Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stamp Simply.... Getting 'Krafty!"

Hi all and TGIF!!!! Hope you had a fabu week! Time for another one of Sharon Johnson's fun weekend challenges and this one has us all getting krafty! You know the latest trend these days-- where kraft is the new white? :-) The second part of the challenge is to use a pop of black too. You can check out all the Official deets HERE...

And now, for my creation!


I actually picked all the elements of my card before I even knew what stamp I would use! I loved this Jenni Bowlin paper and was amazed it's been sitting for... well... quite a while! This one is uber simple! I layered up my paper and added some stitching around the bottom. Add some lush silk ribbon, a fun sentiment matted up with the help of some SU punches and some gold self stick pearls and you are almost done! The focal image is the butterfly from the Butterfly Moments set from Flourishes. I stamped it twice - once on my kraft circle (cut from Nesties) and then a second time on some coordinating cardstock from that same paper pack. I cut out the butterfly and paper pieced it on my circle. You might also notice I colored some of the butterfly's spots with a white gel pen. Add some sponging with the help of some Antique Linen Distress Inks and mat it again on a shape cut from the Blossom Nestie die.

And that... my friends is it!

Can't wait to see how the rest of the Stamp Simply team got krafty!

Amy, October Guest Designer
Janine
AJ
Tammy
Deb
Barbara
Jenny
Barb

Have a fabulous weekend everyone and I'll see y'all back here soon!


15 comments:

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful, I love the DP on the bottom and your butterfly rocks...

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous card, Julie! Love the butterfly and the DPs you used. Very nice! Love your new blog layout! Have a great weekend!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is beautiful Julie and I love the new blog design also! Well done my friend ... have a great weekend!

Joan Fricker said...

Beautiful Julie. I love your krafty look. I also love the new look on your blog. Great job!

Joan

Janine said...

Love it Julie and the flash of color is perfect!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Wow...love this creation. Your use of kraft paper is stunning. Mom

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Julie! The colors are stunning, and that butterfly is gorgeous!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Ohhh, how very gorgeous! I love the coral color thrown in the the kraft and black combo! Wow!

Very pretty dimensional butterfly as well!

Diane said...

Oh how lovely Julie!!!!
Have a super weekend !!!

Barb Schram said...

What a spectacular butterfly! LOVE that image! Makes for a super card, Julie! Hope you are doing well, my friend!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Simply gorgeous! LOVE it -- GREAT use of the kraft -- truly beautiful!

Barbara said...

I love this, Julie!!! That butterfly is just so elegant and I LOVE your color choices ;-)

Kristie said...

very pretty! loooooove the butterfly!

Amy said...

Yumm-eee! I love the mix of papers and your gorgeous butterfly with pops of black!

Jenny Gropp said...

this might be uber simple as you say -- but it is also uber striking, if I might say!