Sunday, May 23, 2010

JUST A NOTE - Embellish Magazine Color & Butterfly Challenge (Sponsored by Skipping Stones)

I have used this color combination earlier this year in preparing for a Father's Day card class coming up in June. So when I came across the Embellish Magazine Color Challenge I just had to do it. I love the color combination, but there doesn't seem much call to use it. So I'm challenging myself to see if I can create a more feminine card with these colors.
I came across a leaf embossed green Bassill paper that I have had for a while and thought that this was a great opportunity to use it.  As I pulled out supplies that might work for this project I thought that if I wanted to feminize these colors that perhaps a more contemporary look with lots of sparkle and bling would do the trick.I found a more modern flourish that would lend itself nicely to adding green rhinestones. I stamped it with black ink and heat embossed it with clear powder to give it a very shiny look adding to that 'bling' look. The ribbon flower is fiddly work when working with 1/8th inch ribbon. I made a stitch every 1 and 3/4 inches and glued the black button in the center. Now, for the black butterfly! I wish that you could actually see it because the photo does not do it justice. I cut the butterfly from black cardstock using the Cuttlebug butterfly die and embossed it with one of the corresponding folders. After spraying adhesive on it I then applied Martha Stewart's Black Onyx glitter. Wow! Is it ever incredible. I recently decided that when I make a card that I would make at least four at the same time - if time doesn't allow putting them all together, then at least I've made myself a kit and I can more quickly put the card together later. In the following photo you can see that I made some envelopes for these 4 & 1/4 inch square cards - they have a black pattern inside.

If you want a closer look just click on the image. Hope you all had as much fun on this challenge as I did.


Edna Morrisedie said...

This came together realy nicely, great elements, and I love the shiny black fly!

Ayana Posadas said...

Wow! I love your ribbon flower!
So very creative! :)

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Great card design! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!