July 26, 2012


Today at Create with Connie & Mary, we have a sketch challenge. You also need to know that we (the Design Team) have already been busy  making some new projects & tutorials for our up-coming "Holiday Edition Subscription". Yes, we jump right into a new subscription before the other even expires...busy, busy!

Here is today's sketch:

And my card:

Have you ever tried using "Crystal Effects"? What is "Crystal Effects"? See how shiny my butterfly is below:

"Crystal Effects" is a thick, clear liquid that  you apply to ANYTHING! You let it sit for about 30 minutes or depending on how much you used, maybe longer and it dries to a hard, shiny clear embellishment-like looking substance. You can also use it as a miracle glue!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Raspberry Ripple, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
  • DSP: Floral District
  • Inks: Raspberry Ripple
  • Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Blessings From Heaven
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits Die, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Ribbon Punch, Perfect Pennants Die, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects
If you have a minute to spare this week, come play with us at Create with Connie & Mary!
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  1. Beautiful take on the sketch. I love your butterfly. I had forgotten about Crystal Effects. I'm putting it on my wishlist!

  2. I love how you added your own little twist to the challenge! Great card!

  3. Love your interpretation of this sketch - very clever!! And your card is just beautiful (as always)!

  4. Beautiful...love the color combo...and of course Crystal Effects is magic to our cards! TFS~!

  5. Beautiful! I love that colorful DSP with the super-shiny butterfly!

  6. I love your take on this sketch! Very clever! Love the bright colors!

  7. Beautiful! The butterfly really pops with the crystal effects and the colors are gorgeous together!

  8. Yes! I could see that beautiful shiny butterfly from a mile away. It's great how those little details really set a card apart. So pretty! Erika

  9. Love how you turned the sketch AND the glossy butterfly! Wow! Great job with the CCMC sketch this week!


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