As much as I love watching the snow and it's pretty on the ground, I must say that I'm quickly getting ready to see spring. It's snowing again this morning, although the weatherman has predicted less than 1" accumulation. I certainly hope their right. Anyway, happy Monday! The card I have to show this morning is for Splitcoast's Saturday inspiration challenge. I actually finished it about 1:00 this morning, but didn't upload, because I was falling asleep.
I got some new toys this week, several of the new cuttlebug embossing folders and two combination die/embossing folders. I used one the combo sets - a butterfly, but I only used the die to cut a chipboard butterfly. When I started to make my card for this challenge, I was going in a completely different direction, but I didn't like the result, so I started over. I'm really happy with the way this one turned out.
I started in the upper left with the ribbon. I didn't actually weave it, just glued one piece down, then another. The order in which they were glued results in a somewhat woven look.
After cutting the butterfly from a piece of chipboard (probably from the back of a tablet) with my cuttlebug, I inked it with brilliance pearlescent ice blue, then heat set it to dry. I stamped the small swirl from priceless on one wing with brown stazon. I should have used black, but didn't feel like digging it out of my bag. Anyway, the brown wasn't dark enough, so I carefully went over the lines with a black pigma marker. I decided I wanted the blue a bit brighter, so I sponged the edges with brilliant blue classic ink. I added some rhinestones for a little bling and balance.
After deciding how I wanted the rest of the layout, I stamped the sentiment from a new sale-a-bration set in basic black and the swirl in white craft ink. The butterfly was adhered to the card with mounting tape. At this point, I could have quit, but decided that a little extra bling never hurt, so I glued some rhinestones on the ribbon. This card looks a lot simpler than the designing process took.
stamps: Friendship Blooms, Priceless (SU)
ink: brilliant blue, basic black, white craft, Brilliance pearlescent ice blue
paper: very vanilla, basic black, creamy caramel
other: chipboard, rhinestones, chocolate, bluebird & taupe 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, cuttlebug, cb butterfly die, mounting tape
I'm supposed to have a class tonight, so I hope the snow stops. I need to go get my supplies ready.
I'm so glad you stopped by. Have a wonderful day.