Simon Says Stamp Summer Series - Day Four!




Hello and welcome back for day four of my Simon Says Stamp Summer Series here on my blog!
I can't believe that the week is almost over already!!

For today's card, I wanted to challenge myself to use two things with my Simon Says Stamp product: something I love and something that I wouldn't normally use.

The love item: Glitter, which I love as long as it isn't messy and coming off of the card all over the recipient. Glitter Ritz micro fine glitter - the best glitter I have ever used, by far!! This stuff burnishes on awesome and does not come off at all! ;) So I decided to use a lot of it, lol!! ;)

The normally wouldn't use item: Gold. I openly admit that I have never been a big fan of the colour yellow gold. I prefer white gold, silver, platinum... well you get the idea! ;)
But I have been seeing so much gold lately and have actually been liking how it looks, so I decided it was time that I made something with it.

The result of my product choices (I wish the photos could show how glittery this actually is) -

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A little about how I created this card:

- I adhered a piece of heavyweight white cardstock to a strip of Be Creative tape and then left the adhesive backing on the side not adhered to the cardstock.
- I positioned my butterfly face down on the adhesive covered side of the tape, held it in place with a piece of washi tape and then ran it through my Big Shot machine. Because the cardstock was thick, the die didn't cut all the way through, so everything was still in one piece.  The die only cut out the butterfly shape through the adhesive backing  - an awesome tip I learned from Jennifer McGuire ;)
- I slowly peeled away the butterfly with tweezers, making sure to leave the inside pieces still adhered to the cardstock piece.
- I then shook on Dark Gold Glitter Ritz glitter and burnished it in, creating a pretty gold, glittery butterfly.
- Once I had the butterfly done, I carefully removed the rest of the adhesive backing and shook on Cool Highlight Glitter Ritz glitter and burnished that in. And voila! A completely glitter covered, one layer piece with a butterfly in the middle.
- To add the sentiment, I stamped the word 'you' very carefully with Archival Jet Black Ink. One thing to remember when stamping a sentiment on glitter is to use one that has thin lines and press down gently when you stamp it. That will help it 'bleed' less into the glitter.
- I matted the glitter piece onto a strip of Steel Grey cardstock and adhered it to the front of a white top folding card base.
- For a little more detail I added black gems to the center of the butterfly and two thin strips of American Crafts Pow glitter paper to the bottom.

Please let me know if you have any questions on how I created this card. :-)


GIVEAWAY!!!

I have not one, but two $25.00 GC's to giveaway for the Simon Says Stamp online store!!!




Just leave a comment on any (or all) of the five posts this week during the Simon Says Stamp Summer Series and I will randomly draw two winners!! Yay!
Comments will close on Saturday July 13/13 at 11:59pm and I will announce the winners on Sunday July 14/13!! ;)

See you tomorrow for the last day of the Summer Series event!!

Steph ;)

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29 comments:

  1. I, too, love this technique. Way to embrace yellow gold!

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  2. Gorgeous butterfly, thanks for sharing the how to for this lovely technique!!

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  3. Wow! Thanks for the step by step directions.

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  4. What a lovely butterfly card!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful Stephanie! I got a sneak peek on Instagram yesterday and couldn't wait to see the entire project! Not a big yellow gold fan myself, but this is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing and having this great SSS Summer Series week! It's been a great inspiration!

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  6. I love how sparkly the card looks!

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  7. Beautiful. Love sparkly cards.

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  8. Oh My Word! That card is simply gorgeous! Love the glittery butterfly!

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  9. Love all the glitter! This is such an elegant card and would make a wonderful anniversary or wedding card.

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  10. Stephanie, Stunning card! I need to try this glitter. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  11. Wow this is gorgeous luv how the gold glitter looks on top of the white glitter bet its amazeballs in person

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  12. Wow, i love to try the be creative tape...awesome card.

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  13. I normally don't care for yellow gold either, but this combination is pretty :)

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  14. What a beautiful way to bring a touch of elegance and gold on a card!!

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  15. This butterfly and card are simply gorgeous!!

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  16. That is such a stunning card! I'm not really into gold either-I zero of it! Love that you challenged yourself like that!

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  17. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. I really love that gold butterfly! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Wow, what a beautiful card. Love the technique for for adding two colors of glitter. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. This card is stunning! Love the glitter.

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  21. what a stunning card. i am like you and dont use alot of gold. plus silver for me

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  22. I love how classy this card looks.

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  23. I love how classy this card looks.

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