Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fluttering Elegance

I just got home from a wedding in Iowa Tuesday evening. What fun!! It was a simple but beautiful wedding, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. I guess I still have some "elegance" on the brain, because all I could think of when I saw Wednesday's sketch on SCS was this beautiful set Flutter By, Butterfly by Inque Boutique. The sentiment is from Inque Boutique's Birdies set. Here is the SKETCH we were to use.

The darker strips of paper are velvet by S.E.I., and are divine to touch. And my circles were all cut with the Nestabilities Petite Circles and Petite Scallop Circles diecuts. The butterfly's stamens, are just the edges cut off from SU's chocolate grossgrain ribbon. They're just the right thickness so they don't droop.

The images are stamped with Espresso Adirondack Ink and are colored with copics. I also added a touch of glitter to the flowers and butterfly with my Quickie Glue Pen. The edges are all ink distressed with Latte and Mushroom Adirondack inks also. And of course, I had to add some dew drops to add to the elegance of the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you all have an inspiring day and are able to stamp your hearts out!!!


Supplies:
Stamps - Flutter By, Butterfly (50196 - Inque Boutique), Birdies (50202 - Inque Boutique)
Paper - Joiie Chocolat (S.E.I.), K&Company, Very Vanilla, Kraft (SU), Bazzill
Ink - Espresso, Latte, Mushroom (Adirondack)
Accessories - Dew Drops, Nestabilities, Copics, Corner ticket punch (SU), Quickie Glue Pen, Ultrafine crystal glitter, sponge, ribbon, scotch mounting tape

13 comments:

Michelle said...

Thud! That is absolutely jaw-dropping GORGEOUS! You never cease to amaze me, my friend!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful card Tosh! love the colors and DP's - very elegant indeed!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My WORD this is gorgeous!!!! Drop dead gorgeous!!!! Holy cow, girl!!! I stand in awe!

JAR said...

Wowsers! This is just so classy! I love those colors and what a pretty stamp image!!

Shelly said...

So elegant and so you Tosh!

Erika H. said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the rich warm brown. The butterfly is so wonderful!

Jennifer said...

GORGEOUS! Wow...this is brilliant.

Jennifer :)

Beatrice said...

This is very lovely! Your title says it all, pure elegance. Beatrice

Marie Cramp said...

I really love your cards. I find your work very inspiring. I keep peeking and I always find something I like.

TFS

Marie
http://scrappingworld.blogspot.com

deb mills said...

wow, tosh...this is just stunning!!! gorgeous, rich colors. awesome work. but i expect nothing less from you.

Carrie said...

Beautiful card! WOW! Speechless!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is just gorgeous, Tosh! WOW!

Kristen said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So striking and elegant.

 
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