Monday, 14 March 2011

OLC week 6 - Off the edge

Week 6 Challenge over at Simply Less is More is "Off the edge".  My first thought was to use SU's medallion stamp - it just lends itself to this.

BUT... with these inspiration cards from the talented duo at SLiM, I changed my mind.

I was tempted to use the dress stamp from Inkadinkadoo but I've done that for a challenge before, not OLC, but a challenge anyway..

Here are what I came up instead. I still had the dress thing going but I "made" it myself. :-)

stamps: SU Bliss, Just Believe
inks: SU Baja Breeze, Marina Mist (marker)
bling: Dazzling Diamonds

I thought the sentiment was so appropriate - I had to believe there is a dress in the Bliss set and so there was ( a couple even)!

I started with this (left).  I only used the bottom half of the butterfly. I thought the angle of the  dress was a bit "severe". That is, I intended to have the dress a little bit more upright.  So, I started on another card (right). For a bit of a change, I decided to use the whole butterfly stamp. Position of the sentiment is relatively the same for both cards. I stamped the half-butterfly on the 2nd card first. With the more symmetrical 1st card, I thought I had to do a whole butterfly. Then, I decided to stamp a few the edge as well.
While the 1st one was initially a "mistake", I think I like it more. My daughter can't choose between the two and is asking me to show her how I did it (not hard really, with the help of post-it note masks and a stamp-a-ma-jig)...and perhaps some imagination...
some things have to be believed to be seen.

Here are a few more photos of the details.


Feel free to copy and improve. :-)

Jo asked about the stamp-a-ma-jig. It's a stamp positioner. Mine is from Stampin Up. There are other brands out there. I've seen one made out of Lego bricks even. I like my SU one so happily recommend it.

Lots of tutorials out there on how to use it. Here's a link to a  really quick one.


  1. My goodness you are SO inventive!
    What a wonderful time you must have had doing these fabulous cards. How true that sentiment is in this case!
    If I had to choose I think I rather like the one on the right best.
    Thanks so much for joining us once more and we'll see you next time!
    "Less is More"

  2. These are such elegant cards, what beautiful colours you've used and the sparkle looks great too. What is a Stamp-a-ma-jig? That's a new one on me. Jo x

  3. WOW - LOVE your pretty butterfly cards.
    Thanks for visiting me.
    Hugs, Sandra

  4. WOW how inventive to turn a butterfly into a dress bodice
    Absolutely fantastic!
    Thanks for showcasing our cards on your blog too

    See you again
    "Less is More!

  5. Clever stuff and a fab card as a result.


  6. I love seeing stamps used in weird and wonderful ways - yours being wonderful rather than weird I hasten to add! The butterfly dress is like something Disney might have dreamed up - I can almost hear Cinderella trilling away in the background!

  7. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, much appreciated.

    Your card is so full of daydreaming and wonder, very Cinders. Great colours ad very creative, really love your card:-)

  8. Very creative and clever - well done you, I love the effect and the colour of ink you used. I also love what you did to the dress stamp.

  9. Wow this is so creative. I'm very impressed how you have used this stamp set. x

  10. Stunning cards!!! love your colour choice and your creativity is amazing (can't choose, love them both).
    Diane x

  11. Wow, you are so clever, these cards are gorgeous. For me, the first one just pips the post, I get the feeling the butterflies are lifting the dress.


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