Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Embossed Butterflies

Well, it's another gloomy, cold day here. I'm getting to the point where I am in desperate need of some sunshine and warm temps! But I try to always look on the bright side of things, so in this case, after all this rain, everything will be so green and beautiful! I do hear by the weekend, it'll be close to 70 degrees and sunnier! Can't wait! :)

Today's card is a bit disappointing, but I thought I'd post it anyway, because we learn from cards like this. I know most of us have had cards we didn't like, so it's a good learning experience!

After white embossing the butterflies from the Hero Arts Watercolor Petals set, I used distress inks in Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage and Wild Honey. Then spritzed it with a mixture of perfect pearls and water. The shimmer is MUCH better in real life.

Remember to smile today! It makes you, and everyone around you, happier! :)

11 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Glad that you posted this, Barb! I thought this turns out beautifully! WE are our own worst critic, aren't we? I really like the colors in the background and the butterflies are very subtle and provide such great effect! Thank you for the inspiration!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I am also glad that you posted this card. It turned out very pretty--it is great.

Nancy said...

You are certainly helping with the smiling thing...this card is bright, cheerful and your colors are lovely. I'm glad you shared it with us. I'm hoping you can enjoy some sunshine soon!
blessings,
nancy

Nancy said...

Your post made me smile, Barb. I honestly like this card a lot. It is so arty and different. I love the background too. Hope the sun comes your way soon!

Jill said...

I love, love, LOVE this! Great colors and embossing! Sending you some warm AZ sunshine!

AnitaRex said...

What are you talking about disappointing? I think it's such a pretty card! I hope the sun comes to you soon! It has arrived over here! And it's getting warmer and warmer with a hot weekend on the plans! I hope your next for this weather!

Simone said...

This is so happy and pretty Barb - I love it! Your embossing is perfect :) Hope you get some sunshine soon :)

Joy said...

Beautiful Barb, such a great technique and you really have mastered this, so gorgeous.

Godelieve said...

These vibrant cards are just gorgeous!! Wow!

lynda said...

This truly is NOT a card to be disappointed in, Barb. But, good for you for posting it, in spite of how you felt about it. We, too, have had some miserable, cold weather, but are looking forward to mid 60's this weekend!!!! Can't wait.

donna mikasa said...

It looks like you've mastered this technique! I'm sure the shine is awesome!