September 5, 2011

Where Did All the White Space Go?

Dear Reader,

After playing around with some white paint in a card class my gifted friend, Liz Allen, taught a few weekends ago I knew I had to add some to a birthday card I was working on to highlight the embossed flourish the made up the base of the card.  Originally this card was going to be a lovely pure white with pops of color coming from the die cut butterflies and a little stamping in the corners, but this is me making a card and white space although beautiful withers in the face of my need for more.  So out came the Papertrey Ink background stamps and glimmer mist.  Then came the white paint to tone it down just a little bit.  How far I strayed from my dream of an elegantly subdued white embossed card!  I think my card may be the eccentric, arty cousin of the white card.

The happy birthday is from the sophie's sentiments set from Lawn Fawn.  I am sure I mentioned this...I began my Lawn Fawn experience by buying 3 stamp sets and I have been putting them to good use.  I made a couple of cards for friends in July and I hope to share those with you in the next few days.  In fact I designed their cards with these stamps in mind before I had even bought them.  Lawn Fawn = adorable!  I can't wait to buy to choose which ones to buy next!?!

Anyway, here's the card:

And with the matching envelope:

Thank you for visiting the Hall!

Call again soon,

Butterflies in Flight birthday card
Stamps: happy birthday from sophie's sentiments, Lawn Fawn
Background Basics: Newsprint, Background Basics: Woodgrain, Background Basics: Diamonds Background Basics: Sheet Music and Background Basics: Text Style, Papertrey Ink
corner damask from Parisian Anthology set, House of 3 by Pink Paislee
border from Butterfly Garden set, Pink Paislee
Inks: tuxedo black, Memento by Tsukineko
broken china and peeled paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger
Cardstock: white, Georgia-Pacific; blue from scraps
Patterned Paper: weather vane from Urban Prairie collection, Basic Grey
Mists: patina, jasper, meadow green and apple, Glimmer Mists by Tattered Angels
Dies: large butterfly from Butterflies combo set, Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
mini butterflies set, Tim Holtz Alterations by Sizzix
Embossing Folder:  flourish from Love is in the Air set, Cuttlebug by Provo Craft
Embellishment: rose die border, Sassafras
Other: gesso, Claudine Hellmuth Studio by Ranger

1 comment :

Julie Mogford said...

This card is so pretty! I admire your ability to achieve so many beautiful looks and styles on your cards!


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