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!
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