Friday, June 27, 2008

Another Challenge



Here is another card from a challenge set over on www.inlovewithstamping.com/forum our fab new website for inspiration and all things Stampin' Up! The challenge was to make a card using set colours: Orchid Opulence, Elegant Eggplant and Certainly Celery.

I used Very Vanilla for a card base and VersaMarked the leaf image from the Touch of Nature stamp set randomly over this to make a watermark effect. The words were stamped in Basic Grey Ink and the large butterfly was overlaid using the 'stamping off' technique (ink up your stamp as usual but before placing on you final position stamp off some of the colour on a scrap piece of paper. this produces a faded image when stamped again)

The edges of the Eggplant and Orchid card were punched with the Spiral Punch and the Celery and Vanilla were ripped. Add a touch of Celery Grosgrain ribbon and you are done.

(Not strictly SU but the small butterflies were stamped onto Shrink Plastic - same stamp as before - and heated with my heat gun till they are shrunk! These were attached with glue dots...)

Thanks for looking,
Enjoy...

C xx

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Wow Carolynne
what a lovley card...this stamp set is very versatile.... i love shrink plastic too!
cheers
Michelle

Fiona Whitehead said...

Lovely card - I love the butterflies

Melanie said...

Lovely card Carolynne, just love those shrinked butterflies, must dig mine out. Just had a quick look at your blog and its fab, guess I won't be getting any work done tomorrow either, lol.

Need More Time to Craft said...

Love this card. Havn't thought about using shrink plastic with SU stamps. Mmust have a try. Love your cards. There is an award on my blog for you.
Carole x