Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As You Graduate (with sparkles!) ODBDSLC29

I made this card for the ODBD challenge to use sparkles.  As soon as I saw the challenge, I regretted not purchasing the Poinsettia Bundle during the Labor Day sale at ODBD.  I have more sentiment ODBD stamps than image stamps, and I was starting to panic until I realized that one of the sets I'd ordered, "As You Graduate," had some butterflies that could be glittered.  I just bought a DCWV "Mariposa" stack which has lots of sparkly papers featuring butterflies, so I thought I'd combine a paper featuring a butterfly pattern along with my selected stamp.  I like how the printed butterflies kind of look like they are getting ready to follow the stamped ones down the path.

 I colored the image with Copics and sponged the trees with SU! Certainly Celery and the sky with SU! Bashful Blue.  Then I just added the glitter to the butterflies, matted the image panel, and stamped the sentiment (also from As You Graduate) in the remaining space.

Here's a closeup of the larger butterflies.   I think my Copic coloring and blending skills are improving!  : D

Finally, here's the back of the card using my new personalized stamp from Scrapmagasinet.  The paper pad was 8 x 8, so I had to cut the strip down to fit my 6 x 6 card, but I didn't want to lose the design from either edge, so I cut it a bit off center and covered up the seam with the petite scalloped Nestie circle mat.

Before I go, my daughter wanted me to share her card too.  She was just so cute.  When she saw me photographing my card, she asked if I'd take a picture of her card too.  I asked her where her card was, and she's like, "Hold on Mom, I have to go make it!  I'll be quick!"  So she runs upstairs to where we craft, cuts out a little chunk of paper, folded it, drew and colored her butterfly, and signed it.  Voila!

Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!


  1. Aw...Ariel's card is so cute!! What a beautiful butterfly. An artist in the making...

    YOur card is gorgeous Sarah!! Love your coloring of the image and the dp you used. Stunning colors and design! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light sparkle challenge this week!

  2. How Precious, you do know that a family that crafts together stays together ;) right? She'll be the next DT leader when she hits 16. Your cards are beautiful, hers is sweeter than a breath of fresh air. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Such a GREAT card!!! My girls stamp with me too!!! Love the butterfly Ariel! Thanks for playing in the ODBDSLC with us! Have a BLESSED weekend!


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