Friday, April 18, 2008

All that beautiful beading!

When I saw the inspiration photos, I knew right away that I wanted to include beads on my card. That's what jumped out at me, all that beautiful beading. So I cut a strip of turquoise card stock and adhered some red line tape. With the red backing still on, I trimmed the card stock. Then adhere your micro beads. Mmmm, what delicious sparkle.

From there I used Thankful Blossoms to stamp a few flowers in caribbean and turquoise, dotting the centers with a gold Spica pen. The butterfly is stamped in turquoise. Then I used the solid leaf image from the same set to add some yellow to the wings. Sketch the butterfly trail lightly with a pencil. Dot along the trail with a turquoise marker. Then erase the pencil line. And with those sunshiney colors, what sentiment could I use other than "you brighten my day" from Thoughtful Florals? The little yellow dots on the scallops are just the leftovers when you punch with the 1/8 inch hole punch. Scallops done with corner rounder (guard removed).

Stamps: Thankful Blossoms and Thoughtful Florals (Verve Visual)
Paper: white (Papertrey Ink); summer sun, tempting turquoise, saffron prints (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: cool caribbean, tempting turquoise, so saffron (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: gold glitter pen (Spica); corner rounder (EK Success); Terrifically Tacky Tape and clear micro beads (Art Accentz); 1/8 inch hole punch; dimensionals

Now, don't forget, there's $15 in Verve Bucks up for grabs. So get inspired and link your card here, by April 22nd.