Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SSD09 Live the Life

Hey everyone! Sorry I haven't posted in the last week (it's been a long time since I have done that) but I was trying to get my sneak peeks for Clear Dollar Stamps done by deadline so I was creating a lot of goodies behind the scenes. So without further adieu.... Guess what day it is!!! Skipping Stones Sketch Tuesday! Wow I can't believe this month has gone by so fast and that it is Amy Sheffer's last week with us. :-( Amy has been one of my stamping idols for a long time so I've loved working with her sketches this month.

Check out this week's sketch - it's fabulous!!!

I ended up making my card to be 4 1/2 x 8. Why? Well....I had this fantastic idea to use this really cool wooden flower that I bought at Pier 1 Imports over the weekend and it was rather big so I had to adjust the size of the card to fit the flower. I was going to have the butterfly from Healing Wings popped up off the flower. Well... Things didn't go exactly as planned. In other words, the flower looked ridiculous! I like how my card turned out in the end though - I matted the layers a few times behind the main image and then used my Blossom Nestabilities to finish it off. Can I just tell you how in love with Distress Inks I now am in? I am loving them! See the cool looking border I have on the edge of the card. Can you believe I bought that punch at Michael's before Christmas and didn't realize I even owned it until I opened up one of the my punch drawers and saw it sitting there.

Sparkle and Bling List:
Stamps: Healing Wings by Skipping Stones Design
Paper: Gina K Luxury White, Kiwi Kiss, Rose Red, Basic Grey DP
Ink: Old Olive, Pink Pirouette, Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Accessories: Nestabilities, Versamark, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Curved Lattice MS Punch

3 comments:

Amanda Sewell said...

Such a pretty card! I am just LOVING this set, aren't you???

Kandi Phillips said...

This turned out gorgeous! Love your bright colors!

mycardz said...

Wow, gorgeous card! Love the dp you used and the butterfly really pops. Awesome card! hugz, Mary