After I finished decorating the tree last night I went in my craft room to stamp. I decided it was time to stamp something other than holiday cards so I pulled out my paisley butterflies from Pink Cat Studios. I think these stamps are just so darn cute. They were part of my prize from Kim's contest back in October and had only seen ink once so it was time to ink them up again.
For this card I stamped the butterfly twice using buckaroo blue ink and then colored them with my copics. I sponged the edges with buckaroo blue and mounted it on a layer of buckaroo blue. The designer papers are from the Die Cuts With a View Pocket full of posies collection. I am in need of some all occasion cards so instead of adding a sentiment I just added some ribbon from Michael's. I used the slot punch from Stampin Up to thread the ribbon through the butterfly panel.
I stamped the small butterfly on this card using palette noir black and colored him in with my copics. I added some crystal stickles to the center of the wings to match the glitter accents on the background paper. The edge of the butterfly panel was stamped with Oodles of Doodles from Paper Salon using soft sky ink and then the edges were sponged with the same ink. This was layered onto a piece of wild wasabi. In order to add the ribbon I used a circle punch on the side of the image panel to punch out a half circle to make room for the ribbon. The image panel is mounted on pop dots. Then ribbon is tied around the layer of sky blue and white and for the bottom of the card I used the Pocket full of posies glitter paper from Die Cuts With a View and mounted it on a layer of white. The base of the card is sky blue. They're both simple cards but a nice change from all of the holiday cards I've made lately.
It's a beautiful day here today if you don't have to go outdoors. The sky is blue and the sun is shining. The snow is sparkling in the sunshine but if you have to go outdoors - dress warm. The current temperature is 1 with a wind chill factor of -10. They are forecasting wind chills between -20 and -40 for the weekend so it will be a good reason to stay in and get some baking done.
What's the weather like where you are today? Feel free to leave me a comment to let me know how nice it is where you are. Thanks for stopping.