Ink: Regal Rose pad, Basic Gray and Rose Red markers
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot with Apothecary Accents Framelits, Fancy Fan TIEF, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Piercing Tool and Mat, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Regal Rose 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge quarter, Glue Dots, and Dimensionals
Ok, enough of the pats on the back or I might just fall over! I had seen a video on making the die-cut piece smaller so the regular die can frame it nicely, so I had to give it a try. It's just so easy to reposition the framelit and run it through the Big Shot the 2nd time. How easy it that?
For this card, I chose a stamp set that was introduced last year, but I didn't really do much of anything with it. To get this look, I inked the stamp with Regal Rose, then went back with markers and added the lettering and touches of Rose Red on the butterflies and flowers to make it stand out. As I was putting the card together, I thought the white embossed layer needed just a touch of color, so I sponged on a little Regal Rose very lightly on the edges just to help the texture show up better. When the card was finished (I thought), it still looked a bit plain, so I started thinking about what little bit could be added. I was going to stay with the pink tones, but that just didn't get it! When I added the Baja Breeze tiny butterflies, it was just perfect.
So there you have it. The first post for the new year. This one's going to be hard to live up to. Maybe I should have posted something a little more boring to start out the year!