It's Not All Black and White

Friday, September 21, 2007

A Bit of a Funk

I've been in a bit of a stamping funk this week. First, I didn't even want to stamp. Then yesterday, I sat down to stamp...and, oh my, was it scary! So I just walked away. I did manage to make this simple card this morning though. It follows the guidelines for today's Limited Supply Challenge at Splitcoast: to use just three of four layers and simple embellishments.
I'm so excited to have finally used my Jolies Fleurs stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs that I bought at least a month ago. I'll definitely have to give it some more attention. Here, the flower is stamped on Paper Accents Pearlized white using Versafine black ink, as are the swirls and sentiment (Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Kisses). I wish you could see the shimmer. It even shows through your coloring and stamping. LOVE IT! The flower is colored with Stampin' Up markers (rose red, so saffron, almost amethyst) and the "pink" is an aquapainter with rose red ink. That is all layered on Saffron prints paper (SU!) and highlighted with black layers and brads. The amethyst center is covered in Crystal Effects. I think I'll add some Star Dust Stickles to the petals too. It needs a bit more sparkle.
What's In It:
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs' Jolies Fleurs, Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Kisses
Paper: Paper Accents Pearlized white, SU! basic black and saffron prints
Ink: Versafine black, SU! rose red, almost amethyst, so saffron
Other: crystal effects, vintage brads (SU)

16 comments:

Flossie's Follies said...

Wha a simple and elegant card, love it. It is tough right now with your mothers illness you are all in my thoughts.

Nancy said...

Stunning!

My Paper World said...

Very pretty!

Shannan said...

Gorgeous card, Bethany! Sending some Texas sunshine your way! :D

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is gorgeous, Bethany! It doesn't look like you're in a stamping funk! :)

Lauren (mytime) said...

No funk here girl! That is my all time favorite set, and you did it proud!!!

Tracy.H said...

So beautiful!! :0)

chelemom said...

I think you did a great job on this card...doesn't look like you are in a funk at all! It must be in the air....I too have been in a bit of a slump...not happy with anything I create!

sophia landry said...

simple, but oh so beautiful and elegant. This should get you out of your funk!

Scrappy Moments said...

Love this Card, Enjoyed the Micro Minis too :) You do such pretty work. Love the title of your blog too, So glad I visited :)

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

Leslie Miller said...

This is a beautiful card. It doesn't need another single thing! Sometimes that's just the way to get going again--something simple. It must have felt good when it turned out so pretty!

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Tina said...

Wow! Great card.

Tina

Angie Z. said...

It's a very sweet card! Nice clean and simple!
~Angie

Rose Ann said...

I LOVE this pretty, clean design! Beautiful color choices as well!

Joan B said...

oh, wow, this is amazingly beautiful. I love your style