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!


4 comments:

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

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  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

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

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