Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Announcing SSBC #1 - Honeycomb Butterfly

I've been waiting to share some amazing news with you.  As you know, twice a month Mary, the owner of Serendipity Stamps, comes up with a challenge for the design team members.   I've secretly wished that you all could play along and now that is a reality!  We've created the new Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog and I hope to see you there!!  There will be a special badge for the entry that knocks our socks off, and a separate random drawing for $20 off your next order at Serendipity Stamps.  Everyone is a winner because Mary will still be offering specials - this week is Free Shipping on all continental US orders of $10 or more valid December 5-12, 2012.
All the graphics for the new site  were designed by Anya Schrier for a fresh new look.  She and Marybeth Lopez are our newest design team members.  Marybeth is playing along with our first challenge and Anya will be re-joining us in January. 
The challenge is bi monthly and this time it is to create a honeycomb / accordion card.  This was really easy.  Using thin paper cut out 10 (or more if you want it fuller) of your die shape.  Fold them in half and then glue them together in a stack.  When you are done you can fan them out for a beautiful full 3-D creation.  This is a neat technique because you can fold them down for easy mailing.  Here is a link to a tutorial that I hope you will try.
For mine, I used thin Origami paper (I thought it would tie in well with my Asian theme).  I used the floral butterfly stamp on my die cuts.  The origami paper worked out great because it has a bit of a coating on it so when I didn't line up the dies just right it peeled apart very easily so I could make the adjustments.
If you are looking for a little inspiration here's a list of the design team members - just click on their names to jump to their page.

I hope you will join us in kicking off our very first Serendipity Stamps Challenge!  You can use any brand die you like, but you must include one Serendipity Stamps design on your submission.  You don't have to have a blog to play - you can link up to any on line gallery and you have two weeks to play! 


Floral Butterfly Stamp & Die Set
Supplies Used:  Finished Size approximately 6" x 6"
Stamps:  Floral Butterfly, Lady Butterfly Haiku Serendipity Stamps
Dies:  Floral Butterfly Solid Serendipity, Mexican Tile Cheery Lynn, Asian Motifs, Asian Accents, Petite Ovals Spellbinders
Pattern Paper:  Creative Imaginations Christine Adolph, Aitoh Origami Some,
Gold Foil AC Specialty Paper
Card Stock Papertrey Ink Royal Velvet, Plum Pudding, Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Memento Rose Bud, Stampin Up Pretty In Pink


Joyce said...

Love the bright colors and the dimensional butterfly on this beautiful card.

Caroline said...

This is so beautiful I love the layout and the colours are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

Pauline said...

Just beautiful Jeanne, such a beautiful colourful card! I love the pretty paper and rich gold die cut frame, gorgeous!

Marybeth said...

Fiirst thank you for all your help! You did a wonderful job with the new blog and site.
Your. Card is very detailed and elegant. Beautiful colors too.
Love the layer of gold. You did it ! Now try and rest your arm.

Maria said...

Oh my!!! Gorgeous butterfly! Love the bright colors and decorative dies used! Such a stunning card!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness Jeanne, your card and the dimensional butterfly is gorgeous. Love the quote too.

Cathy Weber said...

There is nothing as elegant as a beautiful butterfly Jeanne...you did such a beautiful card and I wish I had used the origami papers...next time, that is just what I will do. I love the beautiful gold frames you used on this and that the frames "highlight" the patterned papers. Very pretty card!

Sharron said...

Wow, what a fabulous array of designs and bright colors. Love your gorgeous butterfly! The honeycomb technique is something new to me. Looks like fun!

Vickie Z said...

Another bright beautiful card!! Butterfly looks fabulous!

Jenny Gropp said...

That gold frame is stunning! Love the Asian influence, beautiful card paired up with a beautiful sentiment.

Helen said...

Jeanne this is out of this world gorgeous! Those papers are so rich and beautiful and the frames are exquisite - but most of all I love that butterfly!! So beautifully done my friend!

Kristine said...

Hiya Jeanne! LOVE your card ~ it's so vibrant in color and I just ♥ that butterfly die anyways *Ü* This is such a FUN first challenge!! I'm so excited to join in more of them. Thank you for putting it together. And yes Anya did a fabby job designing the graphics for it, it's so purdy! *Ü* Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! I now have a clean craft room, so am anxious to create more often :) Hope your holidays are jolly.