Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Distressed Flower Friend
Good Afternoon Peeps. It is getting hot again here is southwest Missouri, we had a few very nice days. It was always cool early in the morning when I would head out for my walk and then when I would walk again in the evening it was nice too. Now it is heating back up and that will curtail my walking, I just don't handle the heat very well so when it is 98 degrees out with 90% humidity, this chickie is hiding in the air conditioned house!!!!
Well, on to today's card. I used Karen Giron's Sweet Sunday Sketch for this card. I had been wanting to try these cute little distressed flowers that I have seen all over the place lately. So when I saw the sketch I thought one of those flowers would be cute as the circle element shown on the sketch.
I made my flower with three circles of card stock, 2- 1-3/8 inch circles and 1-1 inch circle. The colors I used are dusty durango and crushed curry. I used my distressing tool and ran it around the edges of each circle alot. I added a silver brad to the center to hold them all together. I made my leaves by using a scrap of mellow moss cardstock folded in half and ran through my crimper. I then just cut out three leaves on the fold.
The sentiment is stamped with dusty durango and is from the All Holidays stamp set. I added the butterfly from the Happy Heart Day stamp set. I masked off the trail coming from the butterfly with a post-it note before inking it up with some black stazon. I used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line it up where i wanted it. I then, with a pencil, lightly drew in a trail to pierce. Once I pierced it I erased the pencil line. I colored the butterfly in with a blender pen and some crushed curry ink from my stamp pad.
The DS paper is from the Razzleberry Lemonade DS pack and I pierced all around the designer series layer. I added a piece of dusty durango ribbon and then glued on my sentiment panel.
The flower is mounted with a couple of dimensionals and then the leaves are glued down underneath the edges of the flower. Finally I added a couple of silver sticky rhinestones to the center of the butterfly.
Well, that is all for today, Thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!