Monday, December 29, 2008

Be Grateful...and new stamps!

I made this card several days ago, then realized I was out of the stamp set I used. Fortunately, I received my order from Impression Obsession tonight! So that stamp set is back in stock, as well as some new ones. Be sure to go to the store to see them.

The stamp set I used is a cling mount set called Charming Gardeners . You may recall another card I made recently using this set. You can see it HERE .

I stamped the main image on watercolor paper using Onyx Black Versafine ink, then embossed with JudiKins Detail Clear embossing powder. The stamped image was colored using Tombow (water based) markers and a damp paint brush.

My goal was to *stamp simply* and let the designer paper and stamp do the work for me. That gorgeous designer paper is from the Basic Grey Sultry paper pad. The butterflies are a Martha Stewart punch. I covered them with Crystal Ultrafine Transparent Glitter by Art Institute Glitter, then added Soft Pink Rhinestones to the body.

The sentiment on the inside is included in the stamp set. It's such a beautiful sentiment, perfect for so many occasions. I added two more glittered butterflies, but didn't use the rhinestones in attempt to keep it from being too bulky in mailing.

The cardstock is Intense Kiwi Prismatics and Intense Pink Prismatics .

So, that's it for me tonight. Thanks so very much for stopping by. I have another card ready for you, so I will be back soon.


Gabriela said...

Michelle - you've got another winner here. I adore your Wellies in green and pink and the BG Sultry coordinates perfectly. You certainly outdid yourself with this one. I love it!

mudmaven said...

WOW - great card. Wonderful color combo and that BG paper really goes with those great boots! ~chris

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Great paper with this image Michelle!! Love the pink and green! Fun, fun card!

Kimberly said...

Oh, Michelle! That is SO beautiful! I love the colors and those butterflies!!!!

Sonia said...

This is a beautiful card :) So love the lil butterfly, wish the UK sold Martha Stewert punches :(
Hugs Sonia xx

Joani said...

OMGoodness! I'm so glad I "found" your blog on SCS - it's wonderful! Your cards are just amazing. I'm a follower for sure now! Thanks for the inspiration.

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Michelle...this is sooo pretty!!! I love the gorgeous colors and papers and that image is adorable!!! Mighty purty coloring, too!!!

Marilyn Hitterman said...

Michelle - What a lovely card. I especially love the boots. The background paper is gorgeous and is so effective with the butterflies. Great job, Michelle!

Silke said...

Awesome DP and the image is too cute - love those colors!!!