Sunday, March 23, 2008

Artistic Outpost~Happiness

This fabulous butterfly is from one of ArtisticOutpost 's two newest sheets, Happiness. I fell in love with these sets as soon as I saw them. This butterfly image is incredibly detailed! Use a firm pad when you stamp with it, unless you want a less filigreed look. I need to get more of these trendy felt flowers, I think this is the last of mine, and I really like the texture they add to a project. I only had a few, they came in a stamping kit from Self-Addressed this summer. The brown flowers are punches I punched out of scraps while visiting my sis in Denver. She has more punches than anyone, so I always use them when I see her! The flowers were not in the right color, so I smooshed them into my Chestnut Roan chalk pad. Don't be afraid to make what you have work. I can get caught up in trend lust, and I have to remind myself that I don't have to own everything ever invented for paper crafting. Most of us go back to what we love anyway, no matter how much stuff we have. I think today is a good day to get perspectives in order, don't you? If you know anything about the Resurrection, spend a minute thinking about the perspectives of the various people involved. He is risen!

9 comments:

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card! I love those felt flowers!! So you punched out the brown ones with just a regular punch?! I guess I never thought of that...sometimes my Marvy punches don't cleanly punch through cardstock...hmm...I've have to try it out. I did hear that you can punch through aluminum foil to sharpen up punches..

Lauren said...

The texture of the card is amazing. The layout is great too!

Toni said...

What a stunning butterfly! The more heavy feel & texture of the felt flowers really emphasizes the lightness & laciness of the b'fly ... I love the crystals you added to it, too. I need to go really really check out Artistic Outpost.

Heather said...

Beautiful card- I especially love the flower embellishment.

Carolyn King said...

very pretty. love the pop of red and those flower accents!

Robyn said...

This is perfect.

Teresa K. said...

It really is beautiful - the texture makes it so elegant. Thank you for sharing.

How did the driving test go?

jo said...

This is stunning Carla!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous card Carla!!! I love the color combo and the felt flowers!!!!