Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Tuesday Morning Sketches #359

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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6 Encouraging Thoughts:

Wanda said...

WOW! This butterfly is stunning! What a great card you have created with this sketch.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a GORGEOUS combination of embellishments, Beautiful work.

Debbie said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!! (I need to try this inlaid technique!!) I love the butterfly and that stitched ribbon!

Jenée said...

Lovely card. The use of the butterfly on your ribbons is quite pretty. That foil is absolutely stunning!

Patti said...

Ditto all of the above! Melissa this is a gorgeous card you "done my sketch good girlfriend" - that was with a southern accent. Even though I have none I thought in that accent. lol.

Deedee Anderson said...

Absolutely stunning, Melissa! How clever to cut your pieces out of the background, and then fit them back in all doctored up. That foil butterfly makes me green with envy -- ha ha -- so beautiful! I haven't been able to craft or visit in Blogland for many months now, but I'm finally back to it, and look forward to seeing more of your talent at work. Hope all is well with you and your kiddos and that you're having a great summer. Hugs!

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