Monday, July 16, 2012

Can'ts Into Cans Hybrid {CAS Summer}

Pin It Now! Hi crafty friends!  Today's card has several purposes.  It's a hybrid card, using a really pretty word art download from My Digital Studio.  Makes for a quick and simple card, but the fonts really give it style!

My reason for creating this particular card is to give a shout out and a hug to two of my fellow design team members on HSS, Mindy Backes and Erica Cerwin.  They are FINALISTS for the Stampin' Up! Artisan Award 2012, which is SO prestigious and sought after. I'm so blessed to work with such talent, and I pray that they both win!  We'll find out later this week, so fingers crossed for these lovely friends!!!
I wanted it to look like framed art, so I used the Tulip Embossing Folder.  This week's challenge at my favorite hangout, Hand Stamped Sentiments, is the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique. How easy is this technique, and it's so simple to incorporate it in a card to give it GLITTER POWER!  Woohoo!  The butterfly is adorned with the glittered embossing powder, and that was all it needed. The heat setting really brought out the colors, too.

I'm also joining in The Paper Players challenge this week, using words as the main element of my card.  Perfect!
Hope you have a lovely week, and make some time to do something pretty!



  1. This is gorgeous! I am so buying this digital file, thanks for the link up! I'm also rooting for those 2 soon-to-be Artisans! :)

  2. This is WONDERFUL! How exciting for Mindy & Erica--you're right, they're both very talented and deserving of a win! I love your butterfly--that's one of my favorite techniques and I hope to hop over there to play at HSS this week! Thanks for playing my "wordsmith" challenge this week at the Paper Players, too!

  3. Erika this is a fantastic card & a lovely encouragement for your talented stamping buddies. Good luck to them both. Love the tulip frame & the sweet bow. Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players this week. :)

  4. Very Pretty!!! Love the Sparkle Butterfly- So Beautiful!!! Love the great color combo and the textured frame- Perfect!!! Also Cheering for Mindy and Erica!!! Diane

  5. FABulous card! The sentiment is wonderful and your butterfly is gorgeous.