Monday, September 7, 2009

a butterfly & it's blue

Oh, yeah. How can you not like a blue butterfly? Hi everyone. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend - a long one for those in the U.S.

Today's technique challenge on SCS was an interesting one. We had to make a stamp using fun foam in a cuttlebug embossing folder. I had a hard time getting a good stamped image, since the impression in the fun foam was so slight. I finally just decided to go with what I had.

I used the stamp I made and stamped on a piece of cream cardstock with tea dye distress ink and then die cut it with the largest labels four nestabilities die and sponged the edge with vintage photo distress ink.

I stamped a Gina K butterfly on white cardstock and sponged tempting turquoise and brilliant blue ink on it and then cut it out.

The card base is creamy caramel, with the edges sponged with vintage photo.

I inked my favorite Penny Black flower with markers and then misted with water and stamped on the ballet blue layer. I punched the corners with a ticket corner punch, sponged the edges and added faux stitching with a white gel pen.

I cut a strip of brilliant blue and scalloped the edges with a scallop border punch and added some white doodling.

When I glued on the label shape, I let it hang off the edge and then trimmed it off, flipped it around and glued it over the straight edge for a fun extra layer.

The white brads probably should have been dark blue, but by the time I realized they weren't going to show up, I'd already put the card together.

What's in it?
stamps: blush (Penny Black), take flight (Gina K), homemade fun foam stamp
ink: jet black stazon, brilliant blue, tempting turquoise, chocolate chip, always artichoke, tea dye & vintage photo distress inks (Ranger)
paper: creamy caramel, ballet blue, cream, whisper white, brilliant blue
other; white gel pen, white brads, cuttlebug, finial press embossing folder, labels four nestabilities die (Spellbinders), sponge, sponge daubers, water mister, ticket corner punch, scallop border punch, foam tape

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be blessed.


Starla said...

Interesting technique. I need to give it a try sometime. Love all the blues!!

Jen said...

Gorgeous card, interesting technique. I don't have any fun foam but should grab some to give this a try. thanks for the inspiration.

Beth Norman said...

What a lovely card. The technique sounds very fun.

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow...lvoe how you folded the die cut! ingenious

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is lovely, Melody! I love the bright blue butterfly and faux stitching. Really wonderful!

Rosella said...

What a great card!