Sunday, April 5, 2009

A hit!!

I know you are thinking this is stamping related but, my son had his first hit in a baseball game today! woo hoo!! And, he made a great play on second base and got the runner out. I'm such a proud mama...tee hee. I'm also pooped! I will never, ever complain about football in the fall.

I wanted to share a card I made last week -- inpsired heavily by one I saw on the Hero Arts blog. I painted in the green and blue background on watercolor paper. The butterfly was first inked up with a pink pigment ink and then I came back and kissed the stamp with a purple palette ink. Once I embossed the butterfly, I cut it out. This set from The Angel Company is perfect for two step stamping or "kissing".

Lastly I attempted to paper pierce like my good friend Silke does on many of her cards. It's actually harder than it looks and I managed to get a little crooked on the bottom, hence the buttons and ribbon! sigh...Maybe I should have just started over for a cleaner look but with buttons being all the rage, I thought it might "work".

Card Materials: Butterfly Bits, hello retired


Silli said...

Oh Chris, your card is so soft and beautiful. I love the piercing...and the colors... Great work... Happy spring! Hugs from Silke

Ingen said...

This is such a beautiful card, love it :D

Morissa Sweeney (SCS - stampinsweeney) said...

This is so lovely, Chris! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!