November 10, 2011


I was in the mood for butterflies this morning. It's hard to believe just 2 weeks ago, we had snow covering our yard and today it was warm enough for butterflies! Even though my butterflies are black, the color is so striking against the Cherry Cobbler & More Mustard. Where did this color combo come from? Well, come visit Create with Connie & Mary and you'll see!

My Card:

Close-up of my card. You will notice that my stamped image is stamped with VersaMark Ink and sprinkled with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and set with my Heat Tool. I then used a Sponge Dauber and  More Mustard Ink and sponged over the embossing. The embossing "resists" the ink:

And I added a tad bit of sponging on my sentiment:

We have so much fun at Create with Connie & Mary. Each week we feature either a sketch challenge or a color challenge. When I look back to years ago when I started stamping, I've come a long way. Stampin' Up! offers such a variety of tools, embellishments and colors to play with that makes everything "match" and makes it so much easier to create something beautiful .Where else can you find paper, inks and Designer Paper that co-ordinate so well together?

Don't forget to go view the Design Team won't be disappointed!

Card Supplies
  • Cardstock: Basic Black, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • DSP: Newsprint
  • Inks: VersaMark, Basic Black
  • Stamps: Just Believe
  • Tools: Modern Label Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Stampin' Dimensionals, BigShot Machine, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool


  1. This is so beautiful! I love the image stamped and embossed on the dsp and then sponged! So elegant!

  2. Oh, the black butterflies just pop off the background tones...very rich looking! Great job with the color combo!

  3. Great card, Debbie. Those little black butterflies are wonderful, and I love how you added the mustard behind the flowers!

  4. Love how you designed right on the music - this is very cool!

  5. This is such an elegant color combo to begin with and then your embossing and butterflies just take it even further! Beautiful!

  6. Love the embossing/sponging effect. Really beautiful!

  7. This is so pretty! I love how you embossed the image in cherry on the music note paper. The little black butterflies really add that extra pop to the card.

  8. Love the mustard sponged around the embossed image--it makes it glow! The black butterflies are the perfect touch and I love that you embossed the image right on the music note DSP!


Thanks so much for visiting me today. I appreciate your comments!