April 14, 2010

Embossing redo

Today's card is actually a case of myself. I love doing that! Do you ever look back at your older cards and think it might be fun to "redo" them? I was perusing old blog posts from 2007 and saw this card I made while on the DT for Verve. I like using black or dark grey to ground some color when working with white. It makes things pop!

Don't you love those eyelets and that gorgeous Hawaiian Shores twill ribbon? Yum.
The main image panel is glossy white CS on which I clear embossed the butterflies and floral stems. Then I sponged ink (actually Cool Caribbean *gasp*) on top and stamped a few more butterflies and some flowers using Summer sunrise ink. Pigment ink doesn't sponge too well on glossy CS, so I had to use a dye ink and Cool Caribbean was the closest match!

Image stamps from With Sympathy (the first time I've ever inked that set up!) and the sentiment is from Giga Guidelines (I cut the 'thank' and 'you' apart so I could place them under each other instead of on top of).

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you have an artsy day!

21 comments:

Laurie said...

This is fabulous! I love that ribbon and the colors and all the layers! I love the whole thing! Good idea on going back and changing a card you prev made! I have lots I could do that with! ;)

Diane Jaquay said...

Stunningly GORGEOUS card Dana!! LOVE that ribbon treatment!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is beautiful, Dana!!! The layered ruffle on the ribbon is amazing!! I have so many cards that I could use a re-do!!

Mariana said...

I love the colors, it's such a bright, fun card!!!

Lee said...

Oh Dana, you are soooo talented. You have been making the most stunning cards and this one is gorgeous too!

Sasya said...

ohh, Dana, this is just AWESOME!! Love these colors, soo soft and pretty card!!
And i love these ears!! how did you make them? is it a stamp? really beautiful!!

Jennifer Carter said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors, the ribbon, the images you chose, the layout... Everything is just so perfect!

Barbara said...

Perfectly gorgeous, Dana! I'm not much into eyelets but these look fabulous here!

Lorraine said...

STUNNING! that is the word that came to mind. absolutely love everything about it - the colors, clean lines, details!

megspaulding said...

Love it Dana! Those eyelets are great, they add such a nice touch! And that ribbon... to die for! Great as always.

resmith said...

This is gorgeous, Dana! I love the row of eyelets and that layer of ribbon. Very nice touch.

Leah said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and those eyelets are great:)

Amy said...

Dana-there isn't one thing that is wrong with this card.....PERFECT, PERFECT, PERFECT!!! Love the ribbon embellishment!

Courtney Baker said...

GORGEOUS DANA! I love that bow!

Mara... said...

Wow, I love the embossing! But I think my favorite is the pleated ribbon with the button. SWOON! So pretty!!

Sue Ann said...

Okay I saw this yesterday but just could not leave a comment ........ but here I am back again ..... this is truly beautiful!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

Belinda said...

Oh what fabulous colors and love the eyelets at the bottom!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

I love love love this card, the color combo is gorgeous and all those butterflies just make me smile!!

Melissa said...

Girl, your are rockin'! You have been making the most amazing cards! I love the row of eyelets and the colors are awesome together! Love the embossed look with that image!

Melissa said...

Oh and how could I forget the ribbon....love how you layered it...sigh...

Sherry said...

This is just stunning!! Love how you sponged on the blue ink!