Saturday, August 15, 2009

Layer It! Challenge @ DCRS

Here is my entry for Week #2 at Die Cuts R Us! It was a "Layer It" Challenge! We had to create a layered embellishment for a LO/card/altered item.

I decided to get my Cricut out and use my new Graphically Speaking cartridge. I cut out all the lettering and the butterflies. I used the Icon and Icon Blackout features to create my butterflies. I then ran the Icon Blackout piece(bottom) of each butterfly through the Big Shot to add some depth with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder and the used chalk ink to show the texture. On the top of the Butterfly, I added Stickles, let that dry and then added the gemstones.

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papper: Me and My Big Ideas--Tropical Destinations
Brads: Spare Parts
Gemstones: The Paper Studio
Stickles: Fruit Punch, Orange Peel, Eucalyptus
Chalk Ink: VersaMagic--Perfect Plumeria, Key Lime, Oasis Green, Persimmon, Pumpkin Spice
Die Cut Machine: Cricut--Graphically Speaking Cartridge, Big Shot
Embossing Folders: Cuttlebug--Swiss Dot

Hope you enjoy my creation! Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!


  1. Great.... I like using the negatives of die cuts too, but so often they just get tossed. They have so much potential. I love the colors on the project
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge.
    Carole DCRU DT

  2. Stephanie what a beautiful card! Love your layering and those little butterflies are adorable....their little wings shine and it is just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us this week at DCRU!!!!
    Amber (DCRU DT)

  3. This is really pretty! Love how the embossing picks up the dotted paper and the colors are beautiful. xxD

  4. Stephanie, great card- congratulations on top pick! Thanks for participating in the Tuesday challenge at DCRU. ~ Diane DCRU DT

  5. Stephanie, your card is very pretty. I love the extra shimmer on your butterflies. Great job and congrats on being the overall pick for the challenge. So glad to have you with us!

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  6. Congrats on your win!! Gorgeous card!!
    Cara DCRU DT

  7. Love all the activity and texture in this card!


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