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 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


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.



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