As I said yesterday, I was so excited that Nichole Heady's blog listed my card as an Honorable Mention for Papertrey Ink's Guest Star Stamper Contest. This is the card that I submitted, among a few others.
So, even though I didn't win, I'm really glad I bothered submitting. It's something new for me and I'm trying to keep the right attitude: don't stress. If you don't win a contest or get published, maybe your card just isn't what they're looking for right now. Push a little harder to get a little better, and next time, make something a little nicer. It took me a l o n g time of lurking on SCS before I started uploading my cards. But doing so has improved my card making. And that is my goal, at least for now. If I'm going to stamp, do it as well as I can. Thanks for "listening" to my little pep talk.
And here's the How To:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Kisses
Paper: SU! Kraft, certainly celery, white, Basic Grey Skate Shoppe
Other: clear and detail white embossing powder, brad from Queen & Co., Prima (from my local Target. Yes, I said Target. How cool is that?), celery grosgrain
Stamp the large solid butterfly in Versamark on the designer paper. Emboss with clear ep. Cut out and gently mold into shape you'd like. With detail white ep, emboss "Heartfelt Thanks" on 3-1/2" by 6-1/4" folded Kraft card. This will fit a standard No. 6 3/4 envelope. Tie on celery grosgrain. Layer prima (with brad) and butterfly with glue dots to white square on celery. Really quite simple.