Monday, April 27, 2009

Beautiful and Breezy

I'm loving the Parisian Breeze Designer Series paper. I thought my butterfly from Gods Beauty (hostess lev 1) would take flight on this breezy paper. A little late with last weeks Splitcoast Sketch 225, but I thought it would work well for this beautiful butterfly image to be a focal point. I actually stamped this image onto a pizza box with Choc Chip Craft ink ~ the pizza box is thick, so its a great dimensional look. TIP: When heat embossing, you will need to use either Craft Ink or VersaMark (both are a 'stickier' ink that doesn't dry as quickly as the Classic Ink) so your embossing powder will adhere to the ink before you use your heat tool to give it a very pretty shine. I then used my Blender Pens and ink pads to color in the wings. TIP #2: Kreate a 'pool' of ink inside your SU ink pad ~ Gently squeeze together the center of a closed pad and when you open it you will have your 'palette' of ink. Dip in you Blender Pen and you can begin to color. TIP #3: Blender Pens are wonderful, you get 3 in a pack and you can use them over and over and over!!! After picking up one ink color, simply scribble off that color on a piece of scratch paper and you are ready to pick up the next color- convenient! And don't worry if the tip of your Blender gets 'stained' - it will still work the same for you. TIP #4: If you don't have a specific ink pad color, but you have that color SU Marker, use your marker to kreate a palette on a piece of wax paper or even the plastic lid of your stamp set. Works great!
Hope those were a few helpful tips. The rest of the card is pretty explanatory. Thanks for taking a peek!

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Stamps: Gods Beauty (hostess lev 1 113222)
Paper: Parisian Breeze DSP (113993), Baja Breeze (111352), Kraft (102125), Choc Chip (102128), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Baja Breeze(111833), Choc Chip Craft (101816), Creamy Caramel (103220)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (100005), Blender Pens (102845), Sponge Daubers (102892), Clear Rhinestone Brads (113144)


Patti said...

That butterfly is breathtaking! And the paper is soooo cute. Thanks, Kim!

Mary Fish said...

Breathtaking is right. Your butterfly looks real! Works beautifully with the sketch. Hugs, M

Melissa said...

I LOVE this card! So pretty!

Tiffany said...

I love that butterfly! It looks so real. Fantastic job Kim!!!

Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this card!!! The paper...the butterfly! So pretty!Kim 2:)

Ann Schach said...

I love how you colored in the butterfly...A perfect combination with the paper.

Monica Anderberg said...

So pretty! So wellbalanced and lovely colorcombo! It is so fun to visit your blog and see all the wonderful things you are making.

Hugs Monica