Friday, September 27, 2013


 I started this card last night after receiving this Royal Bundle from 3 Girl JAM and I'm entering this card in their current challenge ( This paper reminded me of fall and butterflies with all the swirls. The butterfly stamp is Skipping Stones Design Wind Beneath My Wings/Nature Collection, the "Thanks" stamp is The Stamps of Life by Stephanie Barnard Thanks2Fall ( that I won from a blog hop from Ashley ( Ashley just became a part of the design team with Through The Purple Haze so check out her blog! I just went to her blog and saw that and thought I'd throw that out there! :) The paper was given to me as was the inside spread and the tag so I don't know the collections. I have a bunch of 6x6 squares already precut because the girl that gave them to me used to make mini albums and they're easy to make cards with. I had to cut a stip of both sheets to fit the DCWV Greens Card Stack card. Everyone that knows about 3 Girl JAM ( should recognize the Royal Bundle ribbon- Purple Passion and Gold Crown! I'm gonna have fun with the ribbon on future projects! :) I colored the butterfly with American Crafts Candy Shoppe Gel Pens, Sharpie Pastel Blue Ultra Fine Point Permanent Marker, American Crafts Fuschia Premium Metallic Ink Glitter Marker, Gelly Roll Clear Star Pen (to accent the wings and make them look clear), and a yellow marker that came with a scrapbook kit from Walmart years ago.
This is the inside top spread. The stamp is Inkadinkado Autum Foliage Clear Stamps that I stamped onto a piece of white 8.5 x 11 paper with Versa Fine Onyx Black Pigment Ink (I used it on all 4 stamps) and then colored over it with EK SUCCESS Earth Colors Memory (Colored) Pencils. I don't use them very often, but will be using them more after trying this shading effect!
I colored on this tag/bookmark before doing the stamped image above and ruined the stamp. The ink didn't want to dry and learned that I won't do that again! I realized when I stamped it and it was "wet looking" that I should have stamped it first. Oh, well, lesson learned! The stamp is also from Inkadinkado Autumn Foliage Clear Stamps set and I used the same colored pencils, the bling is Halloween Rhinestone Stickers, and then I added a piece of Purple Passion 3GJ Royal Ribbon. I attached the bookmark to the card with Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares to so it would stay in the card, but can also be removed to be used as a bookmark.
This is what the finished card looks like! I had to hold it closed with my finger to take the pic, but it wouldn't stay closed and still isn't closed. I put a paper clip on it to keep it closed until I give it away! TFL and have a great weekend! How do you like the template change on my blog? I didn't like how my title was hiding at the top left before! I may change the background soon. The current one is kinda getting old on me! Anyway, have a great weekend!


Cheri said...

Beautiful card. I really like the extra touch of the tag. Thanks for joining us in the 3 Girl JAM Celebrations with ribbon challenge.

Cheri - 3 Girl JAM DT member

teachdanz said...

what a sweet card - love that pretty paper and the addition of the tag! Thanks for joining us in the 3 Girl JAM "Celebrations Challenge"

Donna K said...

Pretty card, Amanda! I love that sentiment...golden!

jessica said...

Beautiful card! Love the ribbon colors!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ Challenge blog for our Celebration Challenge!!