Wednesday, August 4, 2010

One design, 2 versions


I found this pretty KaiserCraft Flutterby Long Wing paper last time I was at Archiver's, and tonight it occured to me that it would look nice with this beautiful lacey Artists Butterfly.  So this card went together really quickly; I just rounded all the corners, stamped the butterfly on vellum with white and heat embossed it, then added it to the card, along with my sentiment, the butterfly trail and a few pearls.  My husband was going by and asked if I had made that paper.  When I said no, Mr. Economy asked me why I couldn't "since I have all these stamps".   And I began to wonder if I couldn't just try that, so here is my result: 

                            

I used my old clear butterfly set, which contains 9 different butterflies, and stamped them with Versamark, then heat embossed them in white.  Then I swirled on some worn lipstick distress ink.  My butterfly on this one is 2 layers, a white one on cardstock using the same worn lipstick ink, and the top one a pearly pink vellum embossed in white.  I was afraid to stamp directly on my homemade background because of the embossing, so I added my sentiment on a vellum strip.  And for the same reason I used pearls this time for my butterfly trail. 

Supplies: white cardstock, Kaisercraft FLUTTERBY Long Wing, white vellum, versamark and versafine onyx black inks, white embossing powder, clear embossing powder, pearls, Hero Arts stamps H5426 Artists Butterfly, AR130 Handwritten Sentiments, CL115 Designer Butterflies
               white cardstock, white glossy cardstock, pink pearlized and white vellum, versamark ink and white embossing powder, versafine onyx black ink and clear embossing powder, worn lipstick distress ink, pearls, same stamps as above

14 comments:

  1. Lin, I love this post! How neat that your husband asked that question and you were inspired to make the second card! Both are so beautiful. . .there is no way I can decide which I like better! Just love them both!

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  2. what an inspiring hubby.... love your background - it is super when you can make your own. Both cards are so pretty. That lace butterfly is just so pretty too. looks good on the vellum.

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  3. LIn, your interpretation is brilliant. Love the effect of white embossing.
    Both cards are exceedingly gorgeous.

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  4. I love what your hubby said! And you know what, your background looks so much better!

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  5. Lin, your cards are fabulous! I love that you were inspired to make your own background, and I love the white embossing on vellum.

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  6. Your homemade background is even prettier than the commercial paper. Both cards are just so delicate. You've hit on a really lovely design.
    Your hubby does sound more and more like mine..love that you referred to him as Mr Economy, I just call my hubs, Squeaky, as in so tight he squeaks. He says he'll take me to any restaurant I want as long as it has a drive-through and he has coupon. Gotta love 'em.
    Blessings and thanks for your gorgeous inspiration today.

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  7. Two wonderful cards Lin! The colours are so soft and pretty and I love your delicate butterflies! Gorgeous pp on the first one and I love the fantastic background you made on the second one - love the way you were inspired by your hubby!

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  8. Hi This is so lovely i just love your style and use it for inspiration i look for your cards on Flicker and your blog for inspiration i live in a place where there is nowhere to go to learn so check in with you often

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  9. Very beautiful are both versions, the first one has that very light and supple look and the second card radiates with a much bolder look with the white embossing!

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  10. Beautiful cards Lin! I really like the softness that the vellum sentiment strip adds to the card and love all the pink!

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  11. Gorgeous cards, Lin! Love the soft pink and vellum! So pretty!

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  12. Both of those are beautiful! I have that stamp and am having a little trouble coming up with a good design, but I really love what you've done with it.

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  13. Gorgeous! Love both versions of the card. The vellum butterfly with the soft background paper is gorgeous.

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  14. both cards are so pretty, Lin!! love them!

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