Friday, March 20, 2009

Dear Friend


Yesterday I sat down to stamp, knowing only that I wanted to use my previously uninked "Dear Friend" stamp set. It is a level 1 hostess set. I stamped two images, thinking that I would use both of them on one card, but decided instead to make two of the same card; one for me and one to go into my donation pile. I reached a dead-end on both designs, so I set them aside until this morning. I was thrilled to see that today's LSC on SCS was to have a spring flower be your focal point and to use a subtle color. I decided to make them a little different, and ended up liking the one with the butterflies better. I was worried about black butterflies, but I think they turned out okay.

I have no idea what these flowers are supposed to be, but they reminded me of some that I have in my yard that are yellow. The leaves made me think that they were some kind of plant that comes from a bulb, but I could be wrong. I decided to go with it. I guess that is the creative freedom one aquires when stamping! LOL!
I really liked how the black made everything pop. I used my swiss dot embossing folder for the larger white panel and then used my color spritzer tool and a black marker to make the color flecks.



Thanks for fluttering by!

Supplies:
Stamps: Dear Friend
Ink: Palette Noir, Copic Markers, Black SU! marker, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Paper: Basic Black, White, So Saffron
Accessories: Ribbon by Creative Impressions, Buttons from my stash, linen thread by SU!, Foam Squares, Paper Piercer and Mat Pack, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and pearl gems, sponge, cuttlebug and swiss dot embossing folder

17 comments:

Renée said...

These are both so very pretty, Kelly! I really like the colours and the black butterflies look fab!

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh so gorgeous cards you made!!! TFS!
~Heidi

Deborah Saaranen said...

Very very pretty! I love this color combo-- the black does make everything *pop*!

Scrap for Joy said...

I'm seeing a lot more yellow in card design and I really like it. You've made beautiful cards and the butterflies are the perfect embellishment.

Marisa said...

Great card. Love the black butterflies with the pearls on them. Think these flowers may be snowdrops...but not sure lol :)

Arlana said...

I sure love your yellow card with the swiss dot. How fun and spring looking is this. You make that leval on set look darling!!!

Playing with Paper said...

Wow! These cards are stunning. Love the strip of paper behind the main image. Then you put the ribbon across that strip!! OH SO PRETTY!!!

Nancy Riley said...

Beautiful!!! So fresh and ready for Spring!

Robin McK said...

Uhhhhhhh (mouth open)....

Wow, as usual. TFS

Libby Hickson said...

Gorgeous!

purplestamper316 said...

Love these! I like black & yellow together- makes me think of spring for some reason! I was going to say those look like snowdrops to me- but Marisa beat me to it :) First flowers to poke through the ground here in the NW :) Tfs!

Linda Crowder said...

Ilove your cards. I believe these are Snowdrops, which come early also but are usually white. But hey, in the artist's world, we can make them any color we like and yours are beautiful yellow. I really like them! And those butterflies make it!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Both of these cards are elegant and lovely great job with this set.

Debbie/Phx AZ

lisa808 said...

Great color combo. Funny thing, I have the Dear Friend set too and didn't know what that flower was either. I thought it might be an Easter Lily. Anyway, it looks nice done in yellow.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

These are quite lovely Kelly!! Fabulous colors, CB'ing and image!

ChristineCreations said...

I was thinking they could also be crocuses too? Wow they are beautiful!

Mary said...

beautiful cards. love everything about it.