Thursday, April 19, 2012

You Look Smashing

This one is inspired by the Just Us Girls Challenge blog. Here's the how-to sponge video from Gina K. I watched her stitching on cardstock video as well, before having a go.
I love to sponge, so when I saw the Just Us Girls sponging challenge, I hauled out the stencils that I made a few years ago (here is my post "Butterfly Dresses" from 2010). I drew the dress image in Adobe Illustrator, and then cut it out of an overhead transparency (acetate) on my Sihlouette cutter. Then I sponged through the stencil, and stamped over it with a butterfly background stamp (it's unlabeled, so I don't know where it came from).

I like the idea of stitching on card stock, so I gave that a try here. I now am certain that I need more colors of thread.  Every time I try a new technique, I end up needing more equipment!
I have a confession to make: when I uploaded this card to the challenge, it had fewer elements. I had thought I was done, but changed my mind, and added the charm, bow and sentiment.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love the butterfly dress. Pretty card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  2. Wow, you really used the inking technique in a very cool way...just love your card and appreciate your thought process while creating it. Hugs, Kathy

  3. Have you ever use other material for making cards like plastic card and clothes, jeans.