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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Butterfly Congratulations

Last night I made another graduation card. Definitely not my favorite creation but here it is anyway:

I used ColourQ Challenge #192 for color inspiration:

and Retro Sketch #66:
I stamped the  butterfly image on sticky back canvas with Versamark Watermark ink and embossed with white embossing powder then inked the canvas with Shabby Shutters, Pumice Stone distress ink and Ocean Depth VersaMagic Chalk ink then spritzed it with Gold Perfect Pearls. I then mounted the canvas to dark gray cardstock and ran the whole thing through the Cuttlebug using Swiss Dot embossing folder.
 For the sky blue I used the softest blue cardstock I had to go under the butterfly piece. It just didn't look good at so I ran it through the cuttlebug using a swirly embossing folder then Spritzed it with gold Perfect Pearls and inked the edges with Pumice Stone. Inking the edges really helped blend in the blue paper to the card.
I tried to show the sparkle on the blue cardstock from the Gold Perfect Pearls but it is really hard to pick up with the camera. 
The cardstock wrapped with the baker's twine was a piece that I had made to use on another card that ended up not working for that project but was able to use it for this card. I stamped the congratulations on white cardstock with the Ocean Depth ink and also the edges.
I didn't really have the right colors of the ColourQ so I used what I thought matched the best. The Ocean Depth came out lighter on the sticky back canvas than what I wanted it to be. Shabby Shutters was used for the Certainly Celery, Pumice Stone for the Going Gray and Ocean depth for Island Indigo. Let me tell you these color challenges are really challenging for me. I don't use gray much in my cardmaking but I have to admit I  really like it when I do.
Last night I finished my mixed media project that I promised you all and will post it later. 
Not sure if I'm liking how it turned out but I will say it was fun to make something just for me and not really worry too much about how it turns out. It was a fun learning experience and a way to use new products.
So be on the look out for it coming up soon!


  1. Your colors look like a perfect match to me Teresa! I love everything about your pretty card!!

  2. Love it - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. I am so going to have to get some of that canvas! Gorgeous texture and such a cool artsy look to it! Love the twine wrapped embellishment - awesome idea! Beautiful colors and texture that is to die for! Love it!

  4. Teresa this is such a lovely card, thje canvas is so fun. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  5. What a lovely card, Teresa, I love your butterfly panel and all the embossing! thanks for joining in hte fun at the colourQ.


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