Sunday, January 8, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #16 Butterfly Trio

 Ever since Freshly Made Sketches started, I've wanted to play along.  But I always seemed to miss the deadline.  This week, I made it my personal challenge to complete the card before the deadline.  Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Clarice would say these butterflies are "sparktelly."
I stamped the butterflies on Whisper White, then colored them with markers.  Next, I used a two-way glue pen and added the Dazzling Diamonds.  I experimented with various shades of blues and yellows before I settled on Marina Mist and So Saffron. I had used bright colors to fill in the butterflies, but they looked way too bright to use for the card base.

I have two workshops scheduled at the end of the month. I think I'll demo this card since it uses one of the SAB stamp sets.  What do you think?

Stamps: Kindness Matters
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Marina Mist, Subtles dsp Pattern Stack
Ink: StazOn Jet Black, markers - Daffodil Delight, More Mustard, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Island Indigo
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

Susan

8 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

That extra sparkle adds a wonderful detail to your butterflies! Pretty card!

Penny Hanuszak said...

Beautiful simple and elegant card Susan. I love the Dazzling Diamond effect on the butterflies. Yes I agree great card for demoing. Have fun!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ...these butterflies look as though they are hanging in a frame on a wall ....gorgeous, and those sparkles are divine!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Carolyn said...

I love this card - clean and simple! And sparkly!

Jen TImko said...

This set is on my list for SAB and you have shown why! Gorgeous! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty, the sparkles are so beautiful.

Margaret said...

Love the clean lines and uncluttered feel of this! The glittery butterflies are the perfect amount of bling! A fantastic card!!

Butternutsage said...

this card is lovely and I am impressed with how you got the dazzling diamonds to show up so nicely...any tips on camera and how you photographed your card. packardez@aol.com