Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Blush Butterflies

This was for today's Sketch Challenge on SCS.
I wasn't able to upload until this evening. I used my Polka Dots & Petals set for the very first time, if you can believe that! I stamped it on top of the striped paper in VersaMagic Red Brick and Jumbo Java. All of the patterned paper is Basic Grey Blush. . .I just LOVE it! I've tried to use more patterned paper recently, mainly because I have a lot of it. . .especially scraps! I really like stamping line art images on patterned paper for a "quick fix" since you don't have to color it in or line up the "filler" stamp. I added ribbon and "bling" to the butterflies to give them some dimension, as well as mounting them with dimensionals. I used the small oval punch and extended the oval by cutting a strip of paper to fit through the punch so that only ONE end gets punched. The other end is through the "hole" of the punch, if that makes sense. On a side note, I was browsing some of my favorite blogs while waiting for this to upload and saw that Allison stamped these butterflies on the SAME patterned paper! Isn't it uncanny how that happens? I guess it's not THAT uncanny if you have the same stamps and the same papers, but the chances of picking two of the same supplies and combining them in the same way! Maybe I'm just easily amazed! LOL You can check out her gorgeous card here. Allison was using an ad as inspiration for the card she made. Thanks for visiting and have a good night! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Butterfly Kisses, Polka Dots and Petals; Ink- VersaMagic in Red Brick and Jumbo Java; Paper- Basic Grey Blush; Accessories- grosgrain ribbon, small oval punch, paper piercer, bling from Walmart.

17 comments:

Bethany Paull said...

I love how you stamped on the paper for the background. And those ribbon knots look GREAT on your butterflies.

Allison said...

Charmaine this is so awesome (and way better than mine!). Thanks for the shout-out!

chelemom said...

Charmaine,

This is beautiful! I love your choice of colors!

Melissa said...

I never would have thought to add the ribbon on the butterflies - what a great idea!

Shanismom said...

beautiful card. love all the different pp.

beate said...

Charmaine, this is soooo beautiful! I love it. Have a wonderful day!!!

Michelle said...

Fantastic card! I love how you made your sentiment layer with the oval punch. I've got to try that!

Julie said...

Pretty card - those butterflies are really calling me . . . :) Love how you combined everything and made it work beautifully!

gremhog said...

adore the addtion of the flat ribbon bows!

Michelle said...

Ohhhhhhh....love it, love the colors...you are so very talented, I cannot wait to get my stamp sets from Papertrey.

Marie said...

This is so pretty!! I love everything about it. TFS!

Scrapbook 'Freubelen' said...

Charmaine this is so beautiful!!!!!

marja

Diane (djluvs2stamp on SCS) said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors, I think I need to get me some of that paper! Thanks for sharing!

scrapstampindiva said...

supah card charmaine!

Angie Z. said...

Oh this is a beauty! Love that paper and what a great bkgrd!
~Angie

Bettina said...

Beautiful butterflies - and I love how you stamped your background. I have all this striped paper (hoarding again!) and now I can jazz it up! Thanks for the great ideas.

GinaP said...

wow, this is stunning! What a rich classy look this has... nice job!

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