Friday, June 1, 2012

Aqua

I came across a "new" to "me" challenge called "Papercraft Star"
the challenge was "Aqua"....
I have mentioned several times before I have a drawer full of punched~stamped~cut
things that I need to use up....
I decided to grab a little basket and put all the "Aqua" things in it I could find
and create my project from that.

Well, to my surprise, I had very little "aqua" in that stash....
I did however have the white vellum butterfly left over from another project....
and the stamped image is one I did along time ago by using glossy cardstock
and inking it, then stamping with a bare stamp to remove some of the ink...
this was a practice piece, so I am using it....(yeah)
Also a few weeks back on the Gina K stamp TV, she had a video of
inking your Cuttlebug folders to make a beautiful background.....
I have seen this before, but never had the nerve to ink up my folders....

after the way this one turned out, I want to now ink them all...lol...
I just wiped it off with a baby wipe when I was done....
so, that is how this card came about......oh.....the little flower brad...
it just dropped oout of somewhere, so I added it too
:>)

7 comments:

♥Jan♥ said...

I have been wanting to try that inked folder idea for awhile now - you gave me the inspiration to get going !! What a beautiful card, how fun you managed to find so much of it as "left overs." Great job !! So glad you could play with us at Papercraft Star this week !

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Diane, love all the different techniques you used on this card! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "use Aqua" challenge.

Lisa said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the embossing and the color is just beautiful!! The butterfly is so pretty!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Ros said...

Wonderful!!! Just love that you created this with all your stamped and punched "waiting to be used' stuff ... Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star

Ros said...

Wonderful!!! Just love that you created this with all your stamped and punched "waiting to be used' stuff ... Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Diane! That vellum butterfly is stunning and I love the beautifully embossed background!

Kelly said...

Ooooh VERY pretty! Beautiful colors and the butterfly is gorgeous!