Monday, February 18, 2008

Snowing... again!

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.


Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh that is gorgeous! LOVE how you weaved your ribbon too! Really nice touch-Im loving that butterfly!

Susan (rainy) said...

Melody this is fabulous! Your ribbon work on this is so cool.

Diane Lapointe said...

Oh this is so nice!!!! Love what you've done with the ribbon!!!