Thursday, June 25, 2009

365 Cards - day 117

simply stamped... today's challenge at 365 Cards. you can use only 1 stamped image and 1 sentiment. it's not so easy to do this when you're used to (and LOVE) using all kinds of embellishments, patterned papers, ribbon... creating CAS can be a toughy! (by the way, CAS stands for 'clean and simple' - although most of you probably know this lingo already!)

instead of colouring with copics or keeping it to a plain stamped image, i just HAD to do something a little more spiffy! i used my plethora of stickles and filled in the 'holes' in the butterfly's wings. i don't get to use them often on such a large scale so i think this worked out wonderfully! it's pretty, and keeps in line with the challenge. simple, yet lovely.

off to do some errands - i still haven't uploaded images to my ETSY store because i have to figure out shipping costs first. which means i've gotta research Canada Post's charges, and how much envelopes will cost me, etc etc. it seems never ending! but by the end of today i intend to have cards (and other fun stuff!) on my etsy store for purchase. yipee!!

stuff used:
bright orange, pale aqua, and clear (acrylic) cs
Magenta - large butterfly
Inkadinkadoo - Chelsea sentiments
StazOn - jet black & teal blue
Stickles - multi colours

crafty girl


  1. Beautiful... reminds me of my Grandma, she always used to wear a brooch like this!

  2. Stunning. But be careful, those blog police may insist that you used EMBELLISHMENT! I'd never say such a thing, but, some person oh, maybe Glenna?! (hee hee giggle snort)

  3. Well, I love a little glitter now and then and it is part of the coloured image so no sirens pulled on you,, great card....and really we aren't all crazy. (LOL)

  4. your plethora of stickles makes that butterfly gorgeous! And it could be a beautiful brooch.

    I love your relax BFF and I always take beach foot shots, we've usually gotten pedis and our toes look so nice. We've been friends so long our feet are all that's mostly stayed the same!

  5. Congratulations on being awarded Card of the Week.