Thursday, May 26, 2016

You're In My Thoughts

I challenged myself this week to try to use a new Penny Black stamp I had purchased in different ways.  The stamp is called Butterfly Dance.  Keep coming back to see more versions of cards using this stamp.

I stamped the image on a heavier vellum from Bazzill and embossed it in gold.  I am sure my somewhat bad photography skills do not pick up the shine of the embossing.  I added a layer of green card stock behind the vellum and also stamped my sentiment on a circle out of the same green card stock.  I wanted to use a black and white stripe at the top of the card (I don't know why - but I had it in my head to do that).  Once I had done this I realized I needed a defining point of interest between the card and the black/white stripe.  I gold embossed a strip of paper so it matched the gold embossing on the card.  Two butterflies were embossed and die cut and layered together.  One is glued to the card front and the other one is pinched so it seems to be flying.

Here is a close up of the sentiment, butterflies, the gold strip, some of the gold embossing and the black and white strip.

I am entering this in the following challenges.

House of Cards - use clear paper (I used vellum.)

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, rainy day here so I don't have to feel guilty about being inside.


MHK Designs said...

Oh, this is SO pretty! I LOVE all that gold embossing--so elegant! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Barb! The image is beautiful and I love how you've embossed it in gold.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :)

Shawna Standish said...

I do wish we could photograph EXACTLY what we created it can be frustrating but in your case it turned out well.. I can see all the glorious detail on the vellum. Good idea using heavier vellum.. It makes it such a soft and lovely scene. Just a wonderful card and I want to thank you so much for joining us at HOC.
Cyber Hugs,

Katarzyna Ewa said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at House of Cards May challange 'Clear papers'

Katarzyna Ewa

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