One of my all time favourite blogs to visit is EnchantINK. Not so long ago Andrea posted this beautiful card. It struck a chord with me instantly. She is so very sweet in that she supplies a card recipe at the end of all her posts, which makes CASEing them all the more easy. So, with the supplies I had available to me, this is my version of Andrea's stunning card......
Now I do not have any of the ribbon or the exact butterfly stamp, but I had similar and I was happy with that. The other fantastic thing about this card is that it made me try things that I had not attempted before, like embossing on Vellum and sponging ink onto the BGS to give the wonderful aged look and layering a background. Here are some close ups....
I was so happy with the way that this card turned out, I thought I'd try again (are you sitting down Andrea??) in PINK!!!!!! Here it is....
I now am going to try some other colour combinations and see what I can come up with.
Thanks so much Andrea for provinding such a beautiful card to challenge me. See what you can find in blog land that challenges you.
CS:(SU) Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Prettyy in Pink, Whisper White
Ink: (SU) Soft Suese, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Versamark
Stamps: (SU) En Francais and Jemac "Butterfly" (item Code - A56E)
Other bits: Vellum, "Zing" white embossing powder, Pink and Blue Grosgrain ribbon fm Alice's, Blue and Pink Diamante Brads (Minibuckles Brand)
Techniques: Sponging, Heat Embossing