Friday, September 3, 2010

Have I mentioned that I'm a little ecclectic?

You just never know what will happen over here! :D
Last time was steampunk - this time, not so much!
The stamp is Tin Can Mail by Inkadinkado. I started by stamping the image in Brilliance Coffee Bean on a light piece of card stock. Not quite tan, but not white either. After rounding the corners I started using different Distress Ink colors to age the edges (which is actually a technique from TJ called Burnt Edges) and the center. The flowers were colored with two or three colors of DI using a water brush. Once it was dry I colored the butterfly with gold Smooch and set it aside.
I ran a piece of brown c/s through the cuttlebug with one of Tim's embossing folders and rubbed gold brilliance ink on the raised portion of the design. A darker brown base and two pieces of scrapbook paper (edges aged also) and I was ready to assemble. At least I *thought* so until some ribbon called my name! Then the dew drops started in...
Well, at least I stopped there!
I'm still thinking about that ribbon. It's really too high, but any lower and it obscures the butterfly. *sigh* Cut if off? Leave it alone? Dunno.
What do YOU think?
Thanks for dropping by!


Anonymous said...

Love it...leave the ribbon where it is looks great to me!

IsaNorris said...

I do love this card: the colours, the stamps, the stamp-ing, everything fits beautifully.
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lauren said...


LOVE IT!!! love the ribbon, too!!! i think it's totally cool where it is...or...if it is EASILY moveable, you could try sliding it so that it fit between the line of dew-drops and the bottom of the butterfly??

(you probably HAVE done this already and it didn't fit...but it LOOKS like it would fit...also, if it overlapped the butterfly a teeeeeeeny bit at the bottom you'd still be able to SEE HIM thru the ribbon, no??!?!)

but unless YOU are unhappy with said ribbon RIGHT THERE seriously i think it's FAB!!!!!