Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Stampin' B's and Award

Faith is hostess of the Stampin' B's Design Team this week and asked that we use bling. I used some gemstones and really blinged up my butterfly's bottom wings with jeweled gold embossing powder. I added some antennae with wire I had purchased earlier just for this purpose. The butterfly is two layers popped up.
I first had a blue ribbon I hated but brought out the blue center of the butterfly. I disliked it so much (and couldn't remove it) that I added my brown, crinkled ribbon over it, so now just a bit of the blue peeks through.
This is not my favorite card and I don't think I'll enter it into any challenges. Did you ever have one of those cards you would just like to do over but  there is no time?

Stamps: Close to My Heart-Butterfly Wings, Stampin'Up! Perfect Punches
Paper: PTI white cardstock, designer paper (unknown)
Ink: Memento New Sprout, Tangelo, StazOn jet black
Accessories: Copics, rhinestones, wire for antennae, Creative Imaginations "Beloved" for sentiment label, brown crinkled ribbon, blue ribbon, Stampin'Up! Modern Label Punch, clear deep impression embossing powder, jeweled gold embossing powder

I was given this wonderful award from sweet Peggy at The Nutty Cardmaker. She told me it is to highlight newer blogs. Mine was started 8 months ago so I believe it could be considered very new. In order to receive this award, here is what I should do:

 --Post and blog about the Liebster award and show the bloggers I have chosen for this award 
--Let the chosen know I selected them
--Copy and paste the award on my blog

Kathy   Entering Kathyville
Krischir   Purple Night Owl
Bonnie   Stamping with Klass ( Bonnie's blog is a good bit older than mine but I think she should have this award just the same.) I don't think she will mind being spotlighted.

All of these girls are such wonderful cardmakers that I have the good fortune of knowing through this wonderful craft of ours.


Carol Hurlock said...

Benzi your sparkly butterfly looks amazing. The colors match perfectly with the paper you chose. Always like to give the butterflies dimension so that they appear to have lighted upon the card. Very pretty!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Bonnie said...

Wow! Thank you Benzi! I am honored! I like your butterfly! I had the same problem with some ribbon last night. I'm stuck with the last try cause it's stuck down!

Carol L said...

Your butterfly is blinged up perfectly, and I love the antennae you created with wire! I kinda like that brilliant blue ribbon, but the crinkled brown looks just as nice layered on top! Have a nice, dry Thursday! It's monsoon here in PA today:)

Lois said...

What a beautiful butterfly, Brenda. All dressed up and ready to go!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, this is such a glamorous butterfly! And congrats on your award for your blog. You certainly deserve it; you're always doing new challenges, coming up with fresh, different designs, and leaving such wonderful comments on others' blogs. :)

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a fab butterfly Brenda! And yes, I have LOADS of cards that after hours of creation I still just think "hmmmmmmmm"!

Emily Keaton said...

This is so colorful, Benzi!! I know how you feel about having a card that you wish you had time to do over. Regardless of how you feel about it, I think this is perfectly lovely and so colorful. So even if you don't like it, I do!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful! Thanks for playing at For Your Inspiration!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

just love the luscious colors on this one and the thoughts it evokes of a coming spring season....gorgeous

Kathy Bradley said...

Thank you so much for the lovely award. I started my blog 7 months ago and I appreciate you recognizing me. Your blog is awesome and always has wonderful and beautiful cards each time I visit - such as that gorgeous butterfly!! You are always leaving kind comments.

Dawn B. said...

I think this card is beautiful.. I think the multicolored butterfly is perfect. You did a great job. Congrats on your award.. You are so deserving.