I used the complimentary color combo of blue and orange for the challenge, my colors are much lighter than the wheel’s brilliant examples.
The flower is what comes on the designer paper and it’s a shame to half hide it behind a panel so I let it be the focal point of the card.
I used the Perfect Layers tools from Perfect Paper Crafting to cut the even borders and they aksi work great for getting an equal spacing distance between panels. I also used the Perfect Square for cutting out the flower. Use can any brand craft knife or rotary cutter for cutting. A tutorial video can be found on the company site in the link I provided.
The butterflies are from Cheery Lynn and I cut the bottom layer from regular cardstock and the top from vellum. The pearls are self sticking. Glitter Adhesive was used to attach the vellum to cardstock and then to the card, it was also used to attach the black gems to designer paper.
Stampin Up mat pack and Bazzill piercer were used for the faux stitching holes and a Copic multiliner pen was used for the faux thread.
It’s rather hard to see here but I also used the butterfly die to emboss the envelope by taping two cut butterflies to the clear sheet used with the Stampamajig but just paper will also work and could be stored for later use, place it in the envelope with the butterflies to the front and run it through the machine. A photo tutorial can be found in this direct post link on my blog.
Registered: July 12, 2005 Location: Hugging a golden and stamping' in PA Posts: 15591
Thu, May 17, 2012 @ 1:58 PM
Gorgeous use of these complementary colors, Roxie! Love how you left the flower be the main attraction and the faux stitches are the perfect accent! I always love how black makes any color combination pop as it does here!