Monday, June 8, 2009

Butterfly Background

I thought of this background in the middle of the night ... had to try to remember it and then created it the next morning!! Sheesh!! LOL I took these 2 butterflies that come in the smARTworks Cookie Plate set and, using double sided tape, attached them to an acrylic block beside each other (that is how I use my unmounted stamps - double sided tape). Then, I stamped them repeatedly onto white cardstock using blue ink. For each stamp, I rotated the image so the wings would "fit together". The focal image is created by coloring onto a silhouette image using my markers, misting with water, and then stamping onto white cardstock. I then cut and embossed this out using an oval nestability making sure to leave some room along one side for the sentiment. I added the sentiment by curving it (it is from a PTI clear set which means I could curve it on my block to match the shape of the oval - love that) and some dots. I attached this with dimensionals. A little ribbon and some scallop edge and the card was complete.

Question for you.... a friend of mine was irritated by this card because the sentiment was sideways, she kept wanting to turn the card vertical. What do you guys think?? Are you good with sentiments that are on the card sideways, like this? Or do you prefer your sentiments to run horizontally??

Thanks for dropping in! Donelda


Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card, Donelda -- your butterfly background is awesome! I really like the colors and your flower is perfect. Now that you mention it, I would probably prefer the sentiment horizontally, but never would have thought of it without the suggestion!

Juanita said...

What a great butterfly background.
I thought the sentiment was fine and until you asked about I did not have an issue with it. Then I started turning my head to look at the card :)
It is great, your images and color are perfection!

Susan Raihala said...

Doncha just love middle-of-the-night inspirations! This is beautiful, and the sentiment placement doesn't bother me in the least.