Monday, March 14, 2011
Viva La Verve!
I made this card a few weeks ago and then forgot all about it! It took forever to make, so you would think that I would be eager to post it here, lol. It features several different elements so let's see if I can remember them all. I started out using some Graphic 45 paper for the background, then I added the Ripe Avocado accent strip stamped with a flourish from Fancy Flourishes. I added a crystal swirl that I colored with a copic marker for a more muted feel. I took some white satin ribbon, sprayed it with my Glimmer Mist, crumpled it up and let it dry before adding it to the card. Then, I die cut a Tag Sale 4 die out of Dark Chocolate cardstock and sponged the edges with white ink, layered it with the medium Delightful Doilies die cut stamped with one of the images from the Delightful Doilies stamp set, then I layered that with a Dark Chocolate scalloped circle stamped with same image but with white ink instead. On top of all those layers, I added a designer grommet that I aged a bit with some metallic acrylic paint. To make my butterfly, I die cut several layers of book print, crumpled them up, then lightly coated them with a few coats of Tattered Angels Glam and let them dry. I die cut another butterfly out of Ripe Avocado cardstock, brushed it with brown metallic aryclic paint and then wiped some of it off with a moist paper towel while still wet. This gave it a wonderful distressed look! I layered them all together and added a crystal strip to the middle.
Whew, that was quite a mouthful! I hope it makes sense. :)