It's Not All Black and White

Monday, January 19, 2009

Life's Comforts

Hot chocolate, a comfy bed on a rainy morning, sweatpants, a hug...those are a few of my life's greatest comforts. How about you? This card just had me thinking about that, seeing as how the sentiment reads "Wishing you life's greatest comforts".

These are a couple of my cherished Urban Prairie papers again, paired with the Comfort Plain Jane by Verve Stamps.

Design Details:

Cover Basic Grey's undressed chipboard elements with Urbain Prairie paper, then poke two holes through chipboard and sentiment panel to attach with brads.

Draw the butterfly trail very lightly with a pencil. (It took me a couple of tries to be happy with my trail.) After drawing the dotted trail with a marker, erase the pencil lines. Run black marker along edges of butterfly to make it stand out better.

What's In It?
Stamps: Comfort Plain Jane (Verve Stamps)
Paper: cool caribbean, basic black, kiwi kiss (Stampin' Up!); white (Papertrey Ink); Urban Prairie (Basic Grey)
Ink: onyx black (VersaFine); basic black marker (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: butterfly punch (Martha Stewart); corner rounder (EK Success); flowers (Primas); chipboard elements (Basic Grey); black licorice brads (Lasting Impressions); black diamond stickles (Ranger); square nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); dimensionals

The project parade starts today on the Verve Stamps blog. Be sure to check it out so you have plenty of time to play along. And there'll be lots of eye candy for the next several days as the designers feature a new project each day with the theme "A Kid At Heart". I'll be sharing my project on Thursday, and I really think you're going to want to see it. At least I think it's a really cute idea.


Unknown said...

The Urban prairie Papers are absolutely FAB. Now I need to find them. Beautiful card.

Unknown said...

Fabulous card Bethany!! I love the mixture of pretty patterns and colors! :)

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous---(and love that butterfly trail!) Keep warm!

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is so bright and fun! Great paper and embellishments! TFS

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Beautiful card, Bethany! And those sound like some great comforts to me too!

Alex said...

Beautiful papers, love this card Bethany!! Love the mix of patterns!! Just a gorgeous card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Corie said...

This is just beautiful -- love that DP

Rose Ann said...

So very pretty, Bethany!! I love the bright colors, butterfly, flowers, and chipboard piece! Fabulous card!!

Renee said...

This is gorgeous! I love the vibrant colors and the so cute!

Dawn Easton said...

Very pretty Bethany! Love your butterfly trail...and your paper choice is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

I really love this one!