Saturday, August 16, 2014

Compendium Challenge 9 Stamps & Framelits

I'm always so excited for the reveal of a new Compendium of Curiosities Challenge! Challenge #9 is Stamps and Framelits and can be found on page 63 in the Compendium of Curiosities Volume III book. You can check out all the details about this great challenge at the end of my post.


Meanwhile, I decided on a pop-up card for this challenge using Sizzix Pop-n-Cuts dies.


The card measures 5" x 5" and features the "French Flight" Sizzix Framelits set. The "technique" is shown here on the front. I'm still a big fan of the old Vintage Shabby paper stash and knew it would be the perfect choice and blue for this theme.



With the exception of the pop of red inside, the overall color scheme is blues with touches of black. I think it's rather French indeed.



To really get the most out of this great framelits set, I went beyond the technique and tried a few things I'd like to share with you. First, rather than adhere the "technique" butterflies right to the card front, I thought I'd cut out the same butterfly shapes from my background paper. I saved the cut-out pieces for the inside of my card. Then I adhered the background paper to my black cardstock base.



The black cardstock base shows through, giving it a bit of drama. I bent and curved the wings to my butterflies and adhered them to the black spaces. 



I cut the Eiffel Tower twice: once after stamping onto some of the blue Vintage Shabby paper and once from black card stock which serves as a sort of drop shadow. I popped it up with foam tape then added the fragment, letters and charm.



I grabbed some Botanical Remnant Rubs and cut apart some small pieces.



And rubbed them onto the butterflies for the inside.



The diamond pattern will be the perfect place to write a personal message.


Okay, now it's YOUR turn. The hardest part is deciding which Framelits set to use!


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Do you have the fabulous Compendium of Curiosities Vol. III book by Tim Holtz? (the master of all things vintage and distressed.) If not, you can find one at your local craft store, scrapbook store, or you can get a signed copy by Tim himself by going here. 

You can find all the CC3 Challenge details and FAQs here.  The lovely Linda Ledbetter is our hostess of this fun series of challenges, and all you have to do to participate is create your project, and upload to her site. Be sure, though, to read through all the FAQs so you're eligible to win...

We're working our way through this fantastic book of techniques and tips, and challenging you to join in the fun. This round's challenge is sponsored by the great folks at Inspiration Emporium who have a fabulous gift voucher to give away to one lucky random winner. Also, the Curiosity Crew's Choice scores a giant prize pack of goodies straight from Tim and Mario!





61 comments:

  1. So clever of you to cut your butterflies out of your base paper and then using the black underneath to look like shadows. I love the colours you have used too.

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  2. Fabulous and wonderful inspiration, love how you used the dies and stamps together! Great card design too!

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  3. Love this, Annette! Ohh la la!

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  4. Stunning card Annette!! Love the blue and black OUI! ")

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  5. So many gorgeous details on this card Annette. Love the framelits flying away on the outside and that gorgeous border. The inside is just as beautiful. The remnant rubs on those fab vintage paper butterflies are amazing. Just stunning. -- Mary Elizabeth

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  6. This is stunning! I love how you created your beautiful butterflies, amazing colors and I love everything about it

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  7. This so does not look like a card...more like a hanging! SO beautiful Annette! Love the color palette the most...oh so French! Gorgeous butterflies too!

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  8. What super ideas you've presented! I love the idea of having an ornately cut card edge, too. Thank you for such inspiration! Now, which set to use for my own work???

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  9. So elegant and beautiful! Love the way you've used the rubs on the b'flies, too... tres chic, my friend!

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  10. Love the colors and gingham effect on top border

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  11. Oh I love your beautiful card, it is so romantic and elegant. I love how you backed with black to add drama and the rub-ons look amazing on the butterflies. A really stunning card! Anne x

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  12. Annette...your pop up card is beautiful! having just been to Paris, I love your Parisian theme with the framelits. It's so pretty. Your dimensional butterflies are so striking and I love the blue colors of your background mixed with the black stamping. Your card interior is gorgeous as well. Love the dark grey striping and the harlequin mixed blue text designs. I also love that you've matted the card with black. That really pops everything so perfectly. Beautiful job on this, Annette! <3 Candy

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  13. Annette I need this set!!! I love what you did with it. Your card is beautiful and dreamy. Love how how popped the butterflies for added drama too!!!

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  14. I just love the shape of your card Annette! perfect for the Paris theme - as well as the lovely blue colors! SO pretty inside and out!

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  15. I love your card, especially the popped up butterflies!

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  16. What a wonderful creation. I Love Paris, hope to go there sometime in the future again.... I don't have any framelits, so sadly I cannot play this time...

