Monday, January 30, 2012

Butterflies & Flowers


Hi all! Through this Wednesday the best and brightest in the stamping and crafting industry will be in California showing off their newest products for CHA and.... Mitra Friant, the owner of Impression Obsession, is there and there are so many new and fun stamps that are now available to YOU! All this week, the IO designers will be showing off some of those new stamps! 

On to my creation...
This beautiful stamp is actually TWO stamps -- the Frilly Butterfly (8720) was stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento ink, masked and then, the flower (Gentle Rose H8724) was stamped over top and colored with Copic Makers. For marker colors, I used BG0000, YG00, YG03, YG06, YR01, YR04, YR07, YR09, Y38, Y35, C03, C05, and C07. I also used some white gel pen accents on the butterfly. Card Tidbits: the paper is BasicGrey June Bug, ribbon is May Arts, button is My Mind's Eye, and I used a Spellbinders Classic Circle and Beaded Circles dies (cut thanks to my Grand Calibur), You can see that I did emboss and sand the edges of my orange mat as well as the embossed edges of the Beaded Circles die. And that, my friends, is it! 

Just an FYI -- my card is 5" by 5" -- so you can see that these images are rather large which adds to the Wow Factor, I say! :-)

I'll be back every day this week to show off more new stamps from Impression Obsession - make sure you hop on over to the IO Blog to see more on the giveaways that they are hosting this week and don't forget my fellow IO design team mates. They have some fabulous pieces of eye candy to show off as well! 

Dina Kowal
Jeanne Streiff
Jenny Gropp
Julie Koerber -- you are here!
Laura Fulcher
Vicki Garrett

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll see you back here tomorrow with more fun things to show off! Until then, have a wonderful day!

~Julie








47 comments:

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Julie, this is quite beautiful!

stampqueen said...

Bright, cheery and yummy!!!

Craftyfield said...

Fantastic color contrast and great idea to combine the Butterfly and the Gentle Rose.

suerwelsh said...

Bright and fun! What a get well or birthday card! Love it!

Shirley Deatcher said...

Love your creation and the gorgeous flower image ! I think I 'need' that one !

NancyK said...

What a stunner! Love the pop of color on the butterfly and love that you left the rose neutral!

Shirley said...

Vibrant and beautiful, Julie!!

June W said...

Wow! What a lovely card!

ChristineCreations said...

Gorgeous Julie! That rose is stunning in whites! Love the addition and contrast of the butterfly and the green leaves.

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohhh! I love flowers and butterflies!! Your card is soo soo pretty!!

Vickie said...

Julie, this is a lovely card! Very clever and effective use of masking.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

So beautiful, the flower and the butterfly with all the orange and black. Thanks.

Cindy said...

Love how the flower is really light and then all the pops of color around it. Too fun!

Yolanda said...

That gentle rose stamp is just gorgeous! Love the bright colors you chose.

McStamper said...

Great color combo. Love the 5x5 size.

Harriet Skelly said...

This is beautiful - I love the white rose with the bright papers!

Paula Huiras said...

Bright, Cheery, Vibrant and so pretty too!
PH

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card! Your butterfly just pops! TFS

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Great colors! Very eye catching. I had trouble getting to your blog from the one before it. Had to go to another blog to get here...fyi

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card! Love those colors you selected and the images and just beautiful! So very pretty.
Lynn

Tami B. said...

What a pretty card and what a great stamp.

Tracey said...

Beautiful card!!! LOVE all those pretty details to adore!

Dana Nelson said...

Such spectacular colors!

eyes2theocean said...

Really pretty card. At first glance I though you used 1 stamp only. Great use of multiple stamps. Your color choices really make this card pop. So pretty! :)

E. Marie said...

Your card is lovely. Beautiful butterfly and rose images.

Linda Carson said...

gorgeous! absolutely gorgeous!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty Julie! Love that bold flower!

Lisa (lisascraps) said...

Lovely card ~ soft pretty rose stamp :-)

Carole said...

I love the way you masked the flutterby and the how its colors are echoed in the background.

Carol E said...

Very pretty card, love the colors, thank you so much for sharing it.

Katie said...

How pretty! I love your card, and that stamp is beautiful as well, one I would definitely have to buy! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

marilyn said...

What a beautiful card. LOVE how you did the flower in white--AMAZING!

Miranda said...

How lovely this one, you are lucky girls to work with those great stamps! gr. Miranda

Ginger said...

Color combo is wonderful. Great job!

Judy said...

Very beautiful! Love the orange butterfly on the white flower!

Gvendalen said...

beautiful stamp and a pretty card

RachelB said...

Very pretty!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! I love the layers and the fab IO stamps!
DeniseB

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! The white flower against the orange and black is awesome.

Bonnie Brown said...

Very pretty!! Love how the flower pops!

Teri said...

Very pretty!

Jennifer Roach said...

Beautiful! I *must* have that large flower too!

Kathy Ethington said...

Wonderful eye candy...just lovely.

Anonymous said...

Going back to pick up the Gentle Rose stamp number, you really gave it a simply elegant presentation, OTI! Flashing bg color and border showcase this work. Zing! Pow!
mt23stamperatyahoo Keep LookingUP!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Just delish bright colors with that pop of black....Flower just pops right out and I love, love, that sweet butterfly.

Marsha said...

Such an intricate and colorful card - gorgeous!

lynda said...

You make it sound like making that card "was a piece of cake". Your description sounds, & it looks, a little more complicated than that!