Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Butterfly Love

Morning, friends! I wanted to share a vintage-feel card that I created with lots of Papertrey Ink goodies. I will admit that I've been a little slow to jump on the whole doily trend, so this is the first card that I've created with the Parisian Lace Doily die. I've found that I love to cut it with text-weight paper (this is an off-white text weight from Neenah). The best part? By simply folding your paper in half, you can cut two doilies at the same time - the text weight is light enough to do this without any problem. I added a little Chamomile ink from the Tea Dye Duo to age the edges slightly.

So, more details...the card base is Spring Rain cardstock given the impression plate treatment with the Sheet Music plate. I inked the edges first with Spring Rain ink, then with Chai ink from the Tea Dye Duo. The focal point is a great combination of stamps; first I stamped some Rustic White cardstock with Text Style, the die cut it with the Angled Label dies. The label edge is from Label Basics (this set fills such a gap in my stamp collection! It's going to be the under-rated hero for me, I'm sure.) The butterfly is my favorite image from Butterfly Dreams. Colored up with the Spring Rain Copic trio, it reminds me of the beautifully colored butterflies I saw in Costa Rica when I was there many years ago. The sweet little die cut tag is from Tiny Tags; the sentiment is from Mixed Messages (LOVE how this combination matches up!!); I used a little silk ribbon to tie it on to the label. There's a fair amount of stuff on there, but I really like how it doesn't look busy in an overpowering way. (I know just who the perfect recipient is, too! I hope it will make her day!)

And don't forget - it's Tuesday, so that means I'll be over at Angela's Happy Stamper today at lunchtime for Technique Tag Tuesday. Stop by to try out Tsukineko's new GlazOn for StazOn. It's a fun way to try out a brand new product.

Have a great day! Be well.


Darla said...

This card is SO PRETTY! I LOVE how you combined so many PTI goodies to make this stunning card!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty Jen! Hope you had a lovely Easter :)

Joan B said...

this is just pretty pretty pretty!!

Joan B said...

this is just pretty pretty pretty!!

liannallama said...

I really love the old-fashioned look of this card--it's so sweet and reminds me of the hand-embroidered napkins that my great-aunt made!