Friday, July 11, 2008


It has been a few weeks since I have been able to participate in Blogger's Challenge, so I am really excited to play this week!

The theme this week was insects & bugs, and I took the easy way out with a butterfly image. This beautiful insect and the paradise stamp are from Rubber Stamp Plantation. The background of this card uses the Faux Handmade Paper Technique for the background -- I ran it through my Cuttlebug, put white ink on the embossed parts, then swiped Pearl Ex over it to make it shimmery : ) The butterflies where made using the Metallic Foil technique. Both of these techniques are from the current issue of the Technique Junkie Newsletter.

Sometimes you get lucky in life. My friend Erin had a stamping playdate a few weeks ago and invited me, and her friend Debra from Hawaii. Well, it just so happens that Debra is the co-owner of RSP...and she is, by far, the most interesting person I have met in years. She and I hit it off and chatted for hours!!! She was also generous with her stamps and you will see more of them here, and on the TJ site. They are a little slice of paradise... If you would like to see some gorgeous pictures and have a few minutes, go take a look at the RSP Blog, too -- read about the Vetiver farm and stamping there, too.

When you have a moment, check out the beautiful creations from the other Blogger's Challenge players. Simply click on the logo on my sidebar to access an up-to-date list of the other players.

Have a beautiful weekend!

22 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty and elegant Pat! Love the metalic touches! :D

Sharon in NE said...

Good for you! Isn't it wonderful to "play" with someone that you feel an instant bond with.

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just gorgeous. I love the foil technqiue and you've done it perfect justice. Elegant, softly stated beauty...

Basement Stamper said...

Very different looking butterfly, I love it!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

It's a wonderful card Pat! The metallic highlights are gorgeous.

Vicki said...

This is very beautiful Pat!!

Connie said...

Great job, Pat! Another elegant bug card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Pretty card Pat, love the addition of the cuttlebug to the Faux Handmade Paper tech.

Ida said...

This is very pretty. Love the metallic look and what a unique butterfly image.

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning! Love the colors and those butterflies are so original! {SMILES}

Marcia said...

Great techniques you have used here, love the metallic look.

Sheila D said...

Pat, this is just gorgeous!

Gracie and Fred's Grandma said...

I love what you did on this card. Ooooo, I just have to stop what I am doing and start stampimg. I know seeing abeauty like this will help. Thanks for sharing.

Sheryl said...

Pat, this card is beautiful. Love the glimmer and shine on the butterflies!

Lisa Bohler said...

What an elegant and glamorous card!

Chrissy D said...

VERY PRETTY! Love this foil technique, I will have to try it! TFS!

bluemoon said...

I love your card. I'm wondering how you get ink on the raised parts so perfectly? Mine went everywhere LOL. bluemoonbyniteatyahoodotcom

Kathie Bailey said...

Wow Pat, this is absolutely breathtaking. I love the techniques and that butterfly is coming home with me!

MJ said...

Beautiful! I love the technique it is so pretty. The image is so cool. Great job.

Claudia said...

What a great card - I LOVE, love, love it!

Shirley said...

I totally love these stamps and your card. Of course, with your cards, what's not to love!! The colors and the layout are wonderful. I have saved the card site for my next aquisition. LOL

Anita Van Hal said...

Gorgeous card! Love all the detail, and cool layout too! Thanks for sharing!!!