Thursday, February 18, 2010

Enjoy Life

This is the card I made as a sample for SCS Color Combinations #258: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, and Soft Suede. When I first got the colors I had no idea what to do. But since the twist was to use a critter of some kind, that got me thinking. These colors said "elegance" to me, so either a bird or a butterfly was my thinking. I love the shape of this Inkadinkado butterfly so I pulled him out and stared at him. Plum, huh? OK, now to go through patterned paper to see what I had that would work. I found this MME paper that I'd gotten at Michaels a while back just 'cause it was purty :) Glad I did.

First of all, I stamped the butterfly on vellum with Versamark and then Soft Suede inks, and heat embossed with clear fine detail embossing powder. Then I took my neglected SU! marker in Perfect Plum, colored all the un-embossed areas, and then wiped it off with a paper towel. Then I cut it out and added flat back pearls for the body.

I'm using Sweet Sunday Sketch #56 and two stamps from PTI's Life set for the sentiment. More pearls and silk ribbon from Sharon Johnson's store was all it needed to finish it off..

Thanks for stopping by today--I hope you'll get a chance to play in the color challenge this week! Tomorrow I'll be back with a new Stamp Simply challenge. It's a cutie ;)

Stamps: butterfly (Inkadinkado); Life (PTI)
Paper: Soft Suede, Pale Plum, Perfect Plum (SU!); Carefree Graceful/Pattern Petite, Carefree Adorable/Adoring Print (MME)
Ink: Versamark; Soft Suede (SU!)
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Classic Circle and Scalloped Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinder); border/corner punch (Martha Stewart); 3M foam squares, flat back pearls (craft store); fine detail clear embossing powder (Judikins); heat gun; SU! markers; ribbon (May Arts)


  1. Hi Barbara, wondered where the soft suede color was, then I read on. Your butterfly is so pretty and love the colors, yes, very elegant! Lacy edges and DP are so beautiful too! Rosy

  2. Stunning, Barbara! Those punched frames are gorgeous, and the white ribbon against all that purple is so dramatic!

  3. Barbara, this card is really beautiful! I love the color and the border and fabulous butterfly!!

  4. WOW so so beautiful. The colour is perfect and the butterfly is so glam
    love tasha xx


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