Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy Hip Hop!!

Welcome to another week of fabulous Unity and Ippity DT inspiration better known as

Hip Hop!!

If you have noticed that I haven't posted as much this week, it's because I have been indulging in some household projects.  The office that Tom used to have is now going to be my son's new room and Ricky's old room is now the guest room.  It couldn't come at a better time because my daughter Leah will be spending a month home with me before she starts Vet School in the fall!

Maria has created another sketch for us to use this week!!  It is really cool and worked out perfectly for the tutorial that I have for you on the Ippity blog.  So after you finish visiting all the blogs be sure to end the Hop at the Ippity blog to see my tutorial on

Using your Ippity Stamps to Dry Emboss


Here is the great sketch... it's sketch HHSC10, so when you play along with it this week, please add that keyword when you upload it to the SCS Gallery!


The butterflies you see here are from the new Now and Always set, but instead of stamping them I have dry embossed them.  The tutorial on how I did this is on the Ippity blog!


The sentiment  and frame around the butterflies come from the Just Wanted to Say set.  I decided to make another card for this week's Hippity Hop challenge to create a card for the Operation Write Home Organization.  I hope you will join me in creating a card to send to soldiers so they can send them back home to their loved ones!  To qualify for a chance at this week's prize, you have until Sunday night to submit your card, but we are keeping the challenge open for donations until June 14th.


Can you see on this view how the embossing is raised up?  I used chalk to color the butterflies and emphasize the embossing.


I hand drew the butterflies antenna and added the red rhinestones for the head.  The ribbon is some I had in my stash but do not remember where I got it from!

I hope you like the way I used my stamps today and if you want to learn how I did it, be sure to check out the Ippity blog. You will be directed there from Maria's blog at the end of the Hop.

But in the meantime. please visit Lisa Arana's amazing blog for some more Ippity inspiration!

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Thanks so much for stopping by and I will see you tomorrow for with my Friends with Flair post!  As soon as I have some household pictures to share with you, I will post them here!  :-)

21 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

awesome TAKE on the SKETCH! I really struggled w this one, myself. Happy Hip Hop day, my sweet friend. Hope you are doing well and i've been thinking of you!

Agata said...

Great take on the sketch! ANd I love this stamp embossing!

lynn said...

love your embossing, kelly:)

jennifer mitten said...

Great card - can't wait to learn this technique!

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are awesome and just love your take on the sketch and that embossing just adds that special touch. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maria Levine said...

Great job with the sketch!! Beautiful and bright!

Lisa H. said...

this just blows me away. you are so cretive and clever, never would have thought to do this. great work with the sketch, too!

JPScraps said...

Love the card. It's beautiful!

Eva said...

Kelly, I can't believe you dry embossed using the stamps...there you go again being clever and I LOVE this idea!!! And what a fabulous take on the sketch, too!!! Love it!

dahlhousedesigns said...

Super card!!! I love how you used the sketch and then you went and dry embossed! Wonderful!

lisa a.

Lacey said...

sweet card tfs :)

Stephanie Zito said...

Amazing card Kelly! Sounds like you've been busy! Can't wait to see some pics of all your hard work! Have a wonderful day!

Angie Blom said...

WOW stunning. love the embossing and can't wiat to try this technique, it has been a long time since I did any dry embossing. Hope you have a great weekend. Xx

Ola said...

Your card is amazing!

Thanks so much for sharing!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Heather said...

Very pretty!

CharityHand said...

This is super cute! Love the layout.

Schnauzermom said...

What a bright happy card!!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this Kelly such a great take on the sketch and I love the embossed butterflies!!!

stampjourney said...

Absolutely fabulous idea about dry embossing with a template from wonderful Ippity stamps! You rock!

My Angel said...

Gorgeous Card Kelly, Love your butterflies & how you embossed them!! Nice job!

BishopsMommie said...

love love love your butterflies..cool stuff