16 January 2009

The Fairy and the Butterfly

I'm sure you've all heard of Jen de Muro's blog tart (if not just click on the link.) Well, I've been thinkin' and thinkin' (feelin' like Whinny the Poo here) about the card to send. I'm sure it shouldn't have been this difficult! LOL! I wanted to use this new stamp set I bought from Treehouse Stamps called Beautiful Fairies (Inkadinkado). (To see Ashley's Fairy go here.)

I just love fairies, butterflies and unicorns. I guess the idea of being able to fly freely and the touch of the magical intrigue me. Anyway, about the card. The blue and green background was a Technique Junkie background called Color Pop (Dec 08- Jan 09 issue) that I had lying around and I loved the colors (Bashful Blue & Sage Shaddow.) I didn't want to use white so I went with Blush Blossom and stamped my fairy with Tuxedo Black (Momento) and heat set (because my COPIC started to smudge the ink.) The wings have two different Stickles colors. I used my largest scallop oval and sponged around using both Bashful Blue and Sage Shaddow. The the butterfly was punched with my Martha Stewart butterfly punch, then I used three colors of Stickles, (two were Distress stickles.) I rolled up a mini glue dot and placed it under the body of the butterfly to adhere it to the card, but still allow the wings to be free.

I really like how this turned out. I am keeping it sentiment-less so that the University can use it however they need to.

Stamps: Beautiful Fairies (inkadinkado); Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), various COPICs, Sage Shaddow, Bashful Blue; Paper: Blush Blossom, glossy, vellum; Accessories: corner rounder (SU), glue, reinkers, sponge, Stickles, butterfly punch, Scallop oval nestiblilites, CB.