Good Morning TMS friends. I hope you're week is off to a great start. The sketch is up at Tuesday Morning Sketches and this one is by Patti. I love this sketch - this one, if you take it quite literally, gives you so much opportunity to use ribbons and embellishments from your stash. My card is quite literal, but I am happy with the results.
My card features Spellbinders dies. The foliage die, I used the fern leaf. I actually cute them out of my background ivory piece. Using a stencil brush and 2 shades of distress inks, I colored them softly. Then adhered the whole piece to a scrap of copy paper. I am loving the inlaid technique. I then stamped my greeting with Oatmeal Cookie (FSJ) ink and then embossed it. I added some beautiful olive green ribbon. For the focal image, I covered a piece of black card stock with Scor-Tape (sheet) and then die cut the butterfly. Then I used opal foil (ThermoWeb). I didn't even think about how sheer this foil was, but foiling black card stock with it just made it so dramatic!
Check out this butterfly! I finished it off with pewter colored pearls. I think that is the most stunning butterfly ever.
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