Wednesday, December 1, 2010

OLW31 - Back to the Beginning

This week's One Layer Wednesday Challenge (OLW31) is a blast from the past - a blast from our stamping past!  The challenge is to go back to your beginning in rubber stamping - and draw from the things that attracted you to stamping in the first place -
Look at these old beauties!  My love of all things paper began with Stampin' Up!  Here are some of my first purchases - buying the ink was not an option so purchasing the chalk allowed me to have all the colors to match the cardstock.  I also really loved techniques when I first started stamping so Splitcoaststampers was THE place to go to learn - still is - what a wonderful resource!  Remember Dazzling Diamond Dust?  You know how coal miners can get black lung - frankly, I may have sparkle lung.  The jar in the picture is the third one I've had - LOVE me some embossed bling.
Here's my modern twist on it - I used Washi tape (this stuff is great - not only decorative but removable too) to mask off around the butterfly (colored with chalks).  This way I could use the technique and not add a layer to my card.
The silk ribbon is from May Arts.  Here's a link to a card aptly named Heartfelt Dazzling Diamonds that I uploaded to SCS in March of 2006!  I've definitely come a long way since then!!  ;-)  What did you do when you first started stamping?
I am also linking this card to the Moxie Fab World Card Creations:  Favorite OccasionsWeek - The Thank You Challenge - I dare you to say that 10 times fast!  BTW - It is a great issue!!

12 comments:

jen said...

HOW, I say HOW!!!, have I never used that sparkly goodness? It's an atrocity, I tell you. You KNOW how I love bling....
This is STUNNING!!!!

Dolly LaBelle said...

Michelle,

I love your card and the Dazzling Diamonds is a must.
I also loved the Iridescent Ice . (Took several spell checks to get that one on).
I too had that butterfly set, but sold it. My all time favorite was Lovely As A Tree. Each year I would check the retired list for it first. After that I didn't care much what was retired. Now I wish I had a few of those sets back. I still have L A A Tree though.
Washi tape..hmmm, will have to look that one up too.
Thanks for beautiful card and the necklace shot was very smart.You gotta have fun!
Dolly

veronica said...

i remember dazzling diamonds. why don't we use that more?! it is so pretty.

Debgem said...

This such a beautiful card. I love all of it - the image of the butterfly, the colouring and, of course, that lovely sparkle!!

Jaclyn Miller said...

Oh wow, this card is beautiful!

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card and great idea to use masking tape and embossing powder this way!

Dorothy C. said...

Sparkle lung? You're too funny and your card is very pretty. SU was my introduction to paper crafting about 6 years ago. Thanks for sharing.

lotte chew said...

WOW!!! this is gorgeous!!!!

Carol said...

No! I did not know about Dazzling Diamond Dust! Thanks for listing the link....must try...soon! Your card is soooo pretty!

cindy said...

Sensational! Very pretty card.

Cath said...

Hey Michelle! Thanks for entering the Card Creations: Favorite Occasions Week Thank You Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Seleise said...

gorgeous technique and beautiful card. Love your blog title!