Monday, July 27, 2009

Basic Butterfly

My wonderful husband gave me a day of stamping today, so I've been holed up in the basement all morning playing with my new stuff! It's been a long time since I've participated in any challenges, so that was my goal today! I'll post the cards I came up with throughout the week.

For this card, I combined two challenges: Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge (WSC90), hosted by Laurie this week, and Stamp Something's Bug's, Butterflies and Other Winged Somethings Challenge.

I know this was sketch was supposed to be a square card, but I altered it to standard card size so I can mail it easily if I need to.

I pulled out some Nouveau Chic designer series paper (isn't it gorgeous?) and paired it with Basic Gray for this card. I inked the edges of the dsp with to give them some texture and used the Ticket Corner punch for the corners. I wrapped some Whisper White Taffeta ribbon around the whole thing.

For the butterfly, I used my Beautiful Butterflies bigz die. The top layer is Whisper White, stamped with the flower stamp from Razzle Dazzle in Basic Gray (I stamped it off first). Then I used the Dazzling Diamond Dust technique with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. I layered that onto a Basic Gray butterfly and put some Pewter brads from the Vintage Brads collection through them both. I attached them to the card with dimensionals.

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched with the Word Window punch and layered to a Basic Gray piece that I punched with the Modern Label punch.

This card was a bit of a departure for me colour-wise! I've been making a lot of bright cards with In Colors lately, so it was nice to use some neutrals for this one. Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,


Diane said...

This is sooo pretty, Shannon. I wasn't really taken with that paper at first, but I'm starting to see some beautiful cards with it and yours is exceptional. I love the butterfly and hardware touches. A lovely card.

Allison said...

How cool is this? Love the color palette here!