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Monday, January 26, 2015

Stencils and Paste {Sweet Stamps}

Hi! This is my final project as January Guest Designer for Sweet Stamps
It's been a fun month, and I appreciate the opportunity.

The Sweet Stamps Blog challenge this week is STENCILS AND STENCIL PASTE. Please visit the Sweet Stamps Blog to see the beautiful inspiration the Sweeties have designed for you! 

Today's project uses Sweet Stamps' Dot Butterfly 438 stamp image, and Sweet Stamps Petaloops stencil.
Split Coast Stampers has a fabulous tutorial for using stencils, paste and adding glitter to the wet paste.

Stencil Paste has long been abandoned in my stash of goodies. I opened my box labeled "Stencil Paste". The last dated projects in it were dated 2006.   SIGH  So this was a good challenge for getting me out of my comfort zone. After applying the white opaque paste, I lightly spooned Sparkle N Sprinkle Guava Nectar Glitter on the wet paste, and set it aside to dry. In real life, it is quite sparkly, with great dimension.

The pretty Sweet Stamps Dot Butterfly was stamped on semi-opaque vellum and embossed from under the paper using Sparkle N Sprinkle Winter Copper Dreams EP.

More Glitter was glued onto the front of the butterfly.

The white frame was smooshed with VersaMark ink and embossed with Winter White Sparkle EP.

The frame was made using two Spellbinders Card Creator nesting dies. The larger size for the outer white frame, and the next largest size for the interior frame:

(use the exterior portion of the cuts)
I hope you can visualize the sparkly happiness on this project, right down to the blue rhinestones!

Products Used:

Entered in these fun Challenges:

  1. Crafting for All Seasons #94 "Things With Wings" 2/1
  2. Crafty Creations #281 "Something Old, Something New" (old - my long forgotten stencil paste, which was still good after 8 years of being neglected) (new - stencil, both SB dies, Butterfly image) 2/4
  3. Inspiration Destination Challenge #17 Anything Goes! 1/27
  4. Lil Red Wagon Challenge #273 "Shhhhhh!" (no text) 1/27
  5. Amusing Challenge (Jan 25) Anything Goes 2/1
  6. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #2 Anything Goes 1/30

Thanks, as always, for visiting and sharing your thoughts,


Shirley Chillman said...

Shame on you Donna, 2006 last project for your paste especially when you create such beauties as this piece. Want to see more of your paste projects sweetie.

Can feel the sparkly happiness tingling right down to my toes Donna. lol

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Sharon said...

Oh wow Donna, this is fabulous. The butterfly is just diving and I love the sparkly background and design. Stunning.
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

ich bin von deiner Arbeit absolut begeistert. Wunderschöne Effekte hast du mit den Schablonen und der Paste erzielt. Es glitzert und funkelt wunderschön. Mir gefällt die Karte sehr gut.
Ganz liebe Knuddelgrüße
Hugs Silvi

Paula said...

I have all the supplies I need to do stenciling; paste, stencils palette knife etc. yet I haven't used any of it. It's got to be on my "to do" list this year after seeing your lovely card.

Sue said...

What a beautiful card.

Hope you have a good week. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

This came out beautifully Donna, such a delicate piece with the gorgeous flying butterfly atop the beautifully sparkly stenciled background. You've inspired me to get my stencils and paste out!

brenda said...

I do like the shape of those nesties Donna, one for the wish list I think. And what a wonderfully tactile butterfly.

B x

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card, and shape die Donna and love all that glitter.
Gr Karin

cotnob said...

This is stunning Donna, your butterfly is gorgeous and you have framed it beautifully. Such a wonderful design and lovely sparkle - you were lucky your stencil paste was not rock hard after all that time!

Sue said...

WOW, what sparkly goodness this card is. That butterfly is fabulous. Love the background you created with the paste and glitter, looks awesome. So very pretty, Donna.


Lisa said...

Oh wow, Donna, this is absolutely stunning!! The sparkle in the stencil paste is such a perfect touch!! The butterfly is gorgeous!! What an amazing card this is!! I absolutely love it!! Have a great day :)

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Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Donna, this is stunning! Amazing use of stencils and paste and that butterfly...wowsers!! I love the glitter and the yummy colours, so beautiful! hugs :)

jimlynn said...

Great tip on how to make that pretty frame Donna! Love this gorgeous card too - so shiny and beautiful.

JanR said...

Ooooh, loving the glitter! Thanks for the tips too! And, thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Wow Donna this is so beautiful. Such gorgeous colours and I love the glitter and I adore butterflies.


KT Fit Kitty said...

A real WOW card, Donna! This looks spectacular! I don't play with my embossing paste as much as I'd like but I love the dimension and sparkle - fabulous card, my friend!


Leslie Miller said...

Donna, whatever you put your hand to you always do the most extraordinary job! This is gorgeous on so many levels. Bravo, again, friend!

Sandy Fredrick said...

Beautiful design, I love the sparkly butterfly layered over the stenciled background. Love the colors you used in your design too. Thank you for joining us this month as our guest designer, I've enjoyed seeing your creative talents each week.

pam said...

