23 May 2010

IBFS Butterfly

Well, my MIL has definitely received her card, so its safe to post here. :)

I received my order from IBFS and wanted to use this graceful butterfly stamp called Butterfly Rose Collage. I stamped it on glossy with Staz-On and used my SU markers to color the image. Yes, you read right, my SU markers! I haven't used them in ages, in fact, my DS uses them more than I do now that I have some Copic markers. ;)

I used an oval Nestie to cut the center out of the vellum. I sprayed the vellum with Pearl Glimmer mist and it curled much worse than I anticipated. I had to flatten it out under some heavy binders. That only helped a little. I used the CB corners and attached with mini black brads to attach the vellum. I still had some curl in the vellum so I had to try to glue down edges under the corners. Yes, this card was a bit trying, but worth it in the end I believe. The vellum looks better IRL I believe with the shimmer from the Glimmer Mist. It took so long to get the results that I had in my head it ended up being sent late. So glad I have a sweet MIL!

I almost forgot to mention that the card sketch I used is this month's current sketch challenge over at Rubber Stamp Chat. Check it out, some Smeared Ink rubber is being offered up to this month's winner!