Saturday, July 19, 2008

Butterflies In the Air Everywhere

I saw a blog banner similar to this somewhere and couldn't get it out of my mind. Then I saw the stamp I wanted for it on Impression-Obsession with their new stamps and had to try it.

First I ran half of the white cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The stamp is Butterfly Group by Impression-Obsession and was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold, then painted with Twinkling H2O's. The pearly areas on the butterflies were done using Rangers White Opal Liquid Pearls.

The words, Just A Note, also by Impression-Obsession, were stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on an EK Success punched 1" white circle. Then it was mounted on Curious Metallics Caramel text paper by Arjo Wiggins Company. I used my Magic Matter to draw the edge around the white cardstock on the Caramel paper. I used the same Curious Metallics Caramel cardstock as the frame around the White card front. The pearls are by Mark Richards. The ribbon is from Michaels and I don't remember where I got the faux pearl buckle. I have had it for eons.

(CARDSTOCK TIP - I order TEXT 80 lb. weight in metallic papers whenever possible because I usually end up using them as background papers and text is cheaper and thinner and just as easy to use. In some cases it is easier.) Of course, I also make all of my card fronts separate and mount on either Domtar White, or other cardstocks by Neenah Papers that are 8.5X5.5 folded in half. That way if I screw up a card front it doesn't cost me a whole 8.5X5.5 piece of paper. Most white and off-white cardstock is cheaper than colors, embossed, or metallic, etc.

Thanks for stopping by "the blog" to look, and if you ever have questions, please don't hesitate to ask by emailing me. My email is located in the right side bar of this page.





Jackie said...

That's just beautiful! I love the way you colored those butterflies, they are gorgeous.

Terri said...

Very pretty. Love the butterflies.

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