Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge #18

Your Next Stamp Challenge

Yay! I have another Your Next Stamp Challenge today! This time our theme was chosen by Simonne and is to use buttons on your project.

Here's what I came up with:

I used the new Big Tall Grass set, a sentiment from Elegant Greetings and a sketch from Mojo Monday. This card took FOREVER, but I'm really happy with how it turned out!

I used 2 different color markers and my stamp positioner to get the grass exactly how I wanted it on the light patterned paper. Then I stamped the 2 side facing butterflies on the back of the black floral paper and cut them out, leaving off the antennae. I took a fine black pen and colored the bodies black. Next I cleaned off both stamps, then inked up just the bodies and antennae and stamped one on the grass panel and the other next to the sentiment. I glued both butterflies over their respective bodies and bent the wings up for dimension.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment piece:

And the grass piece:


Finishing touches - I cut small slits to put the grosgrain ribbon through and tied them off with buttons and embroidery thread, stitched around all the pieces and distressed/inked most of the edges, and punched the bottom edge with a Fiskars border punch.

This card is also for the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge - "Punch it out."

We hope you'll play along with us! One lucky participant will be drawn at random to win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks!! You don't have to use YNS images on your card, but if you do you'll get a double entry in the draw!

Also, the challenge hostess will choose her favorite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge "Top Pick" blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks! You must use a YNS image to be eligible to be chosen for Top Pick.

Full details can be found at the YNS Challenge Blog. TFL!


  1. Wow...this is absolutely gorgeous~ It was worth all of the effort you put into it. I love those papers, what an elegant look! Fabulous work!

  2. So serene and calm - a magnificent card. Thanks for playing Mojo!

  3. Stunning! I can see why it took you forever to make but the end result is all worth it! I love all the little details!!!

  4. This is SO gorgeous. I'm drooling over here!

  5. Maureen your card is stunning!!! I really love this one, the detail is beautiful,
    Angela x

  6. This card is amazing Maureen!!! It was my very favorite one from the Mojo challenge:))


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