Stunning creation Donna, I love texture paste (when I use it) the colour and sparkle is beautiful on your gorgeous butterfly and background, love the shape also.
Hugs Pam x

Lori Kobular said...

Donna this card is gorgeous! I love the colors and those spellbinders dies are great! I think I may have to add them to my Wish List!! It is getting so long! Love everything about this card!!

Stampsnob. said...

That is so pretty and a technique I have never done huuuuummmmm I do have the supplies must try that .....Lis

Stampsnob. said...

That is so pretty and a technique I have never done huuuuummmmm I do have the supplies must try that .....Lis

Verna Angerhofer said...

Super magnificent! I adore the colors and the butterfly is awesome!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow, your card turned out really cool Donna. So nice and sparkly and I just love the colour palette you used. Just beautiful!


ahlers5 said...

Beautiful. Love the glittery butterfly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination this week.

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Oh my goodness... What an incredibly gorgeous design this is. The sparkle alone is stunning on the butterfly, but I how you continued it onto the background too!! Stunning!!

Karen said...

Donna, my dear friend, I absolutely can visualize the sparkly happiness! This is truly spectacular... SweetStamps was SO blessed to have you! I adore the texture of stencil paste and hope to experiment with it soon. Your stencil choice is stunning and I love the shade of the glitter, as well as the card's entire color palette. The butterfly is a masterpiece in and of itself! The embossing is gorgeous and I love her sparkly blue trail. I hope you know how inspiring you are and how much joy you bring to this crafty community! Thank you for setting my heart aflutter with this exquisitely sparkly creation. :o) Have a blessed night, dear friend!

Hugs and blessings,

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful! Great card shape and the butterfly is just amazing. Lovely details too. Very creative stuff here! Hope you are staying warm right now! Hugz!!!

Jean Bullock said...

Oh, Oh, Oh! This is my favorite of your cards. I adore copper and the glitters you chose are awesome. I love how you made the frame. Simply fabulous. I pinned too.

Chasing the Dream said...

Wow, 2006 and I thought I forgot about stuff. But this is truly amazing and detailed. So glad you stumble upon the paste. You are the technique Queen. How many words are there to describe beauty, adjectives, etc. This is simply magnificent.
Hugs my friend.

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wonderful card dear Dona, great sparkle, and beautiful image!!! I love it!!


Denise said...

What a lovely sparkling butterfly!! This is such a fab card. Thanks for the fab TIP!

aussie aNNie said...

What an adorable card, love the cute added

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Jane Savage said...

Another feast for the eyes, Donna! That butterfly is exquisite and your clever use of dies enhances the overall beauty of the design! Wow!!! xxx

Denise Goeldner said...

Gorgeous creation, love that butterfly and thanks for sharing the tip too. Thanks for joining us over at Lil Patch of Crafting Friends, wish you luck and hope to see you for C#3.
~ Denise ~
Owner {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge}
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

Tamie said...

Loving the sparkle on your stunning butterfly. I love how you showed us how to make the frame. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge #2.

Tamie DT

crafty-stamper said...

well it doesn't look out of your comfort zone-it's absolutely stunning lova all the sparkle and beautiful butterfly
Carol x

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Donna what a stunning card, I love love love the butterfly so beautiful!!
Kevin xx

Benzi said...

Hi Donna...I've missed your work while I've been away from my blog. This is such a beauty and no one does glitter better than you. The butterfly is outstanding. Have a fabulous day!

Donna K said...

Oh...the many sparkly details! What a fantastic, dreamy creation. There is such an elegance to your card and the butterflies and textures just add so much. You are quite the talented lady! And again...thank you for sharing your how to details, so very generous of you, Donna. Have a great day today.

Petra Swart said...

Yep, I can imagine how beautiful this must be IRL, Donna!!! All the lovely glitter and the bling is just awesome!!! Love all the dimension, too!!! The delicate flourish die is so beautiful and is perfect to go with the lovely butterfly!!! Such a lovely card, Donna!!!


Patricia St Martin said...

So gorgeous, love how you embossed the butterfly and all the sparkle. The flourishes look so nice and your added bling.
Hugs, Pat/♥

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This card is exquisite Donna!. Love the beautiful butterfly with the glitter. A really a pretty creation.

MaryH said...

Had just visited Shonna & she explained that you inspired her post, so had to see what glorious goodies you were sharing. This is truly breathtaking. Thanks for showing how you made the frame..that is most helpful, Ditto on the link showing the stencil/paste technique. I'm another that has jars of this stuff & hope it's not dried to powder. This beautiful creation makes me want to try this technique, and you rocked it with the lovely butterfly and the coppery look on this fab stencil. WTG! TFS & Hugs

Marlene Atkinson said...

A lovely card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another gorgeous design, I love the effect of the sparkle paste with the stencils. Stunning butterfly as well. Take care, Hugs, Shirleyxx

Marlene Atkinson said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower, your blog is gorgeous. I am now following you. Marlene

NanaConnie said...

I love the colors you chose for this card, Donna, and the butterfly is magnificent! The swirl is wonderful and that glittery background is so lovely. Thanks for hte tip on how you did the cuts with those dies. :_-D

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous Card so Sweet love the Paper and the Image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie


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