The fun sketch for the week
A close up of the fun center element
I have a good friend from my Bible Study group who is going back to work after being home with her daughter for 7 years. She is such a doll and never complains, but I know this transition will be a challenge for her. I thought this quote from Verve would be perfect for Missie. I really like how it reminds us that God is the only one who sees the whole picture and he knows what he is doing. Really, is there anything neater than a butterfly :)
I really liked the blocked background that the sketch had and thought it would be neat to use the dsp and Martha Stewart butterfly punch together to make that happen. The circles are punched from the 1 1/4 circle punch. When I used puches on dsp sometimes it frays the edges a bit. My solution is to spounge some ink on the edges. For this card especially with the white background, it really gave the circles some dimension. I decided that less was more on my main block and went with the fun ribbon and butterfly accent. I really liked the little guy on the knot. It reminded me of how they are always pearched on all different places. I also stamped the main image on cardstock vellum so that we could still see glimpses of the butterfly dsp behind the sentiment.
I must admit the color challenge had me stumped for a bit! I rearely break out blush blossom and when I do it is usually to color skin on an image. The I read that the inspiration had come from the Basic Grey dsp pack Ambrosia and I was in like flint. If I used the dsp from there I had to hit all of th colors right LOL! I think it really came about nicely. I really think Missie will like this and hopefully it will brighten her day.
It's a good life!
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Paper: Basic Grey DP Ambrosia, PTI Stampers Select White, PTI Cardstock Vellum, Basic Grey
Ink: Momento Black, Basic Gray
Accessories: Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, 1 1/4 circle punch, Glue Dots, Spounge, Martha Stewart butterfly punch Michales, Bling Michaels