Thursday, February 21, 2013

FMS74: Embossed Butterfly

This card was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge (#74).  The image and sentiment were embossed in silver.  I love the way silver and blue look together.
You can see from the sketch that any shape could be used as the focus of the card front.  Having one large focal point makes this sketch so versatile.  When I saw this sketch, I immediately thought of the Swallowtail.

One of my husband's colleagues is retiring tomorrow, so I decided to get double duty out of this sketch and make a card for the going away party.

It is difficult to see in the photos, but I sponged the entire card front with Illuminate ink to give it an overall shimmer that works well with the silver embossing and little touch of bling in the corner.

Papers: Not Quite Navy (#101722)
Ink: VersaMark (#102283), Illuminate Glimmer Watermark (#126857)
Stamps: Swallowtail (#129216), Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
Other Supplies: Silver Embossing Powder (#109131), Basic Rhinestones (#119246)

Swallowtail (#129216)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (#115370)
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  1. Oh, that butterfly is absolutely stunning embossed in silver! Great take on the sketch this week! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  2. Nice job with the sketch! Although I wish stampers would stop tempting me with that Swallowtail! Hee! Hee!

  3. Beautiful card Crystal! I love that silver butterfly! What a lovely retirement card! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!