Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Moments of Joy



I made this card with stamp images that I won from Innovative Stamp Creations . It was a random drawing of names of people who participated in one of their challenges. It came as a sheet of beautiful floral and fauna images and words. I only used these two images so far. The dandelion type flower is large and so pretty. The butterfly has beautiful detail. On kraft paper I stamped the flower in Brilliance Moonlight White, Encore Honeydew (has a wonderful shimmer), and Versa Magic Tea Leaves. I embossed the white with clear ep. I also stamped the flower using the Castaway inkpad. It's a faint detail that you can see a bit in the closeup picture below. It takes on a peachy color on the kraft paper and it's just peeking out from under the white embossed flower. The butterfly is stamped on white cs in Vintage Photo Distress ink and embossed with Walnut Stain ep. I coated it with Crystal Lacquer and added dots on the bottom wings with new Adirondack Dimensional Pearls in Lettuce. I added some sparkle with a Stardust gelly roll pen but I didn't capture it very well in the photo. I finished it up with a velvet ribbon, HodgePodge Hardware, and some dew drops.
The butterfly image is also stamped directly onto the card and the cut out one adhered on top. I sponged the butterfly before adding the lacquer with Tea Dye Distress ink for some depth.
It's a very simple and subtle card. Have a great day!

11 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

oh so beautiful, love your butterfly.

Julia Aston said...

What fun new stamps Danielle! love the colors and beautiful butterfly!

Joan said...

Danielle...this card is stunning....so beautiful! Joan

Linsey said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Danielle! I love that butterfly, it's just stunning! What a warm and inviting card--very charming! hugs!

Lauri said...

Very classy!

Shelly said...

This gave me goosebumps Danielle. Congrats on winning, aren't the stamps awesome?

Ila said...

What a Beautiful card...Love the butterfly and the paper is perfect!!

Rose Ann said...

This is so gorgeous and delicate-looking!! I love this!!

dawnsview said...

Danielle this card is just so elegant! I love the details and all your descriptions! I will be checking back frequently!

Joy said...

This is so beautiful and elegant.

Debbie Olson said...

SO beautiful, Danielle!!