Sunday, March 13, 2016

Creative With Stamps + MIM 242

Good morning my friends. 
I am so excited to let you know, I have been invited to be a part of the Design Team for a new Challenge Blog here in BlogLand starting on
 April 1st!    

The blog has been created by two very talented ladies, Lilian and Monika.
You can read more about 
Creative with Stamps Challenge Blog 
It will be a Card Challenge using stamping ~~ winners will be picked and prizes awarded
I know so many of you love to share your fabulous ideas, techniques and creations as much as I do and hope to see you joining in the fun :-)
Also posting my card for MIM #242
Sponged Stamping 

Dawn McVey is up this week on MIM sharing with us how to create gradient ink blending on stamped images with sponging.  See her video and beautiful card HERE

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My card~
I remember seeing this card by Dawn on her blog in January and thought I would CASE it using this week's technique.
I sponged some ink colors on Stamper's Select White cardstock before running the Butterfly Cover Plate through my Big Kick. I left the frame intact and cut off the smallest butterfly leaving room for the pretty Birthday sentiment. Sprinkled a few purple sequins around and done.  :-)


  1. I love new challenges Helen! I'll be checking it out for sure.

  2. Beautiful card, Helen! Congrats on the new DT!

  3. Great colors and beautiful card! I love this technique :)
    Greetings, Eunice

  4. Love the ink blended colors on those gorgeous butterflies, Helen! Keep telling myself I don't need that cover plate but every time I see someone use it, it gets harder to resist. The new challenge sounds interesting and congrats on joining their DT.

  5. Helen, these butterflies are gorgeous. I look forward to the new challenge. Thanks for letting me know and congrats on the DT.

  6. Wow Helen, your butterflies came out beautifully! I love the colors you used and also how you removed one of the butterflies to make room for your sentiment. So clever! Congratulations on your new design team position. They're so lucky to have you! I'll be watching for more details!!

  7. Congratulations Helen~that's so exciting! Lovely butterflies too~

  8. This is gorgeous Helen. Love the colors you chose. And, congratulations on your DT to that new challenge. I can't wait to check it out.

  9. Helen this is so pretty! Congratulations of the new DT gig, can't wait to see the announcement!

  10. This is a beauty! I love the soft colors and the sentiment font works so wonderfully with the butterflies!!! Congratulations on your new DT position! I had to go check out the challenge and can't wait to follow along in the months ahead! :)

  11. I am happy you join us dear Helen
    and see you again on the 1st of April with your lovely card :)
    this butterfly card is also our theme yay hehe a bit open a secret here (hey Monika!!!)
    and I love the technique you did
    adorable card Helen
    and you have much comment here yaayy hope some of your friends join CWS too
    big hugs

  12. Oh, how fun! A new challenge AND a new technique video! Congratulations on the DT appointment, Helen! I am sure Lilian and Monika were delighted you said yes!! And your card is really WOWZA! You did a mwah CASE!! It's stunning and I'm pinning it! Off to check out the new challenge!! (Thank so much for your encouragement and support re the April Fool's Boobies!!) Hugs, Darnell

  13. lovely card, thanks for your information about the new challenge, i will check it out :-)