TGIF #11- Love for a Sketch!

TGIF #11- Love for a Sketch!

This weeks challenge is another FANTASTIC one.  I love this sketch this week!  

TGIFC11, Stampin' Up! Challenge, Sketch

Let’s get right to business…. 

TGIFC#11, Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!
I’m still making my way through the many new stamp sets I ordered.  I have a stack of beauties just waiting to be inked and this stamp set, Watercolor Wings was at the top of my list to play with.  It’s a 3 Step stamp.  That means you can layer three different stamps on top of each other for a beautiful 3-D effect.  (Dang… is effect or affect? I can never remember!)

As you can see in the photo, the butterfly has a three different ink colors used with each image.  I love it.  What’s more fun is the inside body (I wish my kids were up because they could tell me exactly what that body part is on a butterfly!) was inked separately and stamped.  Hold ON!  There is MORE excitement with this stamp set!!  There is a MATCHING die cut to make your stamping even more simple.  YES YES YES!!  

The Bold Butterfly Framelits are perfecto for this stamp set.  

TGIFC#11, Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!
I had fun creating the tag portion for this card.  In fact I had one of those moments where I kept adding and had to say HALT… just leave it.  

You may notice on the underside of the butterfly I have Burlap remnants that are twisted and sticking out.  I unraveled my Burlap ribbon a bit before adding the other ribbon to the top of it.  I noticed those Burlap remnants just “hanging” out and decided to put them to good use.  

I added a bit of Gold to this card because the colors of the butterfly reminded me of a Patina look.  I thought the Gold would really pop and I think it was a success.  It’s been awhile since I used my trusty favorite cardstock Kraft.  Back in the day… that was all I used.  Lately I’m on a Whisper White kick.  It was good to switch things up a bit.  

Are you up for a challenge? Play along this week with our design team and create a card using this sketch.  I love that these challenges kick start my creativity.  Guess what happens when I get that kick start? I end up creating something for the challenge and then I end up creating something else… and it repeats itself.  If you are stuck in a creative RUTT… give this a try.  It’s the perfect solution to kick start your creativity.  Click HERE to join in the fun challenge this week.  Make sure to see what the other designers have created.  They are AMAZING and our readers create BEAUTIFUL cards.  It’s so inspiring to see the work of others.  

You can see all the supplies used below.  

TGIFC#11, Watercolor Wings, Stampin' Up!


  1. Wonderful card, Kimberly! Glad to have you back creating. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Gorgeous card Kim! I love how you layer textures and the staple on the bit of twine caught my attention immediately – fabulous!

  3. Hi Kimberley! Your card is beautiful! Love all the elements, especially the burlap and that lovely lace, so pretty! Are those the new white embellishments on the top?!

  4. Hi Kim,
    Glad your posting again and great that you’re feeling better. Your twitter, facebook, instagram etc icons
    are missing from your web page on top R of page.