Monday, March 14, 2011

Lollipop Crafts Challenge 30

Hello everyone! I’m back again with a card for the Lollipop Crafts blog. If you’ve never visited, please take a moment to do so, you’re in for a real treat, because there is soo much going on over there! The challenge this week was to use lace.

I decided to create a quick and easy card for this challenge. As many of you know, I have a love affair with paper. My friend often teases me about ‘being with my paper’ when I’m stressed out or worried about something. I don’t know, there’s just something about thumbing thru all the beautiful colors and patterns that calms me. So for my card today, I used a gorgeous piece of patterned paper, from the Minuet Collection, by Memory Box. LOVE.LOVE. LOVE these papers! I didn’t want to cover the design, so I only added a butterfly.

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First, I stamped the image directly onto my patterned paper, three reasons for this; One, for perfect placement. Two, to create a shadow. And three, for the butterfly antennae. I inked the edges of the patterned paper with distress ink and mounted it onto a piece of Spring Rain card stock. Then, I stamped the sentiment right on the card stock using a Stamp-a-ma-jig and accented it with chocolate pearls. I added lace and a bit of ribbon. Next, I stamped the butterfly onto GinaK Designs heavy base weight white card stock. I colored it with Copics and then sponged Antique Photo distress ink over him to tone down the colors a bit. I gave the little fella a spritz of shimmer spray, added chocolate pearls to the body and adhered the butterfly down with foam tape. Notice how the wings are curved upward…it looks so pretty in real life. The GinaK heavy base weight card stock is very sturdy and can stand up to a lot and still hold its shape well. And there you have it… Quick and easy.

Here is a close up of that beautiful butterfly...

Materials Used:

Stamps: Flutter by Butterfly (Inque Boutique) “Pursue Happiness” from Discover Your Wings (Taylored Expressions)
Card stock: Heavy Base Weight white, Chocolate Kiss (GinaK Designs) Spring Rain, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Patterned Paper: Sheet Music from the Minuet Collection (Memory Box)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento) Soft Suede (SU!) Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger) Versamark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: chocolate pearls ( Recollections), lace(Wrights), chocolate satin ribbon (Offray), shimmer spray, foam tape (3M), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Inkssentials blending tool and sponges(Ranger)

Thanks for the visit! Have a happy Monday!



Sheila H said...

The colors are simply wonderful - beautiful card.

Alanna said...

Your card is so gorgeous Barb. That paper is just so pretty and I think you were right in not covering it very much. I love how you did the butterfly as well.

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! This is beautiful, Barb! That butterfly looks so real. Awesome!

Wanda Cullen said...

Barb, this is my first visit to your blog and I'm in love with your style! This card is stunning in every detail! Your March mood music is also so relaxing! Hugs to you and thanks for visiting my blog!