Saturday, May 23, 2009

Butterfly Beauty

I made this card a couple of days ago and just haven't gotten around to uploading it. We've been busy with graduations and buying our youngest her first vehicle. It's a truck (father wants her to have as big a vehicle as she can handle. He's a firm believer that the bigger the vehicle, the more protection. She is his baby girl after all. *grin*). They're picking it up as I'm writing this post. It's not the color she wants, but she's happy. She actually wanted red!!! Are you kidding me? That's like a ticket waiting to happen. She insisted that she would never drive fast enough to even be considered for a ticket, but sheesh...blending in is much better. LOL

Anyway...sorry for rambling. Back to the card. I stamped the images God's Beauty (Stampin' UP!), with White Craft Ink (SU) onto kraft (SU), and embossed them with White Detailed ep (SU). I added a bit of glitter to the butterfly, and colored the leaves with SU's watercolor crayons using my aquabrush. The vellum leaves were punched with a Martha Stewart Punch, as is the tiny butterfly on the sentiment. Oh, the sentiment was stamped with Vintage Sepia (Versafine), and the Ribbon tag was made with a Spellbinders diecut, as are the Scalloped and Curved Rectangles. All the edges were ink distressed with Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress Ink).

The sketch is SCS's sketch that was posted this past Wed. Love that sketch.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Happy Stamping!

Stamps - God's Beauty (Stampin' UP!)
Paper - Kraft, Vellum, Parisian Breeze dp, Ivory (SU)
Ink - White Craft (SU), Vintage Photo (Ranger Distress), Watercolor crayons
Accessories - Glitter, Scalloped Rectangle and Curved Rectangle Nestabilities and Ribbon slides (Spellbinders), Butterfly and leaves Punch (Martha Stewart), Satin Ribbon (May Arts)


leenda said...

Quite lovely!

Gabriela said...

Tosha, I absolutely love your card. The vellum leaves are sheer genius! The white craft ink works beautifully with Emerson's quote as does your gentle distressing.

StampOwl said...

gorgeous as always Tosh

Cindy Haffner said...


Joanne (jojot) said...

Smack down

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE this card, Tosh!! Breathtaking!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Holy Schmokes, this is beautiful! I love this stamp set, too. I remember when Jess got his first vehicle (also a truck) and how nervous we were to have him driving on his own.

diane mcvey said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Perfection! I love it!!! :D

Deborah Saaranen said...

What a pretty design Tosh! I love the subtle colors and white embossing! Just beautiful!

You're right--my son is a police officer and he said red gets attention everytime!!!

Judy Rozema said...

What a beautiful and sweet card!

And congrats to your DD! Mine got a red car.....LOL
But it's not fire engine red, so we are hoping the *Ruby Red* blends in better!

Conniecrafter said...

pretty design, papers, love the stamping on the kraft and great vellum leaves, I will have to try that I didn't think it would punch through vellum!

Rose Ann said...

I love those papers, and the images stamped in white!! Beautiful coloring, wonderful layout, and I love the vellum leaves!!

Congrats to your daughter on her first vehicle!!

Silke said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G card!!! WOW - this is really fabulous!!! The white embossing is perfect!!!

dpkennedy said...

OOh, I have been meaning to emboss with white-I LOVE it! This is just stunning!

Wow, her first auto! Good luck and congrats!

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