Sunday, March 29, 2009

Thinking Of You


I made this for a card swap I am in on the CK / Papercrafts site. The theme was to make cards with a "Thinking of You". "Get Well", or "With Sympathy" etc type card. I chose to step out of my comfort zone with this design and did not stamp an image that needed to be colored. Instead the only stamping I have is the sentiment. My focus is more on embossing and I guess maybe what you would call a "scrappy" look. I used a Spellbinders stencil/ die of a butterfly that I doubled wing using black moire cardstock for the bottom wings and vellum for the top wings. Both wings are also embossed. I thought this would be a much faster and easier card to make then stamping and coloring images but it wasn't really. Due to all the layers and cutting out and embossing....it ended up taking a bit of time to make 6 of these. I was happy with the end result though.

Supplies Used:
Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Ink: Memories Black Tuxedo
Cardstock: Bazzill and Wausau
Printed Paper: Doodlebug Designs
Spellbinders Butterfly Reflections Die / Stencil
Spellbinder's Oval Nestabiliities
Cuttlebug's Swiss Dot Embossing Folder
Glitterati Rhinestones

9 comments:

Judy said...

All that Big Kicking was worth it. This is beautiful!

GiftsByHeidi said...

Wow, that is gorgeous!! Love the design and black/white color scheme. You did a great job!

scrappyyankee said...

This card is stunning! You did an amazing job with the butterfly.

((hugs))

Mickey

Karen said...

What a beautiful card! Love that butterfly and the sophistication of the B&W! :>

ant me. said...

Oh my! Susan this card is outstanding!! I just love everything about it : )

I purchased my very first Nestability : ) I'm so inspired by you and Judy!!

Have a great day! Patti

Becky said...

These are beautiful, I love how you put together this black and white, it always looks so elegant. I didnt think I needed :) anything, but I might need that butterfly :) :).

Lorraine A said...

oh wow, what a faby card, love the butterfly !!
Good luck with the simon says challenge blog candy :-)
Lorraine x

Tami B. said...

Absolutely stunning. I love the layers of texture you got with this black and white design.

Ann said...

I love this card - black and white is always effective and the way you have done a vellum layer of the butterfly is stunning. Well worth the time spent.
Ann xxx