyk, said...

Positively Stunning! wow

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh my!! Girl...this card is GORGEOUS!! Your butterfly is stunning, and your layout is fabulous!! WOWSERS!!