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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Vellum Butterflies

When I saw the inspiration photo for the current Shabby Tea Room challenge on my bloggy friend Michelle's blog (and her gorgeous card!!) I just had to make something.  But what to do... what to do...  The butterflies wending their way up the snow white cake are just amazing, but a little too much for me to try to replicate.  So I decided to focuse on two of the colors in the inspiration photo:  turquoise and white.   Another bloggy friend, Heather Maria, has created some of the most amazing cards and projects using vellum (one of her most recent projects was a Moxie Fab World winner!) and I have wanted to see what I could do.   This is what resulted:



I stamped all the butterflies on vellum using Versamark watermark ink, embossed them using Filigree white embossing powder and trimmed them out.  I stamped the turquoise card base with the Hero Arts cling Classic Fabric Design using Versamark as well.   I stamped the label using Palette Cote Azure ink (which sadly seems to be going dry) and trimmed it out.  The label was adhered and then all the butterflies were applied to the card. 

Thanks for taking a peek...

Supplies:  Cardstrock:  PTI Hawaiian Shores; PTI Vellum cardstock; Ink:  Versamark, Palette Cote Azure; Stamps:  Hero Arts Classic Fabric Cling, Congrats clear set & Antique Engravings clear set, Filigree White Embossing Powder

14 comments:

Trinh said...

This is gorgeous, Rosemary! I love the colors & the tone-on-tone stamping of your card base.

Angelica said...

Absolutely gorgeous, those butterflies are stunning, loving the contrast of the butterflies against the card.

Sheri said...

WOW! This is STUNNING! The contrast between the white and teal is very striking!

Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room this week ;-)

Olga said...

oh so elegant!!!!

Michelle said...

OMG!!! I love these striking colors! Love the subtle background you created and gorgeous crisp vellum butterflies! Wonderful!

Debbie said...

Monochromatic loveliness ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Barb said...

Rosie, this card is stunning! It's the perfect result of inspiration from Heather! I love the way you placed those gorgeous butterflies! Beautifully done, my friend! :)

Isha said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration from Heather!!! Rosemary. TFS.

Nat said...

just popping in to say Hi. These butterflies are gorgeous!!! wow, do I ever love this card :)

Karen said...

You've really done this one justice! Love the soft look of the vellum butterflies, it adds to the flitting & floating factor, for sure. Really makes me feel like the butterflies are going to lead me off to a fantastic daydream!! :>

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Wow!! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room.

Brenda said...

I know that I commented on this card, but where??? Probably on Flickr! I just love your vellum butterflies, so beautiful!

Faith A said...

An amazing card, just lurve those butterflies

Heather Maria said...

I LOVE this card, Rosemary! The vellum butterflies are so pretty and delicate and look great against the beautiful blue bg! Love how you have placed the butterflies! Thanks so much for the mention:)