Saturday, March 7, 2009

Hello Embossed Butterfly Card

I don't recommend this as a regular solution to losing one's mojo, but in this case, it worked for me! I went to Joann's last night to have a look around and hopefully get inspired. Well, they have put out new Inkadinkado clear stamp sets and I fell in love! It helped that the sets were 40% off!

I picked up a set called Gem Stone Insects (98846). In this set are some gorgeous butterflies and I think I've made clear my love of butterflies. I have found a new butterfly stamp that I love, love, love!

The design of the card was inspired by this monochromatic white card by Denise of The Paper Landscaper blog. I hope you like this one as much as I do!

I am so tickled at how the butterfly came out! I stamped it with Versamark onto vellum. Then I carefully heat embossed white embossing powder and cut it out. I kept seeing blue and white in my head, so I used a blue Bic Mark-it marker and colored in some of the open areas. Then I wondered what Prisma glitter added to it might look like. So I added liquid glue with my Quickie glue pen and sprinkled Prisma glitter over the glue. I bent the wings up just a bit and adhered it to the blue oval. Did I mention that I LOVE how this turned out? LOL Thanks for the card design inspiration, Denise (like she's gonna read my blog...)!
Cardstock: White, Heavenly Blue (CTMH)
Stamps: Gem Stone Insects (Inkadinkado)
Tools/Accessories: vellum, Versamark ink, white embossing powder, heat gun, Prisma Glitter (CTMH) Oval and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch, Ribbon (Wal-Mart), Blue (Bic Mark-it pen)


And that does it for me today! Thanks SO much for stopping by! I am hoping to get to make something tomorrow, so check back and see if the mojo stays with me...



Anke said...

I am first, I am first!!! I l.o.v.e this card, boy is that ever gorgeous!!!! I can't believe you much I like this. You cannot possibly send this to anybody (except for me :)). Mount it on a frame or something. Wow!

judy anderson said...

No no Anke you may be first however age before beauty so it is MINE!!! This card actually took my breath away. As I gasped my hubby thought something serious was wrong. no just beautiful!!!!!!!

This card is a very worthy blog candy.

Kathi Carlson said...

I do believe you've outdone yourself with this one. What a pretty butterfly!! As for the retail therapy, I certainly understand. You may have noticed a few new stamps/supplies/tools mentioned on my blog this week ... Girls just gotta have fun! LOL. Hope your mojo lasts even though I don't know if it can get any better!!!

Laurel said...

Very pretty!

Barb W said...

Oh! Now this one is just gorgeous! So so pretty! Man! I was planning to not purchase any new stamp sets this year. And then you show me this! I really *need* this set in my collection. Really. ;D

p-inks said...

ooooooooooo Jeanne this is BEAUTIFUL!

Sarah said...

wow now that is AMAZING!!!

Kim Burmeister said...

GORGEOUS! This butterfly is soooo pretty! I love it!

Erica said...

very pretty!! You guessed it...the treasure box. iused to design team stuff with them..and quit cuz it's too much on my plate. but when i was in there she asked me to come i just might start again!