Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I finally got Take Flight!

I have wanted the stamp set Take Flight since it came out a couple of months ago as the free set if you bought 3 stamp sets from GinaK Designs. I just could not swing it until now. It came in the mail today and I had to play. I love it as much as I thought I would. Here is my first card with the set:

I stamped the butterflies with Momento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with copic markers, no surprise there. I have been on kind of blue and green kick lately and carried it over into this card. I used a modified version of the Copic Gradiant method of blending the colors into each other for a smooth, no line transition between colors. If you follow my blog at all you know that I use this method whenever the image allows.

After I colored the butterflies I decided that it was a little too plain so I got out my Botanical Dreams set by Asela Hopkins and used the flower branch that I off stamped once so it wasn't so dark. I went over the outline of the flowers and branch with my C1 gray copic marker to blend it into the backgrond just a little more.

I sponged around the entire main image with Tim Holtz Pine Needles Distress Ink..

To complete my card I mounted the main image on black cardstock. I added a large gold rimmed pearl in the upper right hand corner and placed a piece of black velvet ribbon under it. I added 3 medium/small half pearls around the large pearl. I added a piece of the black velvet ribbon to the bottom of the card and placed 3 half pearls in the left side of the ribbon to balance out the card a little. Finally I mounted to my bottom layer which is Cool Caribbean cardstock(don't hate me because I still have some) :) .

I really like the simplicity of the card letting the butterflies be the focal point.

I know that I am going to use the heck out of this set and I am working on some ideas to use it with A Charmed Life by Melanie Muenchinger too.

See you all tomorrow night, if I am not in the clinker. I was supposed to show up for jury duty this morning. I thought it was Tuesday and didn't realize it until I called to see if my group was supposed to show up in the morning. Yep, only it was supposed to be Monday at 8:30 and not Tuesday at 8:30. I'm sure if I plead insanity they will let me off, Would any of you bail me out?

Good night!



Jean said...

Cathy your card is spectacular, love those butterflies. I hope you don't land yourself in the clinker though. Give me a call if you need bailed... LOL

Donna B. said...

WOWZA! This card is GORGEOUS! I wish I could click on the card & make it bigger to see those pretty colors on the butterflies!!