Friday, 7 October 2011

Flourish & Butterflies For You Card

I love black and white cards and I love black and white with a pop of bold colour, red being a particular favourite.  For some reason though, I've never used black and vanilla together.  I decided it was about time I remedied that so here's my black, vanilla and red card.  Oh yes, I like this combo - muchly!

My utterly gorgeous Fabulous Flourish stamp got another inking.  I recently received this retired SU! Great Friend set and that got its first inking.  I loved the butterfly in the Great Friend set when I first saw it years ago and I hoped it would be a set available in the UK catalogue.  Sadly, we didn't get it here but I got a used set from eBay I'm happy to say!  There's no such thing as too many butterfly stamps - right?!  I stamped the butterflies in Riding Hood Red ink, cut them out and added black brads to the bodies.   I've added half a dimensional with the backing paper still on under each wing so they stay popped up.  The frame, sprig and 'for you' are also in the set.  I cut the frame out and popped it up on a 1 3/4" black circle.  To finish off the front, I added some red pearls.

Then I stamped the flourish again on a vanilla panel for inside the card and added a birthday sentiment.  The envelope also got a flourish.

Stamps: SU! Great Friend set, Hero Arts Fabulous Flourish, Hero Arts Friends are Treasures cling set (inside sentiment)
CS: SU! Riding Hood Red, Basic Black & Very Vanilla
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Riding Hood Red
Tools: SU! 1 3/4"circle punch
Embellishments & accessories: black brads, red pearls, dimensionals



Unknown said...

lovely card...

Jacqueline said...

Wow Ruth - this is absolutely stunning - Jacqueline xx

Margaret said...

This is amazing! Love that bold flourish with the beautiful butterflies! I agree...we can never have too many butterfly stamps (or flowers...)

Sue said...

This card is stunning Ruth Luv Sue x

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