Saturday, September 18, 2010

CPS #184

I decided to skip out on spin class this morning since I went to 1-hour class yesterday and I was going to be helping my friend Robyn move into her new apartment this afternoon. I thought there was going to be some heavy lifting involved, but it turns out that her parents hired movers to do the grunt work and we helped unpack some of the boxes for the apartment. Hooray, another friend in the area!

I had a creative block earlier this week when I was attempting this card sketch (CPS #184). I grew frustrated because there are very many elements to it, but I didn't like the card that I ended up with so I just went to bed. I decided to give it another try today, and I'm so glad that I did because I love this card! It gave me a chance to use the new butterfly punch that I bought yesterday. I wanted the butterflies to be brightly colored so they'd stand out against the kraft cardstock. While rummaging through my scrap pile, I found some yellow and red pieces. Perfect! I stamped a pattern on the yellow paper so that it wouldn't look so boring. Mini glue dots were balled up and placed in the center of the butterfly and their wings were fluffed up to create a 3D look. I was able to use all scraps in this card except for the card base. Hooray for being economical!
Card Specs:
Embossing powder: Personal Stamp Exchange- Black
Embossing ink: VersaMark
Ink: StazOn in Jet Black and Mustard Yellow
Stamps: The Paper Company Studio- Greetings (sentiment), Martha Stewart- Patterns (criss-cross)
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Martha Stewart- Classic Butterfly
White Gel Pen: Inkssentials
Paper: American Crafts-Metropolitan, Me & My Big Ideas- Sugarplum, American Crafts-The Goods Ceremony Paper


Life with Fishlips by AS2Designs said...

I love making cards also - I do a lot of stamping and 3D usage also! These butterflies are just too cute - Great color contrast!

ModredVintage said...

Moving is exercise enough, even if you didn't do any heavy lifting.

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