My wonderful and amazing Aunt Jerrie from Coloring Outside the Linez sent me a package which included a new Spellbinders stencil and a couple of die cut butterflies with the following note "Ready. Set. Create!"
I can't resist a good dare. ;)
I saw this image over at Runway Inspired Sketches:
and it just reminded me so much of a butterfly with all the intricate lines. I love the great Herve Leger, who is most well known for his bandage dresses and jaw-dropping optical illusion creating dresses. So I am incorporating both a butterfly and the colors from this photo into my design.
I also wanted to play along with Verve Stamps Diva Dare this month - which is "Vellum Visions". I did a play on hard and soft, using embossing paste for the "hard" and vellum for the "soft".
I began by swirling shades of pink and orange Distress Inks onto a piece of white cardstock.
Then I used the awesome Spellbinders stencil my aunt mailed to me and used Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Embossing Paste:
Next, I put clear embossing powder over the paste, and dried it with a heat tool, letting it crack and pop.
I used the Wishing You set from Verve to create my sentiment and layered polka-dotted vellum over the butterfly and plain vellum behind my sentiment to create a delicate softness. I also added sequins from Verve's Shine Bright sequin mix.
Somehow, I managed to forget to take a picture of the inside. I made this card for my friend, Jessi Fogan in honor of her birthday - so if you see it before you get it in the mail, Jessi, act surprised! :) The inside says "A Very Happy Birthday".
I also made another one to send to my aunt as a thank you, of course. Hers says "The Best Day Ever!" on the inside. :)
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