I was so excited to try out some new (to me) stuff. I wanted to do the paper peircing and the color blocking and try the sillhouettes on and off the color. I don't think I ever used my taken with teal ink pad and I know I have not used any of the cardstock, so this was all new to me. Initially I was going to omit the critter, but I smudged the card with a brown thumbprint and needed to cover it, so then it lost balance and I had to make another butterfly to balance it out. I also omited the white outter layer. This is like the biggest card I've made in square, but I really like it. I colored my ribbon by placing a sponge on top of the ribbon and ribbon on my inkpad, I probably could have done this a couple more times to get to the deeper brown, but I wanted to get this up tonight while poor Gloria is still the featured stamper.....lol. Always a day late and a dollar short, sorry.
I had a lot of fun doing this one. Thank you Gloria for sharing all your wonderful cards with us and opening up your gallery for kopykat'ing.
Date: Friday, April 30, 2010 GMT Views: 1226
Registered: October 28, 2009 Location: London, UK Posts: 3256
Sat, May 01, 2010 @ 7:18 AM
Absolutely beautiful! Fantastic job on your new techniques of colour blocking and stamping the silhouettes on and off the colour. Your paper piercing is wonderful, too! I love the colours - and I actually really like the ribbon as it is, because it looks so soft, and matches the feel of the card so well. I like the butterflies, too! It's funny how those mistakes we have to cover up often turn out to be a blessing in disguise!
Registered: January 27, 2010 Location: New Zealand Posts: 4619
Sun, May 09, 2010 @ 12:55 PM
This is just gorgeous! I love the brown on the teal, and the butterfly embellishments are perfect. I also enjoyed reading how you put the card together. I don't think you needed the ribbon any darker or it may have detracted from the delicacy of the rest of the card.
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