Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Design Block Butterfly COW

It's COW (Card Of the Week) time again over at Hero Arts. I've been playing around with this stamp on and off for a couple of weeks, so when they gave out the latest bunch of assignments, I asked to do this one. I think this design is so pretty that it's really hard for me to use it as a background stamp if that means covering up the design. For the most part, I figured out ways to make the card while keeping the integrity of the entire design. I'm showing you a few cards here that I made with it. And you can see the three Cards of the Week on the Hero Arts site, two of them were made by me. -- the third was made by the talented Leslie Lighfoot. Tomorrow's post will also be full of the DesignBlock Butterfly... If I can stay home long enough to photograph them today.

This first card "spotlights" the butterfly. It's similar to what I did for the Card of the Week.

Stamps: DesignBlock Butterfly and Friends (Hero Arts)
Ink: Whisper White Craft (Stampin Up)
Friends' was stamped in purple ink and embossed with clear Embossing Powder.

This time I cut out and used only part of the stamped image. 'You make me smile' is from a set called You Inspire Me.


Stamps: DesignBlock Butterfly and saying (Hero Arts)
Ink: Brown Distress Ink (Ranger), Whisper White Craft Ink and Blue Dye(SU), Medici Marble( Fresco Chalk Ink) I wipe the chalk off after the ink dries, Versamark
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip ( SU) Kromakote Glossy Card Stock
The butterfly overlay was stamped with Versamark and embossed with a Pearl White Embossing Powder.

Can you believe it? I was totally out of brown brads so these Faux brads were made by punching a small circle from brown card stock and using the Clear Dimensional stuff like Crystal Effects.


This one was done pretty much like the previous one.


On this one is I used leftover strips of card stock embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The Thank You was also stamped on a scrap of vellum. Adhesive was applied to the top and bottom of the strip and covered with a circle folded in half.

Have you noticed something about all of these cards??? No coloring! SHOCK!... makes me want to go and color something...

7 comments:

marciad said...

They are all gorgeous.

jacki jones said...

thanks Marcia!

loni.sue said...

Jacki, I looove that butterfly stamp. And love waht you've done with it. The green one over at HA is gorgeous too. It's great to see you posting up a storm again!! xox

Kathy W said...

Wonderful cards, Jacki. It has been so fun to check into the HA blog and see you as the artist for the card of the week. Question for you: how are you storing your clear HA stamp sets? The outer envelope on mine is ripping, and I'm trying to figure out a better storage solution.

jacki jones said...

Thanks Kathy W,
For my storage, check out my post on April 28. There is a picture of the clear cd cases in a basket.

http://thecardcastle.blogspot.com/2008/04/thank-you-collage.html

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards, Jacki!!

Handmade cards said...

Wonderfull and very elegant!