Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Be Inspired #7


It's another inspiration challenge from Beate! I've had this black glossy cardstock that I picked up a while ago and never used. I thought it would work well for this challenge. It DOES work well, but I found it impossible to keep from getting little specks of embossing powder everywhere. The oil from your fingers makes it stick to the glossy cardstock so easily. I stamped these images so many times to try to get a "cleaner" version, but perfect just wasn't happening. LOL The set is the Patterned Bugs set from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from the Flutter By set from Paper Pretties. You can't tell so much from the photograph because of the lighting, but the black glossy cardstock is mounted on metallic gold cardstock. The large butterfly's wings are mounted with dimensionals for a 3d effect. Be sure and check out what Beate, Danielle Lounds, Dawn McVey, Jenn Balcer, Silke Ledlow and Susan Roberts came up with for today. I'm sure they will be gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Patterned Bugs (Inkadinkado), Flutter By (Paper Pretties); Paper- black glossy cardstock, gold (DCWV Metallic Stack); Ink- Versamark; Accessories- gold embossing powder, black organdy ribbon (Darice), gold brads (Making Memories)

15 comments:

Janine said...

Just beautiful!! That set is so nice to use!

Melissa said...

Woo-hooo! Fab-u-lous!

Silke said...

Wow beautiful card - I love the embossing!!! Great take on the challenge!!!

Alexandra said...

I don't think it's perfect, I think it's beautiful!!! Gorgeous job on the challenge Charmaine!! *STAMPIN HUS* Alex

Bethany Paull said...

Oh Charmaine, that is outstanding!!! And here I was thinking that the picture wasn't very inspiring(for me).

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous golden butterflies!! Very striking card, and I LOVE it!!

Heather said...

I love the gold on black- very elegant.

I also find black glossy difficult to work with.

Joan and Amy said...

The card turned out wonderfully....I love it. Joan

Samantha Esqueda said...

Well- I can't see any gold specks- and It is "handmade" and it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Marja Sch said...

Just lovely. Hugs Marja

beate said...

Wow! Charmaine, this looks fantastic!
Waving tired by safely arrived from a cabin in Tennessee!!

Hugs and smiles

Danielle Lounds said...

Oh wow... this just pops! Beautiful!

Donna said...

wow! it's perfect to me-came out fabulous! thanks for my thank you card (post soon on my blog) I LOVE that card!

Jennie Skaggs said...

WOW...this card is very dramatic...love the use of gold. Jennie

Jessie/knightrone said...

Ohhh Charmaine, this is gorgeous!!! Love it!!TFS

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