Monday, May 3, 2010


Pals Paper Arts is my go-to-stamping challenge--always fun inspiration and the deadline includes a weekend which gives me a chance to catch up! Today's card is for PPA40 featuring a monochromatic blue palette and a great layout (FTL88) from the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

The beautiful DSP is Bella Blue featuring not quite navy and very vanilla. I really like the way the kissed butterfly turned out here. I was struggling with the colors I wanted to "kiss" the butterfly stamp with and nothing looked right with the dsp. Then a light bulb went off! I inked up the fine flourish stamp with not quite navy and kissed the butterfly stamp with it--without inking the butterfly first. So the not quite navy fine flourish was the only ink on my butterfly when I stamped it directly on my paper.
I get the shape of the butterfly out of the fine flourish stamp! I really like the way it looks--almost like a die cut! I've seen ruffle ribbons like this all over blogland and had been itching to try it myself. I'm not sure if I did it "right" but I like the effect. My daughter loves running her finger over it!

The bashful blue taffeta was the perfect material to ruffle up a bit and I really like the pop of light blue it provides against the not quite navy. Thanks for looking and I would love to know what you think!

stamps: butterfly accent; fine flourish; well scripted
ink: not quite navy
paper: bella bleu dsp; very vanilla, not quite navy cardstock
xtras: bashful blue taffeta ribbon; scallop trim punch; beautiful wings embosslit; adhesive pearl (from my stash)


Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful ruffle and wonderful butterfly! The way you stamped it was definitely an "aha" moment Very clever - so glad you play at PPA!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Pretty card. I do like the ruffled ribbon and the color.

Nancy said...

H'mmm my favorite color! Love the way you stamped the butterfly and the ruffle is very elegant. Great job.

Sam said...

Lovely. I love that patterned paper and your ruffled ribbon. What a clever thing to do with your stamp. TFS.

Diane - said...

Nance. How pretty. It reminds me of your mom. I can't say enough how beautiful the ribbon technique is. So beautiful.
PS: THANKS for the sunshine award. It made my day!

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! I especially love what you've done with the ribbon! Great job with Sketch 88 at the CASS blog!


Ruby said...

Lovely card, I especially love that ribbon, it's fab!