Thursday, March 31, 2011

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #46

Hi Stamping Friends!!
Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth?!!  Not quite, but I did spend a couple days at Disneyland!!  I'll tell you all about it tomorrow.  But for today, I actully stamped something.  I know!!  It's a miracle!!! 

Don't you love the colors in these photos for the Stampin' Celebration Inpsiration Challenge?  I'm a sucker for any color combo that contains pink and orange. 

Stamps:  Great Friend
Paper:  Whsper White, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette DSP, Melon Mambo "faux Mother-of-Pearl"
Accessories:  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Decorative Label Punch, Oval Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Pumpkin Striped Grosgrain

Sketch Challenge:  Clean and Simple FTL133

Nothing fancy, but at least I stamped!!  It's been so long, I think I've forgotten how.  The Faux Mother-of-Pearl technique is very easy and fun to do.  I did it with my hostess club last month and had these extra pieces laying around.  I thought they would be perfect for this card. 
Here's what you need:
Glossy Cardstock
Frost White Shimmer Paint
Melon Mambo Ink
Plastic Wrap
Paper Plate

Take a piece of plastic wrap and wad it into a ball.  Pour a small amount of the Shimmer Paint onto the paper plate.  Dab the scrunched up plastic wrap into the paint and dab off any excess on the side of the plate.  Then dab the paint onto the Glossy Cardstock.  Keep dabbing.  Do not cover up the entire cardstock with the paint.  Leave some clean spaces.  Let the paint dry.  When completely dry, use your brayer to ink up the entire piece of cardstock in ink color of your choice.  I used Melon Mambo.  Then you can punch out any shape with it.  If you do want to stamp on your Faux Mother-of-Pearl, make sure you use Staz-On ink, so it doesn't wipe off.  Super easy!!!

I hope you will take a minute and visit the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge.  Our Design Team always does such a fabulous job week after week.  I'm so glad to be among their company!!  And I hope you will take a minute and play along with us!!  We would love to see what beautiful stamping project you create!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!
Happy Stamping!


Yapha said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous!! Spectacular card!

Cindy said...

Beautiful - such bright, cheerful colors!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful butterflies! The shimmer is the perfect effect!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Love the colors and the mother of pearl looks great with melon mambo!

Heidi Baks said...

Summery feel to go along with the colors!

JulieA said...

Oh, that's beautiful! I just love the shimmery butterflies. Gorgeous!

Allison said...

Pretty card! I need to try the mother of pearl technique--It looks awesome!