I'm venturing out of my comfort zone today and into more mod territory. My inspiration comes from 2 challenges: Stamps and Smiles sketch teamed with The Pink Elephant color challenge: red, yellow, black and white. (specifically for me Ruby Red and Crushed Curry)
- My card base is textured Basic Black (scored to 5" x 7") layered with Ruby Red and a subtle text print from Night and Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. TIP: This set of bold black and white prints also includes 2 polka-dotted window sheets. Ooh-la-la!
- A strip of Crushed Curry Patterned Paper is combined with a sassy scallop to create a quick border. Black and white ribbon from my stampin' stash adds texture.
- The sentiment is from Lovely Labels (retired). It was punched using the 1.25" Circle Punch and layered atop a 1.75" black circle as well as a Ruby Red scalloped circle.
My fluttery friends are from the Great Friend stamp set. The black butterflies sparkle in the sun with a layer glitter. Here's how: I stamped the butterflies in StazOn ink and sprinkled Heat and Stick Powder on immediately after stamping. Using my Heat Tool I quickly melted the powder until it was tacky and then added my glitter. Gently folded wings paired with Stampin' Dimensionals make these beauties 'pop' from my card front... a modern butterfly garden, don't you think?
Stamps: Great Friend (113792), Lovely Labels (retired)
Paper: Ruby Red (102030), Textured Neutrals - 12x12 astd. (108693), Crushed Curry Patterns (115686), Night and Day Specialty Designer Series (116768)
Ink: Crushed Curry (115659), Ruby Red (102259), StazOn (101406)
Tools: 1.75" (104401) and 1.25" (104403) Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch
Must-Haves: Heat and Stick Powder (100625), Heat Tool (100005), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Sassy Somethings: Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter (102023)