Friday, November 13, 2009

Wisdom Begins in Wonder

Men Collection_1_Nov 2009

I love this quote. As for my card, it was inspired by items laying out on my desk and the direct to paper background technique I used in my “Pretty Paper Makes Stampin’ Easy” post below. I sometimes forget what I can do with plain paper, a stamp pad, and maybe a sponge or two. It’s fun to create your own when that perfect piece of pretty paper is devoid from one’s collection.

Men Collection_2_Nov 2009

Here’s a close-up of my sparkly butterfly, which was created by “painting” the wings with Orange Peel Stickles and attached to the card with foam mounting tape. The sparkle made all the difference.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Vanilla Cream, Black, and Stampin’ Up Creamy Caramel cardstock; Black, Brown Bag, and Bamboo ink pads; Goldrush and Autumn Terracotta markers; Close To My Heart and Wordsworths Men Collection stamp sets; Black mini brads; Round sponge; Sponge dauber; 3M foam mounting tape.

Happy Friday! I’ve got lots of projects lined up for the weekend. Activities will include my Stamp Club meeting on Sunday night and time with family – the details still yet to be worked out. How about you? Anything fun planned? I’ve noticed a few fun-looking sketches in today’s blogosphere and am hoping to try a few. Check back.

Thanks for stopping by! Your comments and support warm my little heart … Talk to you again on Simple Saturday.


Sharli said...

Pretty! Yes, you certainly can do a LOT with ink and plain paper! Here's the proof! LOVE the card.

Sylvia said...

What a beautiful card!

Sarah said...

Your butterfly is breathtaking...did you use the markers first then use the Stickles? I LOVE your patterned paper do I see some faint butterflies in there too??? All in all you must be very happy with your card as it is stunning.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card, Kathi. Love the butterflies flitting around and the sparkle on the focal piece. The sentiment is perfection!

Have a great and productive weekend my sweet, sweet friend!

mE said...

This is another gorgeous card from you! I love the background paper you made, too... I clicked on the photo to see it larger and LOVE the repetition of the butterflies in the background as well.. and the glitter... love it! :)