Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Skipping Stones Design Blog Hop and New Release!

Its Blog Hop Time at Skipping Stones Design today!  Its also release day for the new Breathtaking Butterflies set and the start of a new sketch challenge!

If you hopped here from Pamela's Blog then you are right where you should be!  If not head to the SSD page and start at the beginning!

Here's what I created  for you today!  (I wanted something really special for the hop and I got carried away and forgot to use my own sketch, but shh! don't tell) It's a Joy Fold card using the newest Breathtaking Butterflies set.  My papers are once again from the Authentique Gathering line.  


I stamped my base butterflies in Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink from Tim Holtz.  I then stamped the butterfly overlays with Walnut Stain Distress ink.  Then I went over them both with Boss Gloss ink from Stampendous! and then added Clear embossing powder and heated for shiny butterflies!  My ribbon treatment is tied together through a button and then the button is glue-dotted down to the left of the top panel but slightly overlapping so as to keep it closed.


Since its also challenge day here's this week's sketch SSD#132 if you want to play along with us!


Alright! Now its off to Joanna's Blog!  If you get lost along the way here's the hop order for today:


24 comments:

  1. Hahaha, Cyndi about "using your own sketch". I cracked up when I read this......but, hey, your excitement over the new stamp set shows in this beautiful card! I absolutely love the those butterflies!!! Thanks for providing such awesome sketches for us to use this month!

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  2. These butterflies are just beautiful! Love the shine and the color combo!

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  3. Wow! This is just stunning! I love the butterflies!!! (And only you could manage to forget to use YOUR OWN sketch! LOL! <3)

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  4. what a beauty!!! Gorgeous card. thanks for the visit today!

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  5. Breathtaking! Beautiful coloring!

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  6. Beautiful card...love how you used the distressed markers.

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  7. Love the card. I especially like the colors you used.

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  8. You forgot your own sketch?! Ha! Classic! :) Lovely card- the colors are fantastic! Congrats again on joining the SSD team!

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  9. Ooh, this card is beautiful! What great colors.

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  10. This card is beautiful! I rarely think to use fancy folds on my cards (allthough with this week's sketch I am trying something different). Love your butterflies, too.

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  11. Wonderfully done card, love all the designer papers and the way you put the butterflies together...they turned out gorgeous!

    So glad that you came and shared your art creation at Southern Girls Challenge......good luck!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  12. What a fantastic colour combination and I love your butterflies. Thankyou for sharing your techniques in creating the card. Cheers Linda

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  13. WOW!!! Love the colors and your card. Its so pretty. TFS

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  14. These butterflies ARE gorgeous! Love your card!

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  15. Pretty card with that butterflies - they look ready to take off in flight. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at the Pile it On Challenge

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  16. your card is gorgeous! And the sketch was tough for me at first, but in a good way, it pushed my boundaries and now Im working on another similarly folded one.

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  17. Love it! (even if you forgot to use your own sketch! *lol*) :)

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  18. Fabulous!!
    Stunning colors
    We would like to thank you for Entering Pile It On Challenge.
    Hugs from Lorianna - DT Digi Team for Pile It On

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  19. Those butterflies look stunning on that orange! Beautiful!

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  20. beautiful butterflies.
    thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

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  21. This is lovely Cyndi. Thank you for entering the Southern Girls Challenge. Hugs xx

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