Simon Says Stamp and Show blog has a challenge this week: For the Love of Sparkle. The projects on this blog are vintage inspired. Here is my contribution.


I stamped a Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp “Holiday Collections” on card stock. I stamped the image using Distress Embossing Ink. Using Ranger’s distress embossing powders dropped into the areas I wanted color, I heat embossed the stamped image. This was a technique I saw Tim Holtz demonstrate at one of his workshops. I finished the by coloring with Distress Inks. I then mounted the piece onto pearlized copper colored card stock and attached at the corner with cooper wire.

Here is a closer look.



Today it’s butterflies, stamped, cut out by hand or die cut. I have more of these winged creature stamps than I can use in my lifetime. What is the attraction? If you have the answer, let me know. Enjoy.

Flutter One

This card was done by die cutting several layers of tissue paper with Papertrey Ink’s butterfly die and then stamped over with a matching stamp. Each butterfly was finished off with a button and embrodery floss. ┬áThe center die is Half and Half, also by PTI. The flower boarder is a Memory Box die.



The specimen jar stamp is by Paper Doll Art. To give the appearance of glass I filled in the jar with Diamond Glaze. The large butter fly is a Studio 490 stamp cut out by hand and attached .

I Live to Dance

The last card is experimenting I did to make my own collage stamp. By masking and stamping 5 different stamps I created my dancing girl. I painted the image with Twinkling H2O’s but it’s hard to see the shimmer in the photo.