Sunday, April 22, 2012

Appreciate Beauty in Everything

Today I have a CAS (clean and simple) card for you.  I used the bleach technique again (for another example, see my post here) to make this card with this beautiful butterfly rubber stamp from Unity Stamps.   After heat embossing and bleaching out the black paper, I colored the image with Marvy markers and added Enamel Accents in the four corners.

For the inside of the card, I followed the same design but added the Dainty Doily from Lifestyle Crafts, which I spritzed with Smooch Spritz (silver foil) and my sentiment "appreciate the beauty in everything".  This sentiment, which is another rubber stamp from Unity Stamps, was created by cutting out sticky paper with Spellbinders (Curved Rectangles #1 and #2) and covering with PK Glitz glitter (silver, burgundy).  At first I wasn't sure how to get the message onto to glittered burgundy background, but decided to stamp the image in a glue pad, stamp directly onto the glitter and then glitter again.  Guess what? It worked!  This looks extremely shimmery in person.  The camera didn't do it justice, no matter how many times I tried to photograph it.  :-)

I'm also entering this in the following challenges: Crazy 4 Challenges (use black cardstock); Through the Craftroom Door (favorite technique)


rachel said...

This is lovely Anne - so pretty xx

Tammy said...

Amazingly beautiful Anne, perfect for Earth Day!

Linda said...

I think this is fabulous Anne, loving the inside of the card too a truly stunning butterfly!!!!

Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty Anne! Love that technique - and inside and out, this is a beauty!

Clare said...

The butterfly card is stunning.

Marie Gamber said...

Very beautiful! Always enjoy looking at new techniques! Thank you for joining us at THCRD!
Marie XX