Today the Stampendous team has something extra special planned for you...we have combined our regular monthly challenge with a blog hop showcasing some of the great new products released at CHA last month!
My card started as a tag but it wouldn't all fit so I turned it into a card! First I stamped Butterfly Post with versamark ink and embossed it with Clear Bark EP onto a piece of pale pink cardstock that was previously sprayed with Tattered Rose and Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist sprays. (all products used and most links are in a list at the bottom of the pictures). Then I tore my edges and distressed them with Victorian Velvet and Antique Linen distress ink from Tim Holtz.
I added a small bit of hardware around one of the "stamps". It started as silver, which just wouldn't do, so I embossed it with Aged Gold Embossing Enamel.
For the tag I started by dry embossing it through my cuttlebug with the Jumbo Damask stencil from Dreamweaver Stencils. I then rubbed Rose and Gold inka gold paint over the embossed areas, and finished it off with a bit of Vintage Photo Ink around the edges. Lastly I used Fran's embedded jewel technique on the bottom portion of the tag. I applied versamark ink then a layer of Aged Rose enamel. BEFORE that was heat set I sprinkled on some Shaved Ice, Bronze Glass Glitter, and Rose color fragments and THEN heated it.
On top of the tag, but under the pink panel I added a chipboard butterfly from Tattered Angels that I embossed with part Gold detail powder and part Aged Rose and added some of the Rose Color Fragments there as well.
The base of the card was stamped with the new Calligraphy Sampler in Vintage Photo ink. Added a smidge of yummy May Arts ribbon and a Prima flower, and volia!
Victorian Velvet, Antique Linen, Vintage Photo distress ink (Ranger)
Versamark pad (Tsukineko)
Tattered Rose & Creme de Chocolat Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels)
Nature embossed Framed Fonts (Tattered angels)
May Arts organdy ribbon
Tim Holtz jumbo tag
If you have not checked out this month's great texture challenge, you can read all the details on the Stampendous blog. Now, check out the whole list of fabulousness for today:
As you hop from blog to blog, being wowed by all the amazing new goodies we are showing off, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win one of these five fantastic prize packs. Each one includes a brand new stamp set and bottle of color fragments from Stampendous:
Winners will be randomly selected from all comments left on blogs, so the more you comment the better your chances are to win one!! You have until Sunday, February 12 th at 8:00 PM EST to leave a comment on each blog; winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th. Due to shipping restrictions, all winners must have a US/APO/FPO mailing address.
And don't forget....We want YOU to play along with us in our monthly challenge! Just add your direct link to your card (make sure you've loaded it up with tons of TEXTURE) to the linky tool below my signature (or on the Stampendous blog) no later than March 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM EST. You do not have to use Stampendous products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! And as an extra incentive for playing, one lucky person (drawn at random from all the entries) will receive the gorgeous Corset Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamp Set.