Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Great Impressions Stamps | Hello Butterfly

Happy New Year! Welcome to my first post of 2013 for Great Impressions Stamps. I am delighted to be here for another 6 month term. 

This week I pulled out Great Impressions Stamps Tiger Swallowtail. And what a beautiful stamp to work with. I used Copic markers and a touch of Stickles, cut out the image, and popped it up with pop dots to create dimension. Although I had a hard time getting this card from a single stamped image to the finish product. I initially stamped the butterfly three times onto white cardstock, colored each one a different color, then tried to make the three butterflies work on this card. I moved them around, arranged them differently, then finally got frustrated and took the pink and blue ones off... then my "ah-ha" moment came: one is better than three. The single butterfly looks great and the other two butterflies landed in my scraps pile. And that is how my 20 minute card turned into a 90 minute card. :-)

Anywho, I think it turned out pretty darn cute:

   (Supplies - Stamps: (Great Impressions Stamps) Tiger Swallowtail. Cardstock: (Hero Arts) Pool, (Avery Elle) Kraft. Patterned Paper: (My Mind's Eye.... I think. It was a mixed manufacturer pack). Washi Tape: (October Afternoon) Witch Hazel. Letter Stickers: (BasicGrey). Ribbon: (Stampin' Up!) Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding. Gems: Hero Arts.)

Seam binding might be my favorite ribbon to work with. It is so light and doesn't weigh the card down. I like that it adds softness to a card with a lot of harsh points (the patterned paper) and colors (black washi tape & gems).

Make sure to check out the Great Impressions Stamps blog on the 6th for our new challenge! 

Have a great week! 



Sherry C said...

Beautiful card!

Jennifer Grace said...

Aw, it's lovely, that blue colour is just stunning! And one butterfly does look perfect. I always have to tell myself not to try and put too much on my cards. x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!

Dess V said...

Love it! The colours, butterfly, everything! I like all your projects. They are all inspirational!