Saturday, December 26, 2009

Take Flight

Well, I can never let this stamp go un-inked for long, can I? It calls to me in my sleep. LOL. I made this card for the inspiration challenge at SCS yesterday. I used the colors from this photo for my inspiration.

My brand new Memento ink pads came in the mail today. I bought the entire color collection as a Christmas present to myself.

The butterfly is from Take Flight and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I started with YR02.

Added Y17.

Filled in with Y23.

Added YR16 for some deeper color around the edges and a little more Y17. Then I used my blender pen to scrub in some lighter areas in the centers of the wings, to give them a little more dimension.

I used my Versa Mark pen to go over the entire image, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Sponged Memento Cantaloupe around the butterfly.

Sponged Angel Pink from the edges, working in all the way to the yellow.

Sponged Rose Bud.

Stamped some images from Tropical Flowers with Rose Bud, Angel Pink and New Sprout.

I stamped the sentiment in the top right corner and totally messed it up, so I had to cover it. I stamped it on white, then cut it into a strip and used a circle punch to round the ends. Cut a larger black strip and rounded the corners again.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White and used a Regal Rose (SU) card base. I also used an opaque white gel pen to outline the butterfly and then added dots and faint lines to make it look like the butterfly was in flight.

Have you seen this? To send 2009 out in style, Gina K. Designs is giving away a free stamp set with every purchase of $35.00 or more. (Valued up to $20.95)

And, starting tonight, Gina will be showing snippet peaks from the new release!

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


Elena said...

Beautiful card, Theresa! Love how you highlighted this gorgeous butterfly!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Allison said...

Terrific...has quite the Asian feel with the accent stamps!

leenda said...


Gloria Westerman said...

Theresa, again love your work. I went to your older post and was totally amazed of your work. I went all the way back to 2007 and love all of them. Thank you again for your awesome blog and all of your hard work.

Cindy said...

The colors are beautiful! and I love the "glow" around the butterfly. It really makes the card!!! Wishing you Happy Holidays!

Stampin_melissa said...

Gorgeous! I too love this butterfly!

Gidget-Trish said...

I love how you highlighted the butterfly with the white gel pen! Great idea!

Lori said...

Very pretty, love the clear embossing!