Saturday, May 30, 2009

If it ain’t broke…

…don’t fix it.

Do you know that saying?  It was popular in my family—which means we probably did things the same way over and over again.

I did a card for the SCS color challenge this week using Sherry’s “inky thing I do” technique.  I liked the way it came out—so….


The same basic layout, similar stamps, but using the Color Throwdown #44 colors:


What I did:

First I stamped the sentiment with StazOn (this paper is gonna get wet so a waterproof ink is needed—and I tried stamping the sentiment last with less-than-wonderful results).

Then I stamped the flourish with Barely Banana Craft (pigment) ink and embossed it with a clear-glittery embossing powder.

For the inky colors on my non-stick mat I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Weathered Wood and a touch of Dusty Concord (just a little—it is such a STRONG color that it overpowers the Weathered Wood (bordering blue)).  Following the technique, I inked the paper, and heat set it to dry.

The butterfly was first stamped on the card then on vellum and cut out.

STAMPS: Flourish Set and Butterfly Inchies from Rubbernecker; Plain Jane verse from Verve;

So I am sorry if I am in a small rut (as I was finishing the card—I thought of a dozen or so ways I could have done it differently). AND, thanks for stopping by!


Cathy Indelicato said...

Outstanding!! Thanks so much for playing!

Ann said...

Very pretty! I love the butterfly and bling!

Becky said...

This is very lovely, love the back ground, and love the butterfly and bling also :).

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is stunning! What a great card.....thanks so much for sharing it with us!

Kittie said...

This is gorgeous, Jules. I tried Sherry's technique and all I got was a blob.

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous! I love that background! The flourish with gems trailing the butterfly are stunning! Thanks for playing the CTD!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Rut, what rut!?? And how come you just "liked" this's gorgeous!! I love it!! You rock, girlfriend!! Thanks for joining us in the Color Throwdown challenge!!

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful work! I love that background!

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful card! Congratulations!