What I did was stamp my image with VersaMark on a piece of Goldrush patterned paper from the Splendor paper packet, emboss it with clear embossing powder, and finally, sponge on some Cranberry ink. The result is a very interesting background that the photograph does not do justice. Ignore the shine from the embossing powder. Imagine the pattern of the paper coming through – subtly through the ink and with more definition from under the embossed areas. If I had not had the patterned paper, I would have used gold cardstock, which, I think, would worked just (or just about) as well.
The butterfly is a Cuttlebug die/embossing folder combo cut from Goldrush cardstock. I lightly inked its edges with Cranberry ink for a surprisingly pleasing effect. Not wanting to distract from the design, I stamped the small Happy Birthday sentiment directly onto the background. I love the way this little experiment turned out.
Oh, and if you take a look at Sasya’s blog, make note of these gorgeous spiral roses made from cotton pads. I love the glitter and how she added soft pink to the edges of her flowers. I’ll be casing the makeup department on my next trip to Wal-Mart to see if I can find what I believe to be makeup remover pads. Am I on the right trail?
Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Goldrush, and Cocoa cardstock; Splendor Level 2 paper packet; VersaMark, Cranberry, and Cocoa ink pads; Clear embossing powder; Flourishes Birds in Vines and Papertrey Ink Birthday Basics stamp sets; Brown satin ribbon from Wal-Mart; KaiserKrafts pearl accents; Cuttlebug/w Butterfly Combo die and embossing folder; Round sponge.
Happy Hump Day! My day was kind of slow, albeit pleasant enough. Tonight, I’m doing the laundry that didn’t get done on the weekend and straightening up around the house. While housework isn’t very exciting, one can’t have fun every night. Tomorrow evening, we (Mom and I) are going to “Kiss Me, Kate.” Friday night, the boys are spending the night with us, so their Daddy and Sarah can have a night out. On Saturday, we have a wedding and reception to attend. As for Sunday, I haven’t got life planned that far out. LOL. Busy. It’s all good.
Enjoy the evening, and thanks for stopping by!