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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Take Wing

I think I might need a graduation card or two in June so I made this card with that in mind. I started with this sketch from The sketch was made by Jen Mitchell.
Here is what I made:
 I first stamped the butterfly image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Neenah Soloar White paper. Before cutting the butterfly out I inked it using Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord distress inks. Then I misted the inked butterfly with a couple of spritzes of Perfect Pearls. Using the same white paper I die cut it using Lacey Circles from Spellbinders and stamped the sentiment in black. I stamped the butterfly again under the sentiment. I adhered the distressed inked butterfly on top of the stamped butterfly. After I was finished with the circle I realized it was a bit too big to fit the sketch so I changed the cards orientation and rotated the sketch. Problem solved!
Next I picked papers that matched the butterfly and threw the green in there as a third color. This isn't a color scheme I usually would go with but I felt the papers I had were too matchy and I needed something a little unexpected. Any way unexpected for me. I even mixed and matched the pattern papers from two different paper packs. I also backed the purple and leaf strips with black to make them stand out more from the background. Lastly I added two aqua gemstones to the butterfly and called it quits.
This is a really fun sketch to work with. I even have another idea rolling around in my head with this sketch. Don't know if it will work but I'm going to try it.
Have a fabulous day!


  1. Gorgeous Teresa, I love that butterfly!

  2. This is jut beautiful!!! I adore your butterfly.
    Cheers, Karen

  3. Beautiful card, I love butterfly and color combo


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