Sunday, February 3, 2008

Swirl Garden

This is from SCS's Inspiration Challenge #113. The picture was of a peaceful, beachy living room from Zara Home. It was GORGEOUS and just looking at it made me a trifle unsatisfied with my living room! Well, at least it motivated me to call in the troops and get the LR cleaned up. Come on over, I won't just immediately expire from house humiliation, but hurry, clean things don't last around here!

About the card: This was my first time to use my new set, Swirl Garden from Creative Play Stamps. I wish you could see how beautiful this butterfly looks embossed in Iridescent Ice EP! I had a picture that showed the sparkle better, but it didn't show the pretty details of the stamp as well. I dipped the butterfly in VersaMark, then Sahara Sand dye ink. You can do this with any of your dye ink pads and clear or sheer EP's-I do it all the time! The swirl behind the butterfly is actually a sprig, or a small tree. I think it's cool that it can be used for both, and I am not finished playing with it, that's for sure! The paper is Barely Banana, SS, and Spring Flowers DP. The tag was a gift with order from when I ordered my Artistic Outpost stamps. See below post for pics of their stamps. I also used SU! oval punches, and Taupe grosgrain, the satin ribbon says Wang's on the spool, I've probably had it for nine or 10 years! The brads, I don't know, but I THINK Hot Off The Press, because they sell a lot of color families, and this package has other coordinating colors in it.


Toni said...

My Beloved Aunt Judy would kill for this - she's a butterfly freak. It's cool that you're sharing your techniques - I need that help more than anything else!

Jenn said...

What a great card!!! I love the colors.
Just wanted to come by and say HI!!!! I just joined SBS11.

Jenn SBS11

jo said...

That's just so pretty and elegant!