Monday, March 8, 2010
I used stamps from 2 Artistic Outpost sets for this card: Happiness and Serenity.
First, I created the paper behind the butterfly using a stamp from Serenity. (see photo below of stamp images) I stamped it with a new Distress ink called Bundled Sage over white card stock. Then I overstamped it with the same stamp using Distress Spun Sugar. I sprayed a light coat of Candlelight Glimmer Mist over it and added Antique Linen around the edges.
The verse is stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.
I also stamped the butterfly with Black Onyx. I used watercolor and Spica markers to color it. It's mounted with foam under the wings to give it dimension. I drew the antennae with a fine tip marker.
(sorry the photo and stamping aren't the best) I masked the little butterfly when I inked the verse for my card.
The big butterfly is part of a larger stamp. I simply cut out the butterfly. The 2 center images show the stamp and ink colors that I used to create the patterened paper.
I used the same stamp with Versamark to add a faint pattern to the card front.
The looped edge.....isn't it pretty?.....was created with 2 Martha Stewart punches. One cuts the corner and the other punches the edge. Sorry, but I don't remember the name of it. The mat was cut from a piece of an old manilla file folder. I added a touch of Antique Linen to the edges.
Check out this post on the Artistic Outpost blog for their birthday celebration! Submit a birthday themed project for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate! Check the AO blog for more details.
"March is a party month at Artistic Outpost! One of the owners and THREE of our design team members are having birthdays this month. Happy Birthday, Shelley, Lisa, Gerrie and Shelly! Matter a fact, they all share the same birthday!
We are also helping our friends over at Gingersnap Creations celebrate their first birthday with some Artistic Outpost Blog Candy*. Gingersnap Creations is a collaborative blog for stampers and mixed media artists."
Wishing you time enough to stamp today!
Enjoy each moment!