Sunday, March 8, 2009

That Creative Circle Again ...

My card was inspired by this beautiful card on my friend Jeanne's Creative Bliss blog. She'd been inspired, too, by this card on The Paper Landscaper blog. And that's the way this wonderful creative circle works - an exchange of ideas. With "Heat it Up" as the theme of this week's Stamp Simply challenge on the No Time to Stamp? blog, my card works for the challenge, too. Yea!

For my card, I followed Jeanne's lead, stamping my butterfly (from Butterfly Wings, the March Stamp of the Month) with VersaMark on Vellum and then cutting it out. On the back, I colored the open areas with a Crystal Blue marker and then used a Quickie glue pen in those same areas on the front to add glitter. As usual, the sparkle doesn't show up that well in the photo. Before starting the card, my plan use different colors than Jeanne used. However, the blue is so darned pretty that all I did to change it out was to use some patterned paper to back the butterfly and mat it with the solid blue. Thank you, Jeanne, for the great idea! The sketch is a great way to showcase the lovely March SOTM.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Heavenly Blue cardstock; Vellum; Spring Harmony B&T paper (retired); VersaMark and Crystal Blue ink pads; Crystal Blue marker; White embossing powder; Close To My Heart Butterfly Wings March Stamp of the Month and Wordsworth Everyday Whimsy stamp sets; May Arts ribbon; Martha Stewart ultra fine glitter; Quickie glue pen; Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edger punch; Piercing tool; Pop Dots; Cuttlebug w/Swiss Dots embossing folder.

It's another sunny, albeit frigid, day in Northern Minnesota. When it comes to weather, we take what we get, and so long as the wind isn't blowing, it's not so bad. With that I need to get off my butt and get something done. My guests will be here soon, so it would be wise to do something I don't want 'help' with later. LOL. I hope yours is a fantastic day, and as always, thanks for stopping by. Provided I still have some mojo and the little boys haven't worn me out, I might be back with something this evening. In the meanwhile, take care!


Laurel said...

Very pretty! I guess that butterfly calls for embossing as I embossed one a week or so ago too!

Jeanne said...

Oh Kathi! I love the SOTM with the embossing! I'm tickled to have inspired you for a change.

You did a marvelous job on this card! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

I loved Jeanne's card and I love yours..both breathtaking!