Saturday, January 10, 2009

Take Flight

Yesterday was a fabulous day. First of all, it was Friday and that just makes it great anyway. But, it was even better cause I received my Gina K order...yippee...AND my friend Joanne and I went on a road trip to Ink About It. They have lots of wonderful stamps and supplies that were screaming to come home with me. {wink!} I was on a bit of a mission though...my friend Nancy has started a fun challenge on her blog. It's a colour and texture challenge, she's calling it a CAT Challenge, so I was keeping my eyes peeled for products to use on a card for her challenge. 

This card came together in my mind over the past day, and it was really quick to make because I had all the ideas. I used my brand new Gina K set "Take Flight" (that was the free with three set...yippeee). I stamped the butterfly with versamark and embossed it with white powder onto black cardstock. Then I stamped the butterfly again with versamark and embossed it with iridescent ice powder onto an acetate sheet, then cut it out. I cut out the white butterfly with a rectangle nestie. It's layered onto a beautiful piece of metallic sparkly silver paper (which I picked up at Ink About It yesterday). I adhered the body of the clear butterfly onto the white one then bent the wings up for dimension. The sparkle of the iridescent ice powder over the white image is super pretty! The sentiment is stamped with Brilliance Moonlight White ink.

The card base is Gina K 120lb pure luxury white, then a layer of Basic Grey. The patterned black layer is another beautiful paper I picked up yesterday. The floral pattern is embossed and sparkly all over...sooooo pretty! I used my ticket corner punch on all four corners then added some small Hero Arts clear gemstones. I had also purchased a very pretty sheer silver ribbon with a black swirl in it, thinking I could work it into my project some how, but it didn't look right so I'll save that for another time. 

When I was all done and looking at the card, I thought it would be a perfect card for someone graduating from college or university...a completely unconventional graduation card.

This was a super fun challenge. Hope you'll pop over to Nancy's blog and play along.   :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen


5 comments:

Dana White said...

love it - I have that stamp, I should use it...

Janet said...

wow! amazing card!! the colours are my fave:)
hugs

p.s. how did you know you were my bird loving friend ;)

Stamp and Smile said...

I'M SPEACHLESS!! This is an awesome card... I love the background on the card base and your butterfly is nicely done! WOW!

I have a blog ward for you... and I see you have a different one posted! Pop in to my blog to claim it if you like... Michelle :)

Donna said...

this is GORGEOUS!!!

Joanne B. said...

Holy WOW batman! This is beautiful!