February 20, 2008

pumpkin butterfly

Who thought pumpkin pie would look good on a spring card? Love this color combo. I was perusing through the March issue of Creating Keepsakes and I found a fantastic card by Jennifer McGuire and thought I'd CASE it. Her adorable card is on page 49 if you are wanting to check it out. Jennifer used a 'friendship' rub-on that overlapped the different layers of the card and I thought this was such a great look. Too bad I don't have any rub-ons yet. So I decided to try out a faux rub-on look with Staz-On ink. To create this look I really inked up my flourish with black Staz-On and pressed really hard where the stamp extended over the layer of paper to avoid a huge gap in the image. There is a teeny gap there, but you can barely see it. I did the same thing with the butterfly and then stamped it again in pumpkin pie and cut it out to pop it up. The card base is soft sky (4-1/4 x 5-1/2) and I layered old olive, pumpkin pie, and a designer paper from SU that I can't remember. Did it have Spring in the name? Sorry about that. It was retired so long ago. I created the scalloped edge with my small corner rounder and added apricot grosgrain ribbon along the top. The stamp set is Priceless and I absolutely love this set - it's a must-have you know. Another spring card to go along with my wishing-it-was-spring mood. Today was actually very warm and not windy, so we got to play outside for a bit. Poor kids are full of cabin fever these days. Spring will be here soon though! Enjoy your Wednesday.

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