Monday, April 29, 2013

A New Favorite Card!

Hi all! Please don't fall over in shock that I have blogged a whole two days in a row! I am using this as the ultimate in procrastination from studying. It's not a good situation but I am really disliking the class so to force myself to do the work, I allow myself X amount of stamping time after I finish X amount of school work. Needless to say, I've been doing a lot the end of this semester so I have more cards to show! 

This one is inspired by a card I saw at Vicki Burdick's blog, It's a Stamp Thing. I really like her cards but we have very different styles. She does very elaborate work and as much as I try to emulate that style sometimes, I'm a clean and simple girl at heart. You know how they tell you to accessorize by adding everything you want and then take away one thing to get the perfect balance? I find that I have to finish everything the way that I think looks great and then find one more thing to ADD so that it doesn't look UNfinished. 

I think I nailed it with this card! It seems a good, clean and simple card with just one accent added to make it look finished. And I LOVE how those butterflies turned out. I forgot how much I liked coloring with reinkers and an blender pen. This color combination is a new favorite for sure.

I hope you like it too!

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Punch Posy 
Paper: Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, UR Sweet DSP (long retired)
Ink: Versamark, Taken with Teal, markers
Accessories: two tags die, hemp twine, postage stamp punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, rich razzleberry stiched ribbon, hexagon embossing folder

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card and coloring. Love the hexie background too.