I am still on a roll with using up scraps and this morning have made a couple of cards.
The SBB September challenge was stuck firmly in my mind...yesterday I had tried a couple of things, using embossing paste on some pinky paper and gloss gel on water colour paper with a TH "Lace" stencil.
I stamped my three favourite HA butterflies with versamark onto vellum and then heat embossed them with a creamy- white embossing powder and coloured them on the back with markers.
Whatever I did though, the colours seemed wrong and nothing seemed to work as I wanted. Even the embossing paste seemed more gray than white. So, to cut it short I made the previously posted birthday tag and linked it to the challenge at SBB blog and thought that was that.
Today however, I found myself having another go at it and things went a little better.
Whenever I visit Burnie I visit the workshop and buy some of the delicious paper they have available. This is a semi-translucent heavy card made with cotton rag and feels and looks scrumptious...it is my last piece of this type, sadly.
I cut the pinky grey embossing paste paper into three one and a quarter inch circles, centering the punch over the flower image of the stencil, then I cut the glossy clear stencil image into three one and three quarter inch circles.
I made a sentiment banner from an off-cut strip of the card base, stamping a PTI "Tweet Talk" sentiment with London Fog Memento ink.
I cut two tiny hearts from the pinky paper, added half pearls to the hearts and the butterflies.
I used a PTI Chamomile inkpad to give the edges of the embellishments a slightly creamy definition and finally used a strip of "eggshell" seam binding to centre the embellishments and provide another creamy focal point.
I layered up the circles with some low profile foam dots and used some home grown glue dots to secure the butterflies and hearts.
I am quite pleased with this card although it was a trying and difficult gestation! I think it would make a lovely bride card, or some other feminine event, birthday or graduation, for example. I rather like cards that are a little androgynous, especially when I am not making them for any one specific occasion.
Mind you I think I have enough scraps to see me out...I may never buy paper again! Or then again...