I have seen a number of people do the drop down butterfly shadow. They had done it all in white with the shadow in black or purple. I tried changing it up a little. I like my colors, but the many colored gems just don't stand out as well as they did on the other cards that I had seen.
The second card is a CASE from the Paper Crafts special magazine, Color Inspiration for Card Makers. Their card was just two colors - a warm tan and a hot pink - and was gorgeous in just those two colors. But I had to change it up and went with patterned paper. Although I like the way the pattern in the paper matches the rounded edge of the die, the tan and pink original is really unique.
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Full of Life
- Ink: Stampin' Up Blue Bayou
- Paper: Stampin' Up Soft Sky, Baja Breeze
- Accessories: Cuttlebug dot embossing folder, Martha Stewart butterfly border punch, misc gems
- Stamps: Papertrey Ink Wishing You, Circles
- Ink: Stampin' Up Old Olive
- Paper: Stampin' Up Ice Cream Parlor (from Sale-a-Bration), Melon Mambo, Old Olive
- Accessories: Martha Stewart bow punch, Papertrey Mat Stack die
Love the butterfly card! I haven't seen that drop down effect. It's simple but so effective. I will be CASEing this one!ReplyDelete
Your cardmaking gatherings must be a blast - you always have such great cards for them to work on. :)
BTW, I apologise for taking so long to acknowledge my Leibster award. I was tickled to receive it and I'm working on my post for it. Trying to find newbie blogs is trickier than I thought! :)
Kim, I LOVE that butterfly card! The drop shadow effect is a fab idea, and I especially like the way you did it with a subtle, tone-on-tone effect. The gems are a gorgeous addition!ReplyDelete
Both are gorgeous Kim and I'm sure all your friends enjoyed making them whether beginners or more experienced. ZxReplyDelete
I haven't seen the drop down butterfly shadow either yet. Love the simplicity of it and the resulting look! I love getting ideas from stamping magazines, especially when I'm having a lack of mojo! :) Sometimes it's the kick start I need to get me rolling!ReplyDelete