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  17. Beautiful card - love all the detals

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  18. Very captive and elegant. I love it Annette. I ordered that stamps/framelist set at the convention and am expectant to receive it soon...

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  19. this is so pretty Annette - gorgeous work - I had a frustrating evening using this set so have come back for some more inspiration! Big hugs rachel x

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  20. Tre French, Annette! :) This is a Gorgeous card and the butterflies are fanciful flights of Awesomeness!! The French Flights Framelits set is Fabulous (say that 5 times fast with crackers in your mouth!) :) I think that'll go on the wish list for sure! Wonderful CC3 #9 creation, Annette! XOXO-Shari T.

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  21. This is beautiful. I absolutely hate the shape of the card and the color palette, it blends so well with the framelits you chose. Everything about this works wonderfully together.

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  22. Love that you cut the butterflies out of the card background itself. The rub-ons on the butterflies are also super cute. Amazing work!

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  23. Gorgeous pop up card Annette...LOVE what you did with the stamps and framelits... Awesome inspiration as always!! Jan x

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  24. This card is absolutely gorgeous. So many little details that add so much to the overall look and feel.

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  25. Love this color combo and your shabby paper stash;; that French Flight Framelit is quite popular!
    Your card is gorgeous!

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  26. I just purchased this set a few days ago, and now I have your lovely card for inspiration.
    Thank you!

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  27. What a beautiful pop-up card, Annette! i love the blue tones and your use of shadows cut from black cardstock. I like the fact that you cut more butterflies from the background paper you made too!

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  28. awesome, I love the remnant rubs on the butterflies, and of course pop-up cards are always so cool!

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  29. Beautiful work with your pop-up card and your blues with a touch of red. Great remnant rubs too.

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  30. ~Sensational design and colours - beautiful make xx

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  31. Anette lovely piece as always! Love the colors and design you added in...

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  32. How stinking cute is your creation... I love those beautiful colours you chose as they just go perfectly with the Framelits... stunning creation hun x

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  33. I love this card so much Annette I am going to have to copy it ! Very clever, gorgeous colours too x

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  34. Wonderful card, Annette! Love how you combined all the papers and stamps! Happy Weekend!

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  35. How cool calm and collected, very frenchified! Beautiful

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  36. Yes, very French indeed!The colors are beautiful, and I find the pop-up cards fascinating. I love how you cut and layered the images on the base. I started thinking of something similar, but just couldn't get where I needed to be! Do you get a "outlining" of the die base?

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  37. Oh this is just gorgeous - love the way that you have cut out in black and shadowed the butterflies wish I'd looked before I did mine !!! I try not to look until mines done

    I've finished mine today and have just added it to the link

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  38. Stunning pop up card! Love the shade of blue that you've chosen and butterflies are so beautiful! BArbarayaya

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  39. This is so different but so beautiful, love it.

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  40. Lovely pop up card, the stamped butterflies look gorgeous combined with the Eiffel Tower. Gorgeous colour too. Tracy x

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  41. Lovely card. My grandaughter would love the theme. I am loving the colors. Great!

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  42. Annette, this is so beautiful. I think you left your heart in Paris, girl. I especially like the way you popped those butterflies right over the negative space. Lovely!!

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  43. Gorgeous card Annette!! Beautiful colours. I think I should buy the butterflies now. Karen.x

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  44. This is a beautiful card Annette! Love your color scheme and those butterflies!

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  45. I love the pop up card .. the colors are cool ! I almost bought that set, but put it down .. I think I'll have to go back and get it :)

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  46. Such a beautiful card. I love the blues and how you used the Framelit. I have to admit that this is not a Framelit I would choose to have in my stash...but you have made me reconsider :)

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  47. Beautiful card with simply gorgeous butterflies!

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  48. this is so pretty!! I love the monochromatic color scheme.

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  49. your card is awesome! love those butterflies.

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  50. Beautiful! Love the blues, pretty design!

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  51. Now that is SO clever what you did with the cut-out frames! I love this; the outside is pretty but the inside is even better!

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  52. This is so pretty Annette ! I love all the different ways the CC have used this die set. It is now at the very top of my wishlist ! x

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  53. Love, love, LOVE this card!! I don't use my Pop-n-Cuts enough and this is a reminder to do so!! Awesome.

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  54. I adore the blue! Such a beautiful match with the set. Just so gorgeous!~kim

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  55. Wow, your pop up card is fabulous Annette! Love the butterflies and the Eiffel Tower is my fave landmark ever. Gorgeous!

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  56. I love the pop up look to your card. The butterflies are beautiful. Your card is really striking!

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  57. Your card is simply Beautiful!!! The layers, the delicate little bow. I love the pop-up.

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  58. Wow! So beautiful. Love the colors!